The purpose of the blog is share information regarding new and existing litigation support technology tailored to the interests of Federal Public and Community Defender staff and court-appointed Criminal Justice Act (CJA) practitioners. Besides facilitating communication among that community and us, we intend to highlight how people are taking advantage of different types of litigation support software programs and services, to share interesting articles and case law, as well as making available short, step-by-step guides and videos on how to use common applications (some which you may already have). We envision this forum to be a resource, a quick help guide, and an enjoyable read. We plan on inviting guest bloggers to add perspective, we welcome feedback and questions so that we continue to expand on the topics we cover and most importantly, we want to reiterate that we are here to help you as you represent CJA-eligible criminal defendants.
We intend to post a new entry weekly and to answer questions and address comments in a timely manner. Of course, we can still be reached by phone or email but if you have a question that you think others might have, please let us know so that we can put it out on the blog for all to benefit from. In a world where social media has taken communication to a whole different level, we hope that this blog will allow you easy access to useful information and a place to share ideas. To assist the CJA panel who don’t have access to federal defender internal networks, the blog will be hosted on a public site and available to all who are interested.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, thoughts or if you would like to be a guest blogger. Blogging is about community building so the more active the site, the more helpful it will be to the entire defender community. We look forward to hearing from you.
Sean, Kelly and Alex