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CJA Trainings & Workshops:


"The Nuts & Bolts on Federal Sentencing Guidelines & Mitigation."

December 15, 2017.


Jury Assembly Room, 7th Floor
Thomas S Foley U.S. Courthouse
920 West Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99210


Federal Sentencing Guidelines & Mitigation. Download the agenda here.

 



"The Nuts and Bolts Series"
A three-part presentation of substantive Federal criminal defense.


Part One:
April 27, 2012. Substantive Federal Criminal Defense.
Download these materials here.

Part Two:
April 19, 2013. Title III Wiretaps, motion practice and challenges.
Download these materials here (Nuts and Bolts II.zip).

Part Three:
Date TBD. The Nuts and Bolts of Federal Trial Advocacy.
 

Thrills and Skills
The Federal Defenders of Ea WA & ID puts together Thrills and Skills each year utilizing speakers from across the country to lecture and focus on the latest issues and information occuring across the country regarding Federal Defense and CJA work. All materials are available to download in PDF format below.

2010 "SNITCHES, SCIENCE & SINSEMILLA" Click here to download the materials.

2011 "SEEING YOUR CASE WITH EXPERT EYES" Click here to download the materials.

2014 "Thrills and Skills XVIII"

2015 "Thrills and Skills XIX"

2016 "Thrills and Skills XX"   

2017 "Thrills and Skills XXI"  Save the Date: May 19, 2017

 


Third Thursday Meetings
Below are some materials that have been made avaialble form prior sessions.

***July 20, 2017 - "Ethics: Prosecutorial Misconduct."

- Presented by Mark E. Vovos


Click here to download the materials from this presentation.

***June 15, 2017 - "Fixing bail: Correcting common misconceptions in Court."

- Presented by Ben Flick


Click here to download the materials from this presentation.

*** April 28, 2016 - "CJA Study Committee"

-Presented by Pete Schweda
Click here to download the Leadership Action Plan.

***February 18, 2016 - "Local Criminal Rules."

- Presented by AFD Alison Guernsey


Click here to download the materials from this presentation.

*** July 16, 2015 - "Local Criminal Rules."

- Presented by AFD Robert Fischer, Steve Hormel, and Pete Schweda

Click here to download the materials from this presentation.

 

*** February 20, 2015 - "Advanced Trial Techniques in Trial and Appellate Law"

- Presented by the Federal Defenders of Ea WA & ID and The Spokane County Bar Assoc

Click here to download the materials from this presentation.

*** Helpful Links ***
Appellate Lawyer Representatives' Practice Guide
Ninth Circuit Rules

Click here to fill download the evaluation form.

*** January 15, 2015 - "Becoming a More Effective Researcher and Writer"

- Presented by Alison Guernsey
Click here to download the materials from this presentation.

*** December 11, 2014 - "Ethical Considerations"

Click here to download the materials from this presentation.

 

*** October 16, 2014 - "Child Pornography Cases -- Hope Regained"

Click here to download the materials from this presentation.
 

*** March 20, 2014 - " Detention Hearings and Release Plans"

Pretrial Release and Detention by Geoffrey A. Hansen

 

*** February 20, 2014 - " Electronic Surveillane & Constitutional / Legislative Protections Webinar"

Beyond Jones - Electronic Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment.PDF
Discovery Letter Sample
Power Point Presentation
Recording of DSO Training Division's Webinar

****** Additional Material Not Affilliated with Webinar ******

What Is IMSI Number? and What Is IMEI Number?

 

*** January 16, 3014 - "Observations and Reflections on GTMO"

Click here to watch the 60 Minutes story "Inside Guantanamo" by Leslie Stahl.

*** March 21, 3013 - "Medical Marijuana: Legalized or Not"

Chapter 246-887 WAC_Pharmacy
Chapter 69_51a RCW Medical_Cannibis
I-502 CofR and final text 070611I - 2465 1
Petition_to_reclassify_cannabis_113011
PLD Amicus Brief
Senate Bill 5073
STATE v FRY.pdf
STATE v BROWN
STATE v SHUPE
US v KYNASTON
WALTERS v CONANT

*** July 18, 3013 - "CAN WE SAY DESCAMPS! CAN WE SAY VICTORY!"

Descamps_Brief for Petitioner.pdf
Descamps_Reply Brief for Petitioner.pdf
9th circuit decision.pdf


Other Trainings and Workshop Materials


Sentencing Workshop April 11, 2014

USSC Worksheet for calculating complicated Guidelines provisions. Download this fillable PDF form.

Calculating Offense Levels presentation by Alison Guernsey

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