Upcoming Seminars

Upcoming HAT Seminars 

Twenty-Sixth Annual National Federal Habeas Corpus Seminar
August 18-21, 2021 (Online)

This seminar is designed for, and attendance is limited to: federal defenders; Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorneys; attorneys interested in representing a death-sentenced inmate in federal collateral review; state court practitioners who are currently appointed or seeking appointment in a federal capital habeas corpus proceeding; attorneys in state capital post-conviction defender offices, mitigation specialists and investigators providing services pursuant to the CJA. There will be no tuition, and materials will be provided to participants free of charge. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation for this program will be sought in all applicable jurisdictions. Attendance is limited to 500 total participants.

This nationally recognized program focuses on representation in capital habeas cases in toto. This year’s online program will include sessions providing attendees with information regarding the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions (and cases currently pending in the Court) on capital post-conviction  practice, new developments and trends in the federal courts of appeal and other state and federal courts, the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our cases, our clients, their families and communities and the related ethics issues, and strategies for protecting our clients from structural racism in
the capital punishment system. Individual case consultations will also be available, upon request, during separately scheduled online meetings. Details on how to schedule a case consultation will be provided in your confirmation email.

CLE (Please read before registering)
For us to report your attendance for CLE purposes, during online registration, you must provide the following information:
• Bar numbers, including their respective states. Only include those states where you are seeking credit.
• If possible, please make sure that the email address you register with is the same email address you use to access Zoom.
• If calling in, please be sure to provide us with the phone number you will be using. We will have to match the phone number you called in on with what we have on file. 
Failure to follow these steps will result in us being unable to process your CLE credits.

For registration, please REGISTER HERE. If assistance is needed with registration, please email Rolan McClarry at Rolan_McClarry@ao.uscourts.gov.
When registering for the conference, you will need to pre-register for all sessions including which breakout sessions you plan to attend. Please only register for the sessions you can attend. This will assist us with reporting CLE as accurate as possible. If things change, you can always update your registration.

This online program will begin at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, August 18th. The final session will take place from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 21st. Link to access the conference will be provided 3-5 days prior to the virtual conference. Please do not share this information with others.
If you have any logistical questions or require additional information, please contact Chastain Smith via email at Chastain_Smith@ao.uscourts.gov. All registration and CLE inquiries should go to Rolan McClarry at Rolan_McClarry@ao.uscourts.gov.