News and Practice Tips and Office News

Federal Seminar Thursday, October 24, 2013 Agenda & Registration Form.

Letter From Chief Judge Easterbrook and Chief Judge Wood concerning CJA appointments and vouchers. October 1, 2013

United States Sentencing Guidelines presentation for the August 9, 2012 East St. Louis training.

Link to compensation rates

GUIDE TO JUDICIARY POLICY -VOLUME 7 Defender Services

2012 CJA training: Agenda for the August 9, 2012 Sentencing.

2012 CJA training: US Sentencing Guidelines seminar in East St. Louis on Thursday, August 9, 2012. Time 8:15 - 4:30 in the Jury assembly room. Agenda and registration information will be posted next week.

New memo from the Court clarifying the use of Form 13-D in relation to PSR's. memo

Pay increase - Congress authorized and provided funds to raise the non-capital hourly panel
attorney compensation rate from $100 to $110, and the maximum hourly capital rate from $170 to
$175 (for federal capital prosecutions and capital post-conviction proceedings). more info

The Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho are currently taking orders for their “2008 My Little Red Rules Book.” This handy pocket book is designed for quick reference during federal trials and other hearings containing many of the most frequently used Rules in federal court. The books will be ready for distribution in early February 2008. If interested, you can pre-order a book by sending your check for $6.00 made payable to:
Federal Defenders of EWA and ID
10 North Post #700
Spokane, WA 99201

Position Announcement - Assistant Federal Public Defender Southern District of Illinois.

Position Announcement - Assistant Federal Public Defender Southern District of Illinois. Filled by Thomas Gabel.

New memo from the Court clarifying the use of Form 13-D in relation to PSR's. memo

Pay increase - Congress authorized and provided funds to raise the non-capital hourly panel
attorney compensation rate from $100 to $110, and the maximum hourly capital rate from $170 to
$175 (for federal capital prosecutions and capital post-conviction proceedings). more info

The Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho are currently taking orders for their “2008 My Little Red Rules Book.” This handy pocket book is designed for quick reference during federal trials and other hearings containing many of the most frequently used Rules in federal court. The books will be ready for distribution in early February 2008. If interested, you can pre-order a book by sending your check for $6.00 made payable to:
Federal Defenders of EWA and ID
10 North Post #700
Spokane, WA 99201

 
I. Supreme Court News (updated 04/16/2008)  
A. SENTENCING GUIDELINES
B. FIREARMS
C. DRUGS
D.ENEMY COMBATANTS
E. CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
F. DEATH PENALTY
G. RIGHT TO COUNSEL
II. Guideline Amendments  
A. CRACK AMENDMENTS AND RETROACTIVITY
B. CRIMINAL HISTORY AMENDMENTS
III. Sex Offender Issues  
A. SORNA
B. CHALLENGES TO SORNA
IV. Research Starters "Excerpts from defense memos and briefs setting out legal standards on various issues."  
A. DRUG OFFENSES: MANDATORY MINIMUMS FOR OFFENSE CONDUCT, ONLY
B.RELEVANT CONDUCT: LIMITATIONS IN DRUG CASES
C.CONSPIRACY: RELEVANT CONDUCT AND OFFENSE CONDUCT
D.RELEVANT CONDUCT: LIMITATIONS IN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASES
E.RELEVANT CONDUCT: LIMITATIONS IN GUN CASES
F. 3553(A) FACTORS
G. STATUTORY INTERPRETATION
H. RULE 404(B) EVIDENCE
I. FOURTH AMENDMENT
J. EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY
K. EXPERT TESTIMONY, DAUBERT
L. RELIABILITY OF SENTENCING INFORMATION
M. CRAWFORD AND CONFRONTATION CLAUSE

Todd Schultz has accepted the open Assistant Federal Public. Please welcome him to our staff. He will start January 22.2008.

Fall 2007 issue of The Back Bencher.

Position Announcement - Assistant Federal Public Defender Southern District of Illinois.

Bail Reform Act
July 27, 2006 Amendments: felon in possession, sex offenses involving minor victims, and failure to register as a sex offender.

Firearms under 18 U.S.C. § 921 et seq, Antiques Excluded

Sentencing Guidelines, Proposed Amendments