January 11, 2019

Ralph L. Carr Building
1300 Broadway, Room 1D
Denver, CO 80203


Cost: $25.00
Payment by Check to CJA Standing Committee
7.5 CLE Credits anticipated


Please mail payments to:
CJA Standing Committee, c/o Haddon, Morgan & Foreman,
150 E. 10th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203



8:30 to 9:00              Registration

9:00 to 10:15            Building on the Basics: Primer and Review of Federal Court Concepts

            Bob Pepin, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Denver

10:15 to 10:30          BREAK

10:30 to 11:20          The Art and Ethics of Cooperation

            Rick Kornfeld, Attorney, Recht Kornfeld, Denver

11:20 to 12:10          The Best Benefits for the Bargain—Ins & Outs of Negotiation

            Brian Leedy, Attorney, Haddon, Morgan & Foreman, Denver

12:10 to 1:30            Getting the most out of eVoucher and Panel Update

Leo Griffard, CJA Coordinating Attorney, Denver
(LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED)                                   

1:30 to 2:20              They Said There Would Be No Math: The Speedy Trial Act

            Virginia Grady, Federal Public Defender, Denver
Veronica Rossman, Senior Counsel, Office of the Federal Defender, Denver

2:20 to 3:10              The Role of Criminal History in Federal Court Advocacy

Kate Stimson, Chair, CJA Standing Committee, Haddon, Morgan & Foreman, Denver

3:10 to 3:30              BREAK 

3:30 to 5:00              Guidelines Workshop

            Mary Butterton, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Denver
            Kurt Thoene, Investigator, Ft. Collins


Tips for Preventing Voucher Payment Delays and Reductions

Thank you to Cari Waters, Case Budgeting Attorney for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, for sharing the attached document with our panel.  Her work with the Judges on the circuit and within the districts, particularly budgeting in the District of Kansas, has given her insight into how to best provide detail to ensure swift and certain payment of your vouchers.  It is our hope that these tips will be helpful as you submit your own vouchers.

Tips For Preventing Voucher Payment Delays and Reductions

BOP National Program Catalog

The Bureau of Prisons has a catalog of reentry programs available that is designed to provide information regarding programming that may be available and appropriate for your clients.  The catalog contains information regarding Program Description, Time Frame, Admission Criteria, Program Content, Empirical Support, Applicable Policies, and Institution Locations.  To access the catalog, CLICK HERE for the online version, or this link ( bopnationalprogramcatalog ) to access the catalog directly.

Immigration Assistance on CJA Cases

The Defender Services Office has a contractual relationship with Heartland Alliance, National Immigrant Justice Center to provide advice and assistance with our non-citizen clients.  The contacts there are Claudia Valenzuela, Associate Director of Litigation and Hena Mansori, Detention Project Supervising Attorney.  You can reach them at:

Email: defenders@heartlandalliance.org

Phone:  (312) 660-1610