FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER
Southern District of Texas
Criminal Justice Act Panel Training

 

DEFENDING A FEDERAL CRIMINAL CASE
United States Federal Courthouse
1133 N. Shoreline Blvd.,
Corpus Christi, Texas
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - Friday, March 8, 2019

 

AGENDA

 

THURSDAY: March 7, 2019

12:30 - 1:00 Registration (CLE hrs.)
1:00 - 1:15 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D. TX
Christopher Jenkins, Branch Chief, Corpus Christi, TX
1:15 - 1:45 CJA Practice and Procedure
Simon Purnell, Phipps Deacon Purnell, PLLC, Corpus Christi, TX
(.50)
1:45 - 2:30 Bail
Francisco Morales, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Corpus Christi, TX
(.75)
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:15 Preserving Error at Trial
Elizabeth O’Connell, R&W Specialist, Corpus Christi, TX
(.50)
3:15 - 4:00 Plenary on Sentencing (Basics of Using Guideline Manual)
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D. TX
(.75)
4:00 - 5:00 Sentencing Guidelines Breakout Session (1.0)

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

8:00 - 8:15 Welcome
Honorable Nelva Gonzales-Ramos, U.S. District Judge, S.D. TX
8:15 - 8:45 404(b) Evidence
Elizabeth O’Connell, R&W Specialist, Corpus Christi, TX
(.50)
8:45 - 9:15 Immigration Considerations in Defending
Federal Cases (Including Pereira)

Raquel Muñoz, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Corpus Christi, TX
(.50)
9:15 - 9:45 Mental Competency
Lila Garza, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Corpus Christi, TX
Kristen Langford, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Corpus Christi, TX
(.50)
9:45 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:30 Selected Issues in Defending Federal Case
(Plea Agreements, Minor Role, Conspiracies, Etc.)
Chris Jenkins, Branch Chief, Corpus Christi, TX
(.50)
10:30 - 11:00 First Step Act and Sentencing Update
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D. TX
(.50)
11:00 - 12:00 Recent Cases
Michael Herman, Supervisory AFPD, Houston, TX
(1.0)
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch break
1:15 - 1:45 View from the Bench
Honorable B. Janice Ellington, U.S. Magistrate Judge, S.D. TX
Honorable Jason Libby, U.S. Magistrate Judge, S.D. TX
(.50)
1:45 - 2:45 Ethics
H. Michael Sokolow, First AFPD, Houston, TX
(1.0 Ethics)
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:00 Fourth Amendment & Searches of Electronics
Rachel Braver, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Corpus Christi, TX
Teresa Keck, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Laredo, TX
(1.0)
4:00 - 5:00 Sentencing Mitigation Panel
Frank Morales, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Corpus Christi, TX
John Gill, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Corpus Christi, TX
Chris Jenkins, Branch Chief, Corpus Christi, TX
(1.0)

Application pending with the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department for 10.50 hours of CLE credit (including 1.0 hour of legal ethics) (Course No. 174041597).

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