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Parole Advocacy Workshop

Tuesday September 24

  • By: D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Williams & Connolly LLP
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Williams & Connolly LLP
    725 Twelfth Street NW
    Washington, DC
  • Contact:
    Shannon Redd
    D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
    202-737-4700, ext. 3293
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Defending a client faced with the loss of freedom is among the most rewarding and challenging experiences that you will experience as an attorney. The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program with Williams & Connolly LLP and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia invite you to use your legal talents to defend men and women facing incarceration in hearings before the United States Parole Commission.

This training will prepare you to provide quality representation to clients in parole hearings. The program will explain the procedures of the Parole Commission and provide useful training on working with indigent clients and defending criminal charges.

The Parole Advocacy Workshop will include:

  • An Overview of the Parole Division Training Program
  • History of Parole in D.C.
  • Procedural Overview of the Parole Process
  • Fundamentals of Cross-Examination
  • A Mock Parole Hearing
  • U.S. Parole Commission Sentencing Guidelines
  • Defending Law Violations

Training participants are strongly encouraged to represent 2 clients at parole hearings with the assistance of experienced attorneys from the Public Defender Service. No particular expertise is required to participate. Attorneys must be admitted to practice in at least one U.S. jurisdiction. Malpractice insurance is NOT provided by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program or the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. This training session is NOT MCLE accredited.

Registration for this training session is free. Please click here to register.

Please note that breakfast and lunch will be provided.

This training is presented by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and Williams & Connolly LLP, with support from the Litigation, D.C. Affairs, and Criminal Law & Individual Rights Sections of the D.C. Bar.

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