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

Upcoming Seminars

The Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Project is sponsoring three Authorized Case Trainings (ACTs) during 2020.  At each two-and-a-half-day ACT, participants have the opportunity to work with faculty in both large group plenaries and intensively in small group workshops utilizing a client-centered approach, with the majority of the program time spent in small group workshop sessions as a team working directly on your case.  All participants must attend with at least two other teammembers.  Contact Tanya Greene for more information.


Authorized Case Training
August 12-14, 2020
Denver, CO



Other Upcoming Training Programs

Bryan R. Shechmeister Death Penalty College

Applications are now open and will remain open until May 1.

This year the college will be August 1–5 at the Santa Clara School of Law.

To apply or for more information, click here.

First established in 1992, the Death Penalty College teaches participants the skills, knowledge, and insight needed to try a capital case. The College fosters cooperation and community among participants and faculty united in the common goal of effectively representing capitally charged clients and saving clients’ lives. The College is intensive and utilizes a team approach in preparing for trial. Instruction includes lectures and demonstrations by experienced capital trial team members, and small group hands-on workshops. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice trying their individual case starting with jury selection and ending with a penalty phase argument.

Enrollment is limited to teams with active capital trial cases. Space is limited in order to keep the program small and conducive to individual work. Some scholarships are available and will be prioritized by need. MCLE credit will be over 30 hours.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Lubna,

$$ -- The FDPRC Project has limited scholarship funds available for federal capital trial practitioners to attend the Santa Clara Death Penalty College.  Contact Tanya Greene, for information and the application AFTER your acceptance to attend Santa Clara.