The Federal Public Defender is an approved provider of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. Training is offered throughout the year on various topics including federal court trial and habeas practice for both Northern and Southern Nevada. The Office of Defender Services presents many programs on federal court practice and criminal defense (https://fd.org). Please visit the events portion of our website to see a calendar of currently scheduled trainings.
Counsel are appointed to the CJA panel for a one year probationary term. Upon reappointment attorneys then serve for a term of three years and can be reappointed for subsequent terms. To become a member of the panel, counsel must be qualified to practice in the district, and must submit an application for review by the CJA committee.