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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

Reviews

Joanna
Brooklyn, NY

Excellent crash course for state crimindal defense attorneys.

Sean
Fort Worth, TX

Good overview of the federal criminal system for a beginner.

Stephen C.
Oak Park, IL

Good presentation. Information on PSR procedures was very helpful and clear.

Jacques
Studio City, CA

great course

Douglas
Salem, OR

This speaker was clear, precise, practical and knowledgeable. This is the best I've heard yet on Lawline.

Ruthanne
Spring Valley, NY

concise, interesting, up-to-date

darmin
Richmond Hill, NY

good intro into federal practice

Harry
Pleasant Hill, CA

Mr. Kaiser is a great presenter and the course was very informative.

Nancy
Carlsbad, CA

Excellent speaker

David
Louisville, KY

Excellent

Barry
Springfield, VA

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.

Dwane
New York, NY

best instructor you have

Evette
Detroit,

Excellent speaker. Used real life situations.

Susan
Tallahassee, FL

I enojyed the speaker's informal style and obvious dedication to his work.

Thomas
Chicago, IL

extremely educational

Ryan
Arlington, VA

Very good course and great instructor.

melissa
Covington, LA

informative and very good speaker

William
Eagleville, PA

Great presentation that offered an introduction to a broad range of issues and, more importantly, offered a starting point for further exploration.

Ryan
Flatwoods, KY

Quality time spent watching an excellent presentation.

Rita
Houston, TX

He had lots of good practical information to impart.

Spurgeon
Raleigh, NC

The information presented is what every state lawyer who wants to go to Federal court wants to know and should know.

Darren
South Riding, VA

Great overview of some of the key differences between state and Federal court.

Patrick B.
Carmel, NY

best lecture I have heard so far

Allan
Iron Mountain, MI

Good presentation

Mark
Herndon, VA

Made some really good points

Jim
Kingsport, TN

Great course, very informative.

Hilary
Abingdon, VA

Very understandable and practical.

Andrew
Virginia Beach, VA

interesting and helpfull topic

Karen
Waterford, VA

Great course. Thank you.

Frederick
Falls Church, VA

Wonderful presentation! Mr. Kaiser makes the discussion really interesting and keeps the program flowing in a most useful manner.

LIONEL J
Houston, TX

Excellent intro to fed court practice.

Lawrence
Colonial Beach, VA

One of the more engaging Lawline presentations

Robert
New York, NY

Very helpful

Jason
Homewood, IL

Nicely done.

Ashley
Houston, TX

Wonderful speaker. Very engaging and informative.

Tonye
Denver, CO

Excellent lecture!!!

Rhonda
Mt Pleasant, TN

Kaiser is a great presenter

John
Castle Rock, CO

Not my practice area, but speaker was clearly knowledgeable and experienced.

Gary
Welches, OR

Nice tips on Fed court. I do not do criminal law, but interesting.

John C.
Yonkers, NY

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

Erik
Grand Junction, CO

Great program.

erick
El Paso, TX

Interesting.

Anne
Longmont, CO

Speaker sharp and informative.

Jonathan
Reston, VA

Best speaker yet!

Mia
Miami Beach , FL

Excellent speaker.

Migdalia
San Juan,

It was very good.

Laura
Dallas, TX

Clear, concise, easy to follow, good examples

Barbara
Chicago, IL

Very informative and well done

Walter
Chesterfield, VA

Exceptional presentation.

Stephen
Travelers Rest, SC

Great presentation.

Will
San Antonio, TX

Good material

Kathleen
North Merrick, NY

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.

LYNNETTE
Palm Coast,

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.

Edie
Cape Coral, FL

He was very good.

James
Winnetka, IL

Overall, a good presentation.

Samuel
Washington, DC

Excellent course. Knowledgeable and engaging presenter.

Tim
Park Ridge, IL

Kaiser's presentation projects his qualities of being a good man and a good lawyer. A straight ahead, effective course.

Lynn
Laveen, AZ

This was excellent and the speaker is very easy to follow.

Joseph
Cary, IL

The speaker was the best yet. He really appeared to know the material and presented it well with dry humor involved.

Thomas
Evanston, IL

Practical tips

Beth
Sacramento, CA

very good and practical

Stephen
Northbrook, IL

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.

george
St. Petersburg, FL

Very competent presenter; good course.

David
Skokie, IL

kept me listening even tho not my field

Peter
Highland Park, IL

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.

Adam
Chicago, IL

Interesting, although well outside my practice area.

Amy
Stayton, OR

Excellent instructor

Sheila
Mcdaniels, KY

Interesting

Chelise
Chicago, IL

very entertaining attorney!

JOHN
Miami,

This is exactly what I have been looking for.

H. Michael
Willowbrook, IL

very clear and susinct

Tom
Spring Hill, FL

very knowledgable presenter-best one so far

MELVIN T
Albany,

not an area I practice in, but excellent general background information

Matthew
Virginia Beach, VA

This was a very helpful course for attorneys entering into federal court practice.

Niamh
Lake Oswego, OR

Great presenter - very educational and enjoyable.

Craig
Brooklyn, NY

Great speaker.

Carolyn
Glenview, AL

Really easy to listen to. Very knowledgeable.

Cipriano
Denver, CO

Excellent

Dennis
Libertyville, IL

Covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time.

George
Twentynine Palms, CA

Interesting

Tanya
Lynwood,

Very informative

Kim
Portland, OR

Engaging speaker

James
Clermont-ferrand France,

Great presenter!

James
Lombard, IL

great seminar

Richard
Surprise,

outstanding presentation and knowledge

Hannah
Jersey City, NJ

Excellent seminar.

Oscar
San Antonio, TX

Great primer

John
Vancouver, WA

good information

Jamey
Golden, CO

Very informative.

Donald
Arlington, VA

a great presentation! !

Angela
New Orleans, LA

very knowledgable

Darryl
Lutcher, LA

Good overview of criminal law as it is practiced in Federal Court.

Samuel
Marrero, LA

Good explanation.

frank
Baton Rouge, LA

good

jason
Fairport, NY

best speaker so far

Evan
San Angelo, TX

Top notch and great mix of academic and practical information.

Lloyd
Cape Coral, FL

lots of good info

Zalina Natalie
Solana Beach, CA

best I have taken in years

Melinda
Mount Vernon, NY

Very interesting!! Excellent clear presentation. I really enjoyed it.

Fred
Brooklyn, NY

amazing! thank you!

Wendy
Lincolnshire, IL

Speaker seems to real enjoy his topic and is realistic and enthusiastic

Blake
Tempe, AZ

Presenter was excellent.

Carlosandres
Catonsville, MD

Great presenter. Insight and commentary were spot on. I would highly recommend this podcast to any attorney interested in criminal proceedings in Federal Court.

Matthew
Naperville, IL

Very good speaker. Engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining.

John
El Paso, TX

Clearly presented with appropriate examples. Speaker was very familiar with the topic.

Joseph
Lockport, NY

excellant

Phillip
Kingsville, TX

I'd watch more from him on this subject.

William
Austin, TX

Very Informative

Christopher
Brooklyn, NY

Very good presentation.

Cynthia S
New York, NY

Great speaker.

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Production Date

September 22, 2010

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