Federal Sentencing Guidelines Seminar

In May, the Tampa Bay Chapter of the FBA presented the Twenty-Second Annual Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in Orlando, Florida. The event was co-sponsored by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association. This year’s seminar featured an all-star lineup of speakers that included federal judges, government lawyers and probation officers, and private practitioners. Attendees came from as far as Guam to get the latest on federal sentencing policy and procedure. Opening remarks were given by Mark Rankin, Chair, and Steve Benjamin, President of the NACDL. United States District Judge Mark Bennett of the Northern District of Iowa received the first annual Judge Mark Bennett award for his dedication to federal sentencing policy and education.