HASGC 2020
Heart of America Sentencing Guidelines Conference
June 25-26, 2020 | Kansas City

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HASGC 2020


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Program Summary



The Heart of America Sentencing Guidelines Conference offers continuing legal education for both basic concepts training as well as advanced sentencing guidelines training. Conference sessions will be presented by experts from the U.S. Sentencing Commission, U.S. Attorneys' Offices, Federal Public Defenders' Offices, Law Professors and Bureau of Prisons officials. There is no registration fee. Attendees may register for one or both days.

CLE approval for this conference is pending on MO and KS.


Program Target Audience



Members of the federal bars of Western District of Missouri and District of Kansas and federal judges.

The Conference will be held live at the Robert J. Dole U.S. Courthouse, in Kansas City, Kansas and simulcast on both days to the U.S. Courthouses in Topeka, Kansas,Wichita, Kansas, Springfield, Missouri and Jefferson City, Missouri. Seating is limited in all locations.


Keynote Speakers


Father Greg Boyle
Father Greg Boyle is a Jesuit priest, known nationally for his work with gangs in the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles, California. Father Boyle has worked with gang members for 30 years and established Homeboy Industries 28 years ago. He is the author of the book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.

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Sponsored By


The United States Sentencing Commission

U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Federal Bar Association



HASGC Planning Committee


The court would like to thank the following people who served on the Planning Committee.

  • Hon. Stephen Bough
  • Tim O'Brien
  • Melody Brannon
  • Laine Carderella
  • Shazzie Naseem
  • Jeff Valenti
  • Carla Brogdon
  • Hon. Daniel D. Crabtree
  • Ingrid Campbell
  • Shane Cantin
  • Shari Catania
  • Julie Sickles
  • Raquel Wilson


Conference Questions



If you have any questions prior to or during the conference please don't hesitate to contact:

Clerk of Court Tim O'Brien
tim_o'brien@ksd.uscourts.gov
Office 913-735-2222
Logistics Coordinator Carla Brogdon
carla_brogdon@ksd.uscourts.gov
Office 913-735-2223