Wednesday, March 29, 2017

PDS Training Programs/Materials

Good morning! I am going to start linking to some of PDS' training materials from courses given so far in 2017. Because this blog format is not that interactive, I will only be able to post by "subject matter" name in the header and I will link to the documents in the post.

Pleaes remember that all materials are on the PDS website, under the "Professional Resources"  tab and then the "Training Programs" tab; I am also happy to help them to you if you just send me a request at

Thank you! Laura

(**Email is the BEST way to reach me; that way I can have a copy of your request and have all the information you need in a written format.)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

CLE Materials

Good morning! If you need past materials from past CLE sessions, please feel free to email me and I will do my best to get them to you! Thanks! Laura

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Contact for Haircuts at CDF

Good morning! If you need to schedule haircuts at CDF, please
fax your requests to Deborah Miller at

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Revised DOC Procedures and Contact Numbers (Email from Maria Amato)

"Dear Judges and Colleagues,

I hope all is well.  Effective February 1, 2017,  the Department of Corrections , under the leadership of Interim Director Quincy L. Booth, is proud and pleased  to assume complete operational control of the Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF) after 20 years of operation by the Corrections Corporation of America.    The D.C. Jail and the CTF are now organized under the unified management of one Warden, Lennard Johnson with two Deputy Wardens, one for Programs and one for Operations in each facility. 

Pursuant to this accomplishment, I have revised the attached Procedures for Attorney Visitation and Discovery Review.  It provides valuable information for navigating the Department of Corrections including access for attorneys and agents in legal visitation, our electronic surveillance and voluminous printed discovery review program, HIPAA and FERPA compliant releases for subpoenas and FOIA requests for records, and a very useful Phone Directory for Common Attorney Questions and Requests that includes new phone numbers for the CTF.

Your assistance is appreciated in ensuring this is disseminated to the Bench and Bar as soon as possible as we continue to enjoy a high level of coordination and cooperation among our criminal justice partners.  Have a wonderful evening. Best, Maria"

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Family Court Quarterly Training, January 27, 2017

Be sure to check out the information for an upcoming Family Court Training on January 27, 2017.

And my apologies for neglecting the blog for so long; I have been out of the office dealing with family issues but back now. Thank you and Happy belated New year!