New Date for the Fall CLE - Sentencing Guidelines and Issues

The CJA/FPD Fall CLE has been moved to November 10, 2022. This all-day seminar will be held at the Lied Center at KU. To register, email

Tenth Circuit FPD EDR plan
May 24 2022
Charm School and Ethics, a CJA/FPD Lunch Hour CLE, will be presented by the Kansas FPD on June 10, 2022 from Noon to 1pm by Zoom. RSVP to
Litigating Race will be presented by the Kansas FPD on May 20, 2022 by Zoom from Noon to 2 p.m. RSVP to
Save the Date! The 2022 Spring CLE will be presented by the Kansas FPD on April 15, 2022 at the Lied Center at KU. RSVP to
NEW DATE FOR Batson Challenges CLE is March 18, 2022; Noon - 1pm by Zoom. RSVP to
Challenging Sentencing Enhancements Based on Missouri Drug Convictions - CJA/FPD Noon hour CLE (remote). RSVP to
January 21 2022
Fall CLE Seminar - Half-Day Mash Up Presented by the Kansas Federal Public Defender Office.

November 19, 2021 from Noon to 4:30 by Zoom. To register, please email The program description can be found here and the agenda can be found hereThis program has been approved in Kansas and Missouri for 4.5 credit hours, including 1 hour of ethics

CSA or ASCA Topeka, Wichita, or Kansas City, Kansas
August 12 2021
Paralegal - Wichita, KS
August 12 2021
Supervised Release: A Two-Part CJA/FPD CLE Seminar presented by Dan Hansmeier, KS FPD Appellate Chief

Day 1: Supervised Release at Initial Sentencing Hearings. August 27, 2021 at noon, by Zoom.

Day 2: Serving a Term of Supervised Release (& Revocation Proceedings). September 17, 2021 at noon, by Zoom.

To register, please send an email to The program description can be found here.

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 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

CJA eVoucher Training for attorneys and staff
April 20 2021

April 20, 2021 - Webinar from 3:00 - 4:00pm. RSVP to 

CJA Panel Applications are being accepted until May 3, 2021.
May 03 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

Preserving Issues for Appeal: Part Two - Sentencing Edition

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

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

CARES ACT Consent Form