Technology Seminar - October 23, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm. RSVP to
Preserving Issues for Appeal will be presented online on August 20th and 21st (live repeat) at noon. RSVP to 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 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

March 17 2020

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


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

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


Preserving Issues for Appeal

March 26, 2020 - Wichita, KS and March 27, 2020 - Kansas City, MO


FPD Poverty Simulation

The Poverty Simulation has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

All are welcome to register and participate in this interactive simulation.

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Implicit Bias CLE Seminar

1/23/2020 - The Epic Center, Wichita, KS
1/24/2020 - WDMO U.S. Courthouse, Kansas City, MO

Details attached here

Judge Robinson issues orders
August 14 2019
August 14 2019

The Federal Public Defender Office recently learned that an individual received a phone call from an FPD phone number requesting payment on a criminal matter. Calls and emails such as this are fraudulent and are not connected to the FPD Office. Our office will never ask for payment in relation to criminal representation or for payment of a criminal fine or fee. The scammers may tell you not to contact anyone or take any other steps. This is a tactic to scare you. You are always welcome to call our main number at (785) 232-9828. Members of the public also are warned about any request to provide confidential information in response to callers or to an email. Initial contact between the Federal Public Defender’s Office and a potential client will be in connection with an appointment pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act. The Federal Public Defender’s Office will never request payment for its services, and initial phone contact by the Federal Public Defender’s Office to clients will never include requests for credit card numbers, bank accounts, or any other sensitive information. If you receive a call asking for this information, or if you have questions, please contact Erin Thompson, FPD Administrative Officer, at 913-551-6900 or If you do receive such a call, you may file a complaint with the FCC here: