Announcements

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 dana_burton@fd.org. The program description can be found here.

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 dana_burton@fd.org. 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 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

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