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Posted by Shelly Twining on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 14:30

Dr. Robert L. Smith, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine and the MetroHealth System, will give a 2 hour presentation regarding  "Understanding Addiction and Substance Abuse (so that you can better represent your client and better understand your client's plight)."  It will be held on November 17, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (registration is from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) at the Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse, Auditorium, 7th Floor, 801 W. Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio and will be streamed live at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Toledo, Ohio. This seminar...

Posted by Shelly Twining on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:47

For inmates and their families, please see the frequently asked questions and answers from the US Sentencing Commission regarding the Retroactive Application of the 2014 Drug Guidelines Amendment which takes effect on November 1, 2014. 

Frequently Asked Questions: Retroactive Application of the 2014 Drug Guidelines Amendment

Posted by Shelly Twining on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:57

After consecutive years of declining numbers, the Department of Justice's Prisoners in 2013 bulletin shows the number of people in both state and federal prisons has increased. This is the first increase since 2009. The prison population last year was 1,574,700 which is an increase of 4,300 over the previous year. The bulletin suggest that more changes are needed in sentencing practices to help reduce the prison populations.   To read the full report, click here.

Posted by Shelly Twining on Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 08:50

The Federal Criminal Practice Seminar is scheduled for August 22, 2014.  Please note the new location--Cleveland Convention Center, 1 St. Clair Ave., NE, Cleveland, OH 44114.  Registration deadline is August 15, 2014. For more information please go to Training/Events in our navigation bar above and select Local Events and Seminars. Federal Criminal Practice Seminar Brochure