Happy New Year, Panel Warriors!
I hope you all had a great holiday season and had some time to enjoy friends and family. I know many of you are just getting back to your offices after some well-deserved time off, and I wanted to catch you first thing. For those of you on the Colorado panel, this is a reminder. For those of you in Wyoming, I have been able to open this up for all of you as well and would love to have you join us.
We have two opportunities this month for you to participate in training that many of you have requested. I sent this out about a month ago and got a few responses, but I am hopeful that many of you can participate. PLEASE RSVP NOW SO THAT I CAN PLAN APPROPRIATELY.
JANUARY 16TH, 11:30-1:00, FPD FISH BOWL: Ongoing training on guideline calculations has been in high demand. So please mark your calendars and plan to attend a guidelines workshop here at the FPD office (633 17th Street, #1000). I will also webcast this for those of you outside of the metro area. Please RSVP so I know we aren’t over room capacity. IF YOU WANT TO WEBCAST, I MUST HAVE AN EMAIL FROM YOU BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH. Plan to bring your guidelines manual as we will be doing hands on calculations for hypothetical cases. You are welcome to bring your lunch if you would like. There is no cost for this workshop.
JANUARY 30TH, 9:00-4:30, FPD FISH BOWL: In November, many of you were able to see Matthew Taylor, a communication specialist, speak about the importance of storytelling in many aspects of our jobs. Becoming stronger storytellers makes us better advocates. Matthew has agreed to do his workshop here for us! I know at least one panel member has gone to him on her own, but this is a chance to work with him here at our office. The cost for this full day of training is $195.00 and you will pay Matthew directly. ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE FOR THIS WORKSHOP. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. We are not yet at capacity and would love to have more of you register today. If interest remains high, we will schedule another workshop in February. This will NOT be webcast, as it is an interactive day of learning. I promise, it is well worth the trip. Please RSVP ASAP, but no later than January 19th.
SAVE THE DATES: APRIL 13TH AND AUGUST 24TH. At this time, I have space reserved and plans in the works. Please mark your calendars now and hang onto those dates. Ideas that I am working on include challenges with social media, attacking experts using the confrontation clause, more guidelines work, 851 challenges, updates on crimes of violence, sentencing advocacy and more. Thanks to all of the great lawyers who have shared ideas with me. I look forward to working with them to develop some great programs for y’all!
I look forward to spending another successful year with you!