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Job Announcement: Assistant Federal Defender Position

The Office of the Federal Defender for the District of Connecticut has an opening for an Assistant Federal Defender. The Federal Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, U.S.C. 3006A, to provide defense services to indigent persons in federal criminal cases. The position is at will and not covered by the Civil Service Act. No phone calls, please. To apply, send cover letter, resume, three references, and a recent writing sample no later than July 22, 2016 to:

Federal Defender
10 Columbus Blvd FL 6
Hartford, CT 06106-1976

or by e-mail to elizabeth_mclaughlin@fd.org

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2016 Law and Technology TECM

The Training Division of the Defender Services Office is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 Law and Technology Series: Techniques in Electronic Case Management (TECM) Workshop that will take place September 22-24, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. This hands-on workshop is designed for, and attendance is limited to, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorneys, and federal defender staff. There is no tuition, and materials will be provided to participants free of charge.

This training program will begin Thursday morning, September 22nd and end by 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24th. A limited amount of financial assistance may be available to qualifying CJA panel attorneys to cover a portion of travel costs. A draft agenda and financial assistance application are attached below ( and are also available on the training page of our web site, https://www.fd.org/ through which interested people can register. Interested persons can also register by clicking on this url or pasting into your browser:

http://etrak.fd.org/meetings.aspx

2016 CJA Tech Session

Registration is still open for the 2016 CJA Tech Training session. Please use the following link to register for the event and to complete the skill survey. This is the same session we offered last spring and was very well received by the CJA community. You are encouraged to register a paralegal/legal assistant to attend with you.

*** You only need to register for one day. Please pick a day that fits your schedule ***

  • Registration is required for this event
  • Space is limited to 20 participants per day so register early
  • A laptop computer is required

Dates: May 24,25 & 26, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Quinnipiac School of Law

http://goo.gl/forms/BGOPBhYAQs

Discussion Panel Announcement

Wearing the White Hat: A Conversation with Two United States Attorneys About Criminal Justice Past, Present, and Future.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
School of Law Ceremonial Courtroom

Join Dean Jennifer Gerarda Brown and the Quinnipiac University School of Law as we welcome

The Hon. Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and
The Hon. Paul J. Fishman, United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey

Discussing prominent cases they have handled, the broad discretion granted to federal prosecutors, and the changing face of criminal justice in the 21st century.

Linda Meyer and Sarah French Russell, Professors of Law, will moderate.

This program is free and open to the public. To register: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/USattorneysevent For more information, call 203-582-3200.

Registration is Open: Winning Strategies

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO), Defender Services Office, Training Division (DSOTD) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the second FY 2016 Winning Strategies and Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense seminars.

These seminars will be held on May 19-21, 2016 in Denver, Colorado, where a very favorable hotel rate has been obtained. Financial assistance applications are available on the training page of http://www.fd.org, where interested people can also register. You can also register by clicking on the following link or cutting and pasting the url into your browser: http://etrak.fd.org/meetings.aspx

Litigation Software

Please remember that there are several vendors who offer discounts on litigation support software. Please visit the National Litigation Support page for more information.

https://www.fd.org/navigation/litigation-support/subsections/cja-panel-attorney-software-discounts

We are now on Facebook

Our office is now on Facebook. Please visit our page and like us!
https://www.facebook.com/fpdconnecticut/

CJA Quarterly Newsletter

Audrey Felsen has published the December 2015 edition of the CJA Panel Quarterly.
Click to download Volume IV Number 2

Registration in now open for the Techniques in Electronic Case Management (TECM) Workshop, Sept. 24-26, 2015, San Diego, CA

The Training Division of the Defender Services Office is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the second of the 2015 Law and Technology Series: Techniques in Electronic Case Management (TECM) Workshops, and it will take place on September 24-26, 2015 in San Diego, California. This hands-on workshop is designed for, and attendance is limited to, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorneys, and federal defender staff. There is no tuition, and materials will be provided to participants free of charge. This training program will begin Thursday morning, September 24th and end around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 26th. A limited amount of financial assistance may be available to qualifying CJA panel attorneys to cover a portion of travel costs. A draft agenda and financial assistance application are attached below ( and are also available on the training page of our web site, www.fd.org) - through which interested people can register. Interested persons can also register by clicking on this url or pasting into your browser:

http://etrak.fd.org/meetings.aspx
Register Here
Draft Agenda

CJA Quarterly Newsletter

Audrey Felsen has published the June edition of the CJA Panel Quarterly.
Click to download Volume IV Number 1

CJA Tech Training Sessions: May 12, 13 and 14, 2015

Registration is now open for the 2015 CJA Tech Training session.
Dates: May 12,13 & 14, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Quinnipiac School of Law

  • Registration is required for this event
  • Only register for one day as space is limited to 20 participants per day
  • A laptop computer is required
The link for registration and additional information is available on the Training section of our site: (Login is required to access the training section)

https://ct.fd.org/index.php?section=training

2015 AFD Position Announcement

The Office of the Federal Defender for the District of Connecticut has an opening for an Assistant Federal Defender. More than one position may be available. The Federal Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, U.S.C. ยง 3006A, to provide defense services to indigent persons in federal criminal cases. The position is at will and not covered by the Civil Service Act.

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Courtroom Technology

The District Court has created a new technology section to showcase and provide information on the electronic courtrooms.

This new section adds details about courtroom technology and where it can be located in each of our district's courtrooms. In addition to the new details, a downloadable PDF has been made available for each courtroom.

This new section can be accessed from the main website under the "For Attorneys" section or directly through this link: http://www.ctd.uscourts.gov/courtroom-technology