2012 Training Presentations - Houston Texas

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Time Topic Documents



7:45 - 8:15 Registration  
     
8:15 - 8:30 Welcome & Introductory Remarks 
The Honorable Kenneth M. Hoyt, United States District Judge
 
     
8:30 - 9:00 Introduction to Federal Criminal Practice: An Overview and a Discussion of How State and Federal Practice Differ 
Alex Bunin, Harris County Chief Public Defender 
Time and Again
     
9:00 - 9:30 Preliminary Hearings and Bail Hearings in Federal Court 
Marina-Thais Douenat, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Houston
 
     
9:30 - 10:00 Motion Practice 
Michael Herman, Trial Division Chief
 
     
10:00 - 10:15 Break  
     
10:15 - 10:45 Federal Rules of Evidence 
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender
 
     
10:45 - 11:45 Federal Appeals 
Laura Leavitt, Assistant Federal Public Defender
Collins Murphym Chief Case Manager, FPD
 
     
11:45 - 1:15 Lunch 
(on your own)
 
     
1:15 - 2:00 Meet the Federal Players: 
Kenneth Magidson, U.S. Attorney; David Travis, U.S. Deputy Marshal; Cynthia McMurray-Thompkins, Senior Pretrial Services Officer; Javier Garcia, Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer
Moderator: J. Wade Bainum, Assistant Federal Public Defender
 
     
2:00 - 2:30 Guilt Pleas and Plea Bargains 
Peter J. Bray, Assistant Federal Public Defender 
 
     
2:30 - 2:45 Break  
     
2:45 - 4:00 Introduction to Federal Sentencing Guidelines 
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender
 
     
  Relevant Conduct, Chapter Two Offense Levels, Chapter Three Adjustments and Criminal History 
Panel of Assistant Federal Public Defenders 
 
     
4:00 - 5:00 Sentencing Hypotheticals & Variances 
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender
 

 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Time Topic Documents



7:45 - 8:15 Registration  
     
8:15 - 8:30 Welcome & Introduction 
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender
 
     
8:30 - 9:30 Recent Cases 
Timothy W. Crooks, Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender 
 
     
9:30 - 10:15 Defending the Big Fraud Case 
David Adler, Esq., CJA Panel Representative
 
     
10:15 - 10:30 Break  
     
10:30 - 11:00 Sentencing Enhancements 
Margaret Ling, Assistant Federal Public Defender
 
     
11:00 - 11:45 Sentencing Update 
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender
 
     
11:45 - 12:15 CJA Representation Duties and Getting Paid 
The Honorable Stephen Smith, U.S. Magistrate Judge
David Adler, Esq., CJA Panel Representative
 
     
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch 
(on your own)
 
     
1:30 - 3:00 Defending Clients Charged with Child Pornography Offenses 
Troy Stabenow, Assistant Federal Public Defender, W.D., MO
 
     
3:00 - 3:15 Break  
     
3:15 - 4:15 Ethics
H. Michael Sokolow, First Assistant Federal Public Defender 
 
     
4:15 - 5:00 Waivers Rancheros 
Frank Morales, Assistant Federal Public Defender
 
     
  Adjourn