FDSDI provides training programs for local criminal defense practitioners on all aspects of federal trial practice and federal substantive law throughout the year. These programs are free-of-charge and FDSDI is an approved provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credits. Many program participants belong to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel, which consists of attorneys in private practice who are appointed to accept federal criminal cases in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
Throughout the spring, FDSDI invites the federal indigent defense community to a series of Saturday and weekday training sessions. FDSDI's Saturday training sessions typically feature renowned criminal defense practitioners who lecture on federal criminal trial practice. Weekday sessions tend to cover new developments in federal law or focus on discreet areas of federal criminal practice and procedure.
FDSDI's Annual Criminal Justice Act Seminar is generally held each fall and attendance is required for all attorneys seeking initial appointment to the CJA Panel in the Southern District of California. Presentations include: district court and magistrate court judges speaking on practice in federal court, CJA panel attorneys speaking on CJA practices and procedures, and FDSDI attorneys providing substantive federal law updates. The agenda and registration information are posted on our website approximately one month before the seminar.
Federal Defenders makes available access to our motions bank for all CJA panel attorneys. Our motions bank contains the most up-to-date motions on a variety of issues in federal criminal court practice. We also have informative handouts on the jury selection practices of all our judges here in the Southern District of California. Be sure to contact our "Help Attorney" at 619-234-8467 before your next federal jury trial!
Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Bryan Garner who will be lecturing on "Legal Writing in Plain English." For more information about this speaker and this lecture, please go to www.lawprose.org.
The training will be held in the Celestial Ballroom of the U.S. Grant Hotel on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. The lecture will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Because of the costs associated with hosting an event of this size, attendees will be responsible for their own breakfast and lunch.
Attendance will be very limited and priority given to current members of the So. Dist. of California CJA panels. If you would like to inquire if space is available to attend this training, please email GarnerRSVP@fdsdi.com.
FDSDI is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider, no. 424. FDSDI certifies that this event will qualify for general education MCLE in the amount of 6 hours.
Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. is thrilled to welcome back Larry Pozner who will be lecturing on "Cross-Examination." For more information about this speaker, please go to: www.rplaw.com/larry-pozner
The training will be held in the Auditorium at California Western School of Law on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. The lecture will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Attendance is limited. If you would like to register for this lecture, send an email with your name and preferred email address to PoznerRSVP@fdsdi.com. Within a week, you will receive an email confirming you are "registered" or "waitlisted."
FDSDI is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider, no. 424. FDSDI certifies that this event will qualify for general education MCLE in the amount of 5.5 hours.
Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. will be hosting its annual Criminal Justice Act Seminar on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. The lectures will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This seminar will be held in the Auditorium at California Western School of Law. Registration will open in September.
As more information about this event becomes available, it will be posted here.