National Webinars and Seminars

There are some great free national seminars and webinars available for CJA counsel. Below is a summary of a few of them, with links to details and registration. They are free, excellent quality, and the seminars are a great way to connect with criminal defense attorneys from across the country. If you attend a national seminar and would be willing to share the highlights, please let Melanie Morgan know and she will get you scheduled to present at a FEDTalk. You can also find a full list of available seminars at 

Here is some information from the Training Division of Defender Services. Be sure to check out the COVID-19 section of and scroll down for some good (free) CLE webinars. In particular interest may be the technology webinar next week. We have asked DSO to pre-apply to Kansas for ethics credit for the May seminar—we will let you know if that is approved.

The next live webinar will be presented by the National Litigation Support Team on Managing and Reviewing Electronic Discovery The dates are April 28th and April 30th, and you can register at  

Attorneys can obtain ethics, mental health, or general CLE credit by participating in our live webinar on Attorney Wellness During the Pandemic presented by Dr. Debra Austin, JD, PhD, on May 5th and May 7th and can also register at

Check frequently as we are striving to add new videos and webinars.  Also remember you can access recorded webinars on, as well to satisfy CLE requirements in your jurisdiction.

Other Resources

Please continue to let us know what is needed and how we can support you and your clients.  The Training Division is still answering calls Monday-Friday during normal business hours on the hotline:  800-788-9908. 

Franklin W. Draper
Chief, Training Division
Defender Services Office