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

Upcoming Seminars

Strategy Session

November 14-16, 2019 | San Diego, CA

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 Thursday, November 14 – Saturday, November 16, 2019 in San Diego, CA.  Please make a note for travel planning - the Strategy Session will begin Thursday at 8:00AM and end at Noon on Saturday.

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 – As we have limited conference seating space, registration is a two-part process this year and earlier registrations are recommended; some registrants may be wait-listed instead of immediately confirmed.  To register, please complete and return the Registration Form (click here) to Ramou Sarr at  Registrants will be admitted as space permits.  Once admitted, you will receive a link to register online and then a confirmation email with hotel, financial assistance, and other information.  These links are nontransferable.

Case Consultations: With advance notice, there will be opportunities for team meetings and consultations with Resource Counsel and others during lunch and other program breaks, as well as on Wednesday, November 13.  Please notify Tanya Greene,, if your team will be present in San Diego and would like to arrange a space to meet.

An Advanced Defense Victim Outreach Training on November 12-13, is available to those already trained in DVO fundamentals.  Please contact Tammy Krause at to register.  Registration for the DVO program is separate from Strategy Session registration; to attend both, you must register for each individually.


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