Here you fill find information about upcoming seminars including application forms and financial assistance forms as well as directions for applying.

Upcoming Seminars

Annual Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Project Strategy Session - REGISTRATION CLOSED

November 7 - 9, 2018 |  Tampa, Florida

The Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel (FDPRC), Capital Resource Counsel (CRC), Federal Capital Appellate Resource Counsel (FCARC) Projects and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Defender Services Office (DSO), are pleased to announce our Annual Federal Death Penalty Strategy Session which will take place on Wednesday, November 7 – Friday, November 9, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.  Please make a note for travel planning - the Strategy Session will begin Wednesday afternoon at 3:00PM and end by 6PM on Friday.  

This training is free of charge and is intended for CJA attorneys, Federal Defender staff, mitigation specialists, paralegals, and investigators representing persons charged with federal capital offenses or who are appealing federal death sentences. It will cover legal, political, and case-related developments in the past year as well as other issues relevant to federal death penalty litigation, including appeals, through plenary and workshop sessions. There will also be presentations related to developing and presenting mitigation evidence, including mental health issues.  

Registration Closed

Interviewing for Trauma Practice workshops – Limited slots will be available for practitioners who wish to practice trauma interviewing during Strategy Session breakout workshops with guidance and feedback.  Pre-registration required; walk-ins will likely not be accepted due to space considerations.  Please contact Tanya Greene,, if you are interested.

Case Consultations: With advance notice, there will be opportunities for team meetings and consultations with Resource Counsel and others on November 7 between 9AM-2PM.  Please notify Tanya Greene,, if your team will be present in Tampa and would like to arrange a space to meet.

Defense Victim Outreach Refresher Course on November 7 from 8:30AM-3:00PM, for those already trained in DVO. Pease contact Tammy Krause at to register.


SAVE THE DATE - Authorized Case Training

January 27-29, 2019  |   Atlanta, Georgia

Registration will open in November.

Other Upcoming Training Programs

16th National Seminar on the Development and Integration of Mitigation Evidence

March 14-17, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

This annual seminar addresses a variety of aspects related to the discovery, investigation, development, and effective use of sentencing mitigation evidence and is strongly recommended for any federal capital trial team member.  There is no fee to register.  Check back here or for registration information.