Here you will find the full text of the First Step Act, as well as that of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 made retroactive by the new legislation.
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.
Click on the link below for procedures and guidelines for having non-attorney professionals admitted to work on your clients’ cases. Thank you to Kurt Thoene for preparing this guide.
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.
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
On December 9, 2017, Chief Judge Marcia Krieger issued notice of changes to the standing committee.
To read the CJA Panel Plan for the District of Colorado that went into effect in May, 2016, CLICK HERE to link to the PDF of the document.
Click Here for the complete report regarding the OIG Audit of DEA Confidential Sources. If you would like to be sent a summary of the report, please submit the request form below:
Click Here for the PDF version.