Paralegal and Investigator Skills Workshop: A Team Approach to Criminal Defense


The Paralegal and Investigator Skills Workshop will take place on June 28-30, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The workshop is a hands-on program providing intensive training in several skills (e.g., interviewing, case management/organization, locating records and witnesses, analyzing documents) that are essential to the daily work of paralegals and investigators in federal defender offices or assigned to CJA panel cases. The program is designed to give participants the opportunity to learn by doing, using a combination of plenary sessions and interactive small group breakouts. In the small groups, participants practice the skills introduced in the plenary sessions, using the facts of a model case. Because the workshop emphasizes essential skills, it is particularly valuable to new investigators and paralegals. Those with more experience will find it to be a useful refresher and an opportunity to share their knowledge with others. Please note that, due to the workshop format of this program, participants will be required to attend all sessions. In order to attend this workshop, participants must be employees with paralegal and/or investigator duties in a federal defender office, or regularly perform such duties in conjunction with federal CJA panel attorney appointments and participation will be limited to those who have not attended this workshop in the past. Enrollment for this program is limited to 70 participants.


  • When

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • DoubleTree By Hilton Philadelphia Center CIty
    237 S. Broad Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
    (215) 839-1600

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