Here you fill find information about upcoming seminars and a link to request to register.

Upcoming Seminars

Fundamentals of Federal Capital Defense
Philadelphia, PA
June 24-26, 2024 | Starting Monday, June 24 at 8:30 am (EST) and ending
                                Wednesday, June 26 at 12:30 (EST)   

This training has reached capacity.  Please reach out to for any further information.


Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Federal Capital Trial Project


2024 Federal Death Penalty Strategy Session
Thursday, November 7 – Saturday, November 9, 2024
New Orleans, Louisiana

The FDPRCP Annual Strategy Session is an opportunity to learn about legal and practice developments in the federal capital defense landscape and is designed for federal trial and appellate practitioners and team members. The program will discuss significant developments in the last year, a review of recent legal decisions, and strategies for achieving successful outcomes in federal death-eligible cases. There is no charge for this program.

An invitation with registration link and further information will be circulated later this summer.  Once that link arrives, please remember to register at the earliest opportunity.  Attendance at the program may be limited.  Priority will be given to individuals on potential capital cases.

Please share with your staff and CJA panel .  We look forward to seeing you in November!



Other Upcoming Training Programs

Twenty-First National Seminar on the Development and Integration of Mitigation Evidence in Capital Cases
February 22-25, 2024
Philadelphia, PA

This unique training initiative will bring together nationally recognized mental health experts, mitigation specialists, and capital defense attorneys to discuss new developments and recurring issues related to social history investigation and the comprehensive development and integration of mitigation
evidence at all stages of representation in capital cases.  This seminar is designed for, and attendance is limited to, federal defenders, CJA panel attorneys, mitigation specialists, investigators, and attorneys interested in representing an inmate in federal collateral review, and state court practitioners who are currently appointed or seeking appointment in a capital proceeding in federal court. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation for attorneys will be sought in all applicable jurisdictions. There will be no tuition and materials will be provided to participants free of charge. The Training Division of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts' (AO) Defender Services Office will make available, to a limited number of applicants, funding to cover travel expenses (airfare and/or lodging only).  Space is limited to 150 attendees.

Click here for the full description of this seminar as well as registration information.