Kansas City Office
117 S.W. 6th Street
Topeka, Kansas 66603
201 US Courthouse
500 State Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
850 Epic Center
301 N. Main
Wichita, Kansas 67202
CLE / Training
All Day Spring CJA CLE
April 22, 2016
The Lied Center, Lawrence, KS
Second Chair Applications due February 15, 2016. Click on the above link for details about the program and application process.
The Federal Public Defender for the District of Kansas is accepting applications for the following positions:
Paralegal, Federal Public Defender Office-Topeka, Kansas
The Federal Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The federal defender organization operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 USC §3006A, to provide representation in federal criminal matters in the federal courts.
Additional Employment opportunities.
Johnson v. United States
This case invalidated the residual clause of the ACCA statute. Because persons sentenced under this portion of the ACCA are actually innocent of the penalty, it is retroactive. The Kansas AFPD will review all District of Kansas cases to determine who may be eligible for relief. Following Johnson, the Tenth Circuit invalidated the guideline residual clause in United States v. Madrid. Please notify us if you have a former client who might benefit from either Johnson or Madrid. We do not want to miss anyone.
Send any names to Sharon Padgett
Analyzing Prior Convictions after Brooks, Descamps, and Johnson
This FLOWCHART is designed to help you walk through the steps of determining when a client's prior conviction qualifies as a predicate crime. Links within the chart to a deeper discussion of each step will be added over time, so check back here for the most recent version.