We are currently accepting applications for our fifth term of the Second Chair Program, which will be a year-long program taking place in Kansas City, commencing in January 2019.
Attendance at the monthly sessions is mandatory for continued participation in the program and for consideration for panel appointment. Additionally, each participant will be assigned to a more experienced mentor attorney to shadow on selected cases. Participants should plan to commit about 8-10 hours per month. Materials and compensation ($70 per hour) are provided courtesy of the Bench-Bar Committee. Participants may also be requested to assist current FPD clients, pro bono, with representation on basic legal matters related to their criminal case. Only a limited number of full participants are accepted. Other attorneys can audit the training sessions, lectures, and workshops, with prior approval from the FPD.If you would like to apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Laura Shaneyfelt, CJA Resource Counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2018.
And if you know an attorney who may be interested in or could benefit from the program, please pass along the information.