A.J. Kramer

Federal Public Defender
Work Suite 550, 625 Indiana Avenue, N.W. Washington DC 2004 TPI Attendance: June, 1981
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A. J. KRAMER has been the Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia since 1990.  He was the Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender in Sacramento, California, from 1987-1990, and an Assistant Federal Public Defender in San Francisco, California, from 1980-1987.  He was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Procter Hug, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Reno, Nevada, from 1979-1980.

Mr. Kramer received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1975, and a J.D. from the  School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley in 1979.  He taught Legal Research and Writing at Hastings Law School from 1983-1988.

He is a permanent faculty member of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia; and, was a permanent faculty member of the Western Trial Advocacy Institute in Laramie, Wyoming.

He is Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He is a member of the Department of Defense Advisory Committee on the Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault Cases in the Military; and, the ABA Criminal Justice Section Council.  He was a member of the United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules, 2012-18; and, the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Scientific Approaches to Understanding and Maximizing the Validity and Reliability of Eyewitness Identification in Law Enforcement and the Court, 2013-14.  In December 2013, he received the Annice M. Wagner Pioneer Award from The Bar Association of the District of Columbia.


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