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Federal Criminal Defense Training – Spring 2023

June 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Federal Criminal Defense Training

Federal Criminal Defense Training – Spring 2023

8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

This event is open to both members and non-members of the FCBA.  The program is free of charge.


Melissa Tuohey, Esq. Assistant Federal Public Defender
Courtenay McKeon, Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender
Molly Corbett, Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender
Anne Lafex, Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender
Nelson Garcia, Litigation Paralegal

Randi Bianco, Esq. Supervisory Asst. Federal Public Defender
Paul Evangelista, Esq. 1st Assistant Federal Public Defender

Program Description: A day-long training covering important topics including developing the fourth amendment record, Supreme Court and 2nd Circuit updates, understanding Cellebrite Reader forensic reports, amendments to sentencing guidelines, recent developments for challenges to federal prosecutions, and ethical considerations for criminal defense attorneys.

Total CLE Credit Eligibility: 6.5 hours (5.5 Skills, 1.0 Ethics)

Detailed Agenda:
8:30 – 9:30 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 10:45 am: Developing the Fourth Amendment Record in Non-Warrant Search and Seizure Cases, Melissa Touhey, Esq.
10:45 to 11:35 am: 2nd Circuit Update, Courtenay McKeon, Esq.
11:35 am to 12:25 pm: Understanding and Reading Cellebrite Reader Forensic Reports, Nelson Garcia, Paul Evangelista Esq.
12:25– 1:30 pm: Lunch (Provided)
1:30 to 2:20 pm: Supreme Court Update, Courtenay McKeon Esq.
2:20 to 3:10 pm: Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines and Recent Developments for challenges to Federal Prosecutions, Molly Corbett, Esq.
3:10 to 4:00 pm: Ethical considerations for the federal criminal defense attorney, Annie Lafex

The NDNY FCBA has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. “NDNY Local Rules: Updates, Amendments and What Practitioners Need to Know” has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 5.5 Credits in Skills & 1.0 Credits in Ethics. This program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys. This is a single program. No partial credit will be awarded.

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June 7
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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