NEW! Government Accountability Office, Report to Congressional Committees, Professional Misconduct: DOJ Could Streghten Procedures for Disciplining Its Attorneys (December 2014)
Available below are materials from the Department of Justice (DOJ) relating to prosecutorial misconduct.
Department of Justice Policies
Department of Justice Publications
DOJ Office of Legislative Affairs – Letter to Senators Leahy and Smith on the OPR Report on the Stevens Case, May 24, 2012
DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility – Report: Investigation of allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in United States v. Theodore F. Stevens, Crim. No. 08-231 (D.D.C. 2009), Aug. 15, 2011
DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility – Analytical Framework re: allegations of prosecutorial misconduct (2005)
Department of Justice Press Releases
Press Release, Andrew Goldsmith Appointed as National Coordinator of Criminal Discovery Initiatives, January 15, 2010
Justice News, Memos to U.S. Attorneys: Establishing Guidance for Prosecutors Regarding Criminal Discovery, January 4, 2010
Press Release, Department Asks Alaska Corruption Cases Be Remanded to District Court, Former State Representatives Be Released, June 4, 2009
Press Release, Statement of Attorney General Eric Holder Regarding U.S. v. Theodore Stevens, April 1, 2009
GAO Reports on Department of Justice
Government Accountability Office, Report to Congressional Committees, Professional Misconduct: DOJ Could Streghten Procedures for Disciplining Its Attorneys (December 2014)
Government Accounting Office (GAO), Letter to Reps. Hyde and Delahunt, Follow-up Information on the Operations of the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility (January 2001)
Government Accounting Office (GAO), Report to Congressional Requesters, Department of Justice - Information on the Office of Professional Responsibility's Operations (August 2000)
Government Accounting Office (GAO), Report to Congressional Requesters, Department of Justice - Office of Professional Responsibility's Case-Handling Procedures (March 1995)
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.