2018 Federal Defender Investigator and Paralegal Seminar


This two-and-a-half-day program will cover a wide range of criminal defense topics specifically targeted toward investigators, paralegals, mitigation specialists, and social workers, who work at the federal level. A mix of plenary and concurrent breakout sessions will include presentations on areas such as sentencing mitigation, mental health and cognitive impairment issues, document management and analysis, online investigation, BOP issues, and offense-specific tips for building a defense in a variety of federal cases. This year, the seminar will also include an interpreter track that includes sessions for defender interpreters, and sessions of general interest to anyone on the defense team who works with interpreters. Priority in registration will be given to federal defender staff, but slots will be available to a limited number of investigators, paralegals and interpreters who handle private CJA cases. In addition, a hands-on small group session on Casepoint and Tools for Combating Large Volume Cases will be available to 32 participants. To sign up for the hands-on session, first register for the seminar, then contact Alex_Roberts@fd.org.


  • When

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Thursday, May 10, 2018
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington South
    7800 Normandale Boulevard
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55439
    (952) 835-7800

  • Capacity

  • 300 (20 remaining)

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