The Criminal Law Section of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) was founded to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among members of the bar, including the judiciary, defense counsel and prosecutors, and to improve the practice of criminal law in the Federal Court system. On a local level, the Criminal Law Section endeavors to develop programs that provide valuable information and tips to federal criminal law practitioners. To learn more about the Delaware Chapter’s Criminal Law Section and its upcoming events, please contact either Edson Bostic or Shawn Weede.



Edson Bostic
Office of the Federal 
Public  Defender
(302) 573-6010 x 236
Shawn Weede
U.S. Attorneys Office
for the District of Delaware
(302) 573-6081

Recent Events


On March 26, 2010, along with the Federal Public Defender's Office for the District of Delaware, the Criminal Law Section presented a CLE program entitled "Criminal Practice in Delaware's Federal Courts." At the program, members of the bench and bar discussed the latest trends and developments in the federal criminal justice system and issues specific to federal criminal practice in Delaware. Seminar highlights included presentations on the fundamentals of federal criminal practice, on utilizing technology during trial, and a special question and answer session on federal sentencing with two of our District Court judges, the Honorable Gregory M. Sleet, Chief Judge, and the Honorable Sue L. Robinson. The United States Sentencing Commission and the United States Probation Office also made presentations during the event regarding federal sentencing matters.


On October 22, 2010, along with Delaware's Identity Theft Working Group, we presented a CLE program for law enforcement officers and financial institutions entitled "Working Together to Combat Identity Theft." The training included presentations on topics such as "Elements of Proof in Identity Theft Crimes: A Federal and State Overview," "An Identity Theft Investigation Case Study: What Worked and Why," "Addressing Expectations of Both Financial Institutions and Law Enforcement In Investigating Identity Theft Cases," and a panel discussion on identity theft with various financial institution investigators and federal and state law enforcement officers.