Announcements

CJA Panel Applications Being Accepted

The Criminal Justice Act Panel is a group of qualified attorneys, selected by a committee of judges and experienced attorneys to represent individuals in criminal cases who are financially unable to retain counsel. The appointments are made on a rotating basis; the goal is for each attorney on the general panel to receive about six felony appointments each year. The current attorney hourly rate is $155.

CJA Panel applications are being accepted until May 3, 2021. The new three-year term begins on July 1, 2021. Qualifications for panel members can be found in the district’s CJA Plan at section IX(C)(3) which can be found here. And panel applications can be found here.

If you have any questions about the application process or the CJA program, in general, please contact Laura Shaneyfelt, CJA Resource Counsel, at laura_shaneyfelt@fd.org or 316-761-3652.

CJA/FPD CLE - Keep Going: Advocacy Between the Plea and Sentencing
May 14 2021

1:00 - 4:00 pm by Zoom. RSVP to dana_burton@fd.org

CJA eVoucher Training for attorneys and staff
April 20 2021

April 20, 2021 - Webinar from 3:00 - 4:00pm. RSVP to dana_burton@fd.org 

CJA Panel Applications are being accepted until May 3, 2021.
May 03 2021
SECOND CHAIR APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL MAY 31, 2021.
May 31 2021
One of These Things Is Not Like the Others: Challenging Drug Predicates

March 19, 2021 - Lunch hour webinar from noon to 1:15 pm. RSVP to dana_burton@fd.org.

Preserving Issues for Appeal: Part Two - Sentencing Edition

Lunch hour webinar-February 19, 2021 from noon to 1:00pm. RSVP to dana_burton@fd.org

Mitigation, Mitigation, Mitigation: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Sentencing Commission But Were Afraid to Ask
January 22 2021

Lunch hour webinar-January 22, 2021 from noon to 1:00 pm. RSVP to dana_burton@fd.org.

CARES ACT Consent Form

CARES ACT CONSENT FORM - CONSENT TO APPEAR BY VIDEO CONFERENCE OR TELEPHONE CONFERENCE.

Community Resources Lunch Hour Webinar-November 20, 2020 from noon to 1:00 pm. RSVP to dana_burton@fd.org.
Technology Seminar - October 23, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm. RSVP to dana_burton@fd.org
Preserving Issues for Appeal will be presented online on August 20th and 21st (live repeat) at noon. RSVP to dana_burton@fd.org if you would like to attend.
An Ethics CLE will be presented on-line on June 18th and June 19th (live repeat) at noon. Send RSVP to dana_burton@fd.org if you would like to attend.
Second Chair applications are being accepted until May 31, 2020.
Paralegal and Legal Assistant Training-Final Sessions via Zoom

Wichita - May 12, 2020 at 1:30pm; Kansas City - May 19, 2020 at 1:30pm

COVID-19
March 17 2020

Further Guidance on Conducting Criminal and Civil Hearings during the COVID-19 Pandemic

CJA/FPD TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR

POSTPONED   April 16, 2020-Wichita, KS and April 17, 2020-Lawrence, KS

DKan Court Standing Order COVID-19
March 13 2020

The court has issued a standing order for DKan suspending all non-emergency court proceedings and delaying any grand jury proceedings for 30 days - Criminal Hearings and Trials Under the Exigent Circumstances Create By COVID-19 and Releated Coronavirus Health Conditions

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant Training

POSTPONED
March 24, 2020 - Kansas City, KS and March 26, 2020 - Wichita, KS

 

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