CJA Spring Training – April 13



APRIL 13, 2018

Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, Room 1B
Denver, CO 80203

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


Please mail payments to:
CJA Standing Committee
c/o Shawna Geiger
633 17th Street, #1000, Denver, CO 80202


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Upcoming Training: 8/24

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.


SAVE THE DATE: AUGUST 24TH.  At this time, I have space reserved and plans in the works.  Please mark your calendars now and hang onto this date.  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!

2018 ADC Trial Advocacy

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  The Federal Public Defender and Office of the CJA Coordinating Attorney are once again partnering with Colorado Alternate Defense Counsel for the 2018 ADC Trial Advocacy Program, February 12-16, 2018.  We will be at the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center with an amazing faculty from around the country.  The program is designed for ALL experience levels.  More advanced attorneys, and those who have been through an advocacy program, can participate in the Bring Your Own Case track (space limited).  Register NOW!


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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