2013 Training Presentations - Brownsville Texas

Presented by the Federal Pubilc Defender, Southern District of Texas


United States Courthouse, Brownsville Texas

Friday March 1, 2013



 7:30 a.m.


 8:15 a.m.

Introductory Remarks

Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D. Tex.
Jeff Wilde, Supervisory Asst. Federal Public Defender, Brownsville 

 8:30 a.m. Issues Before the Magistrates: Appointments, Bail/Detention 

The Honorable Ronald G. Morgan, U.S. Magistrate Judge

David Adler, CJA Panel Representative

 9:00 a.m. Highways, Moats, and Castles: A Guide to the Fourth Amendment 

Reynaldo S. CantĂș, AFPD, Brownsville

 9:45 a.m. Social Media and Criminal Defense 

Rudy X. Rodriguez, AFPD, Brownsville

 10:15 a.m. Break  
 10:30 a.m. Ya PaguĂ© - Recidivist Enhancements 

Kyle Welch, Sr. Litigation Counsel, McAllen


(.25 ethics hrs.)

 11:15 a.m. Federal Sentencing Updates and Strategies 
Marjorie A. Meyers, FPD
Hector A. Casas, AFPD, Brownsville
Hector F. Garza, AFPD, Brownsville
 12:15 p.m.  Lunch Break (on your own)  
 1:15 p.m.

Recent Cases 
Timothy Crooks, Supervisory Asst. Federal Public Defender, Houston

 2:15 p.m.

H. Michael Sokolow, First Assistant Federal Public Defender


(1.0 Ethics Hours)

 3:15 p.m. Fifteen-minute break  
 4:15 p.m.

Waivers Rancheros 
Francisco Morales, AFPD, Corpus Christi

 5:00 p.m. Adjourn  


*** This seminar (course no. 901261120) has been approved for 7.0 hours of CLE credit by the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department and State Bar College, including 1.25 hours of legal ethics. ***

This seminar is for attorneys eligible or seeking to become eligible to take CJA appointments.