The Faculty of Federal Advocates (FFA) is an organization of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal practice in the federal courts in Colorado by enhancing advocacy skills, professionalism, and the integrity of practice.
The FFA provides continuing legal education classes, mentoring and pro bono opportunities, and other support services to foster and demonstrate commitment to the highest standards of advocacy and professional and ethical conduct. The FFA promotes support, mentorship, education, and camaraderie for federal court practitioners.
The FFA’s continuing legal education programs provide opportunities for practitioners to learn from members of the judiciary through relaying information critical to effective practice in our federal courts. They also include unique and engaging training programs designed to improve trial practice and general litigation skills, as well as promote attorneys’ overall personal development.
The FFA also manages the funds of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado’s Pro Bono Panel Program, which includes reimbursement of eligible costs for pro bono matter representation, and funding of specialized pro bono training for interested practitioners – promoting pro bono service while ensuring that participants have the necessary support and training to make valuable contributions.
Along with providing programs designed to aid effective civil practice, the FFA has formed a Criminal Practice Working Group to focus on the needs of criminal law practitioners. And the FFA is developing a Fellowship Program for newly-admitted attorneys to participate in a two-year training and mentoring program, which will include opportunities to co-counsel pro bono cases with experienced practitioners.
Whether you are new to or experienced with federal court practice, we invite you to learn more about the benefits of membership in the Faculty of Federal Advocates.