Contemplating Complex Federal Court Concepts–August 24th


AUGUST 24, 2018

Ralph L. Carr Building

1300 Broadway, Room 1D

Denver, CO 80201

(also available via webcast)

Cost: $25.00 for current panel members
Payment by Check to CJA Standing Committee
7.5 CLE Credits anticipated

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

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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!

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

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:


Phone:  (312) 660-1610