6 - 7
Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 09:00 to Friday, June 7, 2024 - 02:00
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Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense Seminar

Los Angeles, CA

This program is designed for those new to federal criminal defense practice and addresses topics such as discovery and motion practice, pleas and proffers, the Bail Reform Act, and the basics of the sentencing guidelines.

The Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense program is a 1 1/2 day program, ending at 2:00 PM PT on Friday, June 7, 2024. Fundamentals will occur concurrently with the HYBRID: Winning Strategies Seminar (a 2 1/2 day program), which runs from June 6-8, 2024, at the same hotel.  Fundamentals registrants are welcome and invited to stay over and attend the Winning Strategies Seminar. Separate registration is not required; however, when you register for Fundamentals, please answer "yes" to the registration question about whether you also plan to stay and attend Winning Strategies.


We have applied for CLE accreditation in states that have mandatory requirements. We regret that we cannot respond to telephone inquiries regarding the status of CLE approval prior to the seminar. All information related to CLE will be emailed to attendees within two weeks following the program.

  • In an effort to minimize reporting fees per attorney/program, if you are barred in more than one of the following states NM, TN, PA, NE, attendance will be reported to one state only. The attorney is responsible for making sure the appropriate state and bar number is on file with the DSO Training Division.
  • For applicable states, attendance will be reported using the bar number and state(s) listed on the registration form submitted for this program.
  • Failure to provide the state and bar number may result in the Training Division not being able to report your attendance.

For those attending in person from FPDOs, the Conference Identification Number (CIN) for this seminar is CONF240025

Financial Assistance

Limited financial assistance may be available to non-federal defender registrants for travel and/or lodging purposes. Completed financial assistance applications must be returned no later than 5:00 PM EDT on April 19, 2024.