14 - 16
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 08:00 to Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 12:00
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IN-PERSON 2022 Paralegal and Investigator Skills Workshop (PISW)

Chicago, Illinois
Registration Closed

The Paralegal and Investigator Skills Workshop (PISW) is a hands-on program providing intensive training in several skills (e.g., interviewing, case management/organization, locating records/witnesses, and analyzing documents) that are essential to the daily work of paralegals and investigators. Both federal defender staff and paralegals/investigators who work with CJA panel attorneys are encouraged to attend. The program is designed to give participants the opportunity to learn by doing, using a combination of plenary sessions and interactive small group breakouts. In the small groups, participants practice the skills introduced in the plenary sessions, using the facts of a model case.

This workshop emphasizes essential federal defense team skills. As a result, it is particularly valuable to new investigators and paralegals. However, those with more experience will find it to be a useful refresher and an opportunity to share their knowledge with others. Due to the workshop format of this program, participants will be required to attend all sessions. NOTE: eligibility to participate at this workshop is limited to, (1) federal defender staff with paralegal and/or investigator duties, or others who regularly perform such duties in conjunction with federal CJA panel attorney appointments, and (2) those who have not previously attended this workshop. Enrollment for this training event is limited to 72 participants.