Training Date
Friday, October 11, 2019
Training Location
Commerce Tower Conference Room 6th Floor
Training Handouts
Session Date
Session Start Time
8:15 am
Session End Date
8:45 am
Session Topic
Registration
Session Date
Session Start Time
8:45 am
Session End Date
9:45 am
Session Topic
Challenging Drug Predicates
Session Description
Does it seem like nothing is a crime of violence but everything is a controlled substance offense? In this session, we will share legal challenges to the characterization of offenses as controlled substance offenses (Guidelines), serious drug felonies (851), and serious drug offenses (ACCA). More ways to save your client years, even decades, in prison.
Session Speaker(s)
Kara Hartzler, Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.
Session Date
Session Start Time
10:00 am
Session End Date
11:15 am
Session Topic
Jury Selection Practice
Session Description
This session will focus on innovative ways to ignite rich discussion about unconscious bias during voir dire. These skills will be illustrated through a voir dire case study that is transforming jury education and voir dire discussions on race.
Session Speaker(s)
Kyana Givens, Visiting Attorney Advisor, DSO, Training Division
Session Date
Session Start Time
11:15 am
Session End Date
1:00 pm
Session Topic
Lunch - on your own
Session Date
Session Start Time
1:00 pm
Session End Date
2:00 pm
Session Topic
Charm School and Ethics: How charm school principles can make you a more ethical lawyer in Missouri
Session Description
This is an hour overview of ethical concepts relating to civility, communication, confidences, files, and competence. It is based on the Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct and the Formal and Information Opinions of Missouri’s Advisory Committee as well as ABA standards and guidance from other states.
Session Speaker(s)
Elizabeth Ford, Community Defender, Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee
Session Date
Session Start Time
2:15 pm
Session End Date
3:30 pm
Session Topic
Applying the Relevant Conduct Guidelines Scenarios
Session Description
Run through a variety of based-on-true-stories scenarios, and cast your vote for how and whether certain conduct is included in guideline calculations as the dreaded “relevant conduct.” You may be surprised how often you should win these arguments!
Session Speaker(s)
Rosie Brown
Session Handouts
Session Date
Session Start Time
3:45 pm
Session End Date
5:00 pm
Session Topic
Supreme Court and Eighth Circuit Case Law Update
Session Description
A presentation highlighting recent Supreme Court and Eighth Circuit cases that are significant to federal criminal practice. You’ve seen the slip opinions, you’ve read the summaries. Now find out how to put that information to use for your clients, and start predicting what the next round of decisions will hold.
Session Speaker(s)
Nova Janssen, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Des Moines, IA