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Guidelines Training Program – Computation of Offense Level for Drug Offenses

A free one hour CLE is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, 2019,  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. It will be held on the 7th Floor Auditorium, Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse, 801 West Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113. Assistant Federal Defender Darin Thompson and Attorney Christian Grostic will be discussing Guidelines and Criminal History Computation.

Please contact Christine Sason at (216) 522-4856 or email: [email protected] for registration information. 

Free CLE Seminar: Guidelines Training Program – Criminal History Computation

A free one and a half hour CLE is scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2019,  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will be held on the 4th Floor Judicial Conference Room, James M. Ashley and Thomas W.L. Ashley United States Courthouse, 1716 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo, OH 43624. Assistant Federal Defenders Darin Thompson and Jeffrey Lazarus will be discussing Guidelines and Criminal History Computation.

Please contact Christine Sason at (216) 522-4856 or email: [email protected] for registration information. 

 

 

Ad Hoc Panel Weighs Possible Changes to CJA

A committee, appointed by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, has concluded its series of seven hearings which included over 100 hours of testimony from federal defenders, panel attorneys, judges, prosecutors, advocacy groups and academics. This is the first comprehensive look at the federal public defender system in 20 years. The committee will now review all of the information it has received and issue a report and recommendations in April, 2017.  Click here to read the full article.

One Hour CLE (Free) How Can You Not Defend Those People--Abbe Smith

A free one hour CLE is scheduled for March 30, 2016, at 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Cleveland Courthouse-Courtroom 17B (Live), Akron (Jury Assembly Room 578), Toledo (Jury Assembly Room 304) and Youngstown (Jury Assembly Room 345). The speaker is  Abbe Smith, Director, Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic and Professor of Law at Georgetown Law.  Professor Smith will discuss her book "How Can You Not Defend Those People?"  

Please contact Christine Sason for advance registration at (216)861-3689 or at [email protected]

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