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: 7/11 and 8/24


SAVE THE DATES: JULY 11th and AUGUST 24TH.  Join us!  July 11th will be orientation for new CJA panel attorneys, as well as refresher and updates for lawyers already on the panel.  It is a great chance to get a jump start on the training requirement for the new year.  It will also be a good chance to brush up on some fundamentals and get some fresh ideas about skills you use everyday.  From guidelines to client relationships, we will cover a lot of grounds. 

In August, we will meet again!  As of now, we have space reserved and plans are in the works.  Please mark your calendars now to save these dates.  Ideas that I am working on include challenges  attacking experts using the confrontation clause, more guidelines work, 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!

So far this year has been great!  I look forward to beginning a new training year with you June 1st!

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