Federal Criminal Procedure for State Court Practitioners
About this Program
Even the most seasoned criminal lawyer can find him or herself in federal court feeling like a fish out of water. This course is designed to give state court criminal attorneys the information they need so they never appear out of their element in federal court practice. Attorney Matt Kaiser explicates the important differences between federal and state court practice, focusing on the two different views on brief writing, the complexities of the federal sentencing guidelines, and making novel arguments involving concepts such as void for vagueness or jurisdictional issues. He also shares wisdom gained from experience in federal criminal court that you cannot read about in practice guides; such as how to deal with a rogue probation officer and the importance of pre-trial services interviews. Further, Matt Kaiser offers good advice on how to deal with a client's needs, including finding creative ways to get a client released on bail. Considering the wide range of federal crimes and broad scope of federal jurisdiction, all criminal defense attorneys, whether they are actively seeking to practice in federal courts or not, should watch this course so they are prepared when the time comes.
I. Overview of Core Differences
II. Federal Jurisdiction- Why are we here anyway?
III. Federal Venue
IV. Bail Reform Act
V. Motions Practice
VI. Plea Practice
VII. Federal Sentencing
Excellent crash course for state crimindal defense attorneys.
Good overview of the federal criminal system for a beginner.
Good presentation. Information on PSR procedures was very helpful and clear.
This speaker was clear, precise, practical and knowledgeable. This is the best I've heard yet on Lawline.
concise, interesting, up-to-date
good intro into federal practice
Mr. Kaiser is a great presenter and the course was very informative.
Yes,I would certainly recommend this course to any practitioner who appears in federal sentencing cases. It is quite good in that it offers helpful practice tips that are learned through experience rather than research.
best instructor you have
Excellent speaker. Used real life situations.
I enojyed the speaker's informal style and obvious dedication to his work.
Very good course and great instructor.
informative and very good speaker
Great presentation that offered an introduction to a broad range of issues and, more importantly, offered a starting point for further exploration.
Quality time spent watching an excellent presentation.
He had lots of good practical information to impart.
The information presented is what every state lawyer who wants to go to Federal court wants to know and should know.
Great overview of some of the key differences between state and Federal court.
best lecture I have heard so far
Made some really good points
Great course, very informative.
Very understandable and practical.
interesting and helpfull topic
Great course. Thank you.
Wonderful presentation! Mr. Kaiser makes the discussion really interesting and keeps the program flowing in a most useful manner.
Excellent intro to fed court practice.
One of the more engaging Lawline presentations
Wonderful speaker. Very engaging and informative.
Kaiser is a great presenter
Not my practice area, but speaker was clearly knowledgeable and experienced.
Nice tips on Fed court. I do not do criminal law, but interesting.
excellent thorough presentation, a good step by step guide to federal defender work. Understand why little coverage on trial practice but rarely any coverage makes no sense
Speaker sharp and informative.
Best speaker yet!
It was very good.
Clear, concise, easy to follow, good examples
Very informative and well done
Absolutely wonderful. Speaker was thoroughly interesting and entertaining and clearly knowledgeable on the subject. Would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in Federal Criminal practice.
There was a time that I was certain that I would never represent criminal defendants. But to my pleasant surprise that changed. With the benefit of that insight, I would describe Mr. Kaiser's course a must-have for any attorney whose practice includes criminal defense representation.
He was very good.
Overall, a good presentation.
Excellent course. Knowledgeable and engaging presenter.
Kaiser's presentation projects his qualities of being a good man and a good lawyer. A straight ahead, effective course.
This was excellent and the speaker is very easy to follow.
The speaker was the best yet. He really appeared to know the material and presented it well with dry humor involved.
very good and practical
Best program I've seen yet. I'm not in criminal law but still found this topic very interesting. Also, speaker did a great job of using real life examples to illustrate the point.
Very competent presenter; good course.
kept me listening even tho not my field
I particularly appreciated this seminar due to the fact that the speaker introduced the nuances of his personal practice experience in addition to the black letter law. He kept my interest.
Interesting, although well outside my practice area.
very entertaining attorney!
This is exactly what I have been looking for.
very clear and susinct
very knowledgable presenter-best one so far
not an area I practice in, but excellent general background information
This was a very helpful course for attorneys entering into federal court practice.
Great presenter - very educational and enjoyable.
Really easy to listen to. Very knowledgeable.
Covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time.
outstanding presentation and knowledge
a great presentation! !
Good overview of criminal law as it is practiced in Federal Court.
best speaker so far
Top notch and great mix of academic and practical information.
lots of good info
best I have taken in years
Very interesting!! Excellent clear presentation. I really enjoyed it.
amazing! thank you!
Speaker seems to real enjoy his topic and is realistic and enthusiastic
Presenter was excellent.
Great presenter. Insight and commentary were spot on. I would highly recommend this podcast to any attorney interested in criminal proceedings in Federal Court.
Very good speaker. Engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining.
Clearly presented with appropriate examples. Speaker was very familiar with the topic.
I'd watch more from him on this subject.
Very good presentation.
This was an excellent CLE course. The speaker was very clear and engaging. I was never bored and learned a lot.