FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER

Southern District of Texas

Criminal Justice Act Panel Training*

United States Courthouse

Central Jury Room, 1st Floor

1300 Victoria St., Laredo, Texas

Friday, September 27, 2013

 

The Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Texas is presenting a seminar designed to assist Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”) panel attorneys appointed in federal criminal cases. This seminar is pending approval for 7.25 hours of CLE credit (including 1.5 hours of legal ethics) (Course No. 901275306) by the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department. There is no cost for participants or for those attorneys wishing to apply for the CLE credit. Registration will be available the morning of the seminar, but preregistration is preferred. If you have any questions, contact Mary Fernandez at 956-753-5313 or Dora Madrigal at 713-718-4600. Lunch will be provided by the Laredo-Webb County Bar Association and Federal Bar Association, Southern District of Texas Chapter. Breakfast will be provided by the Webb County Women’s Bar Association.

 

AGENDA

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Registration (CLE hrs.)
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D.TX, Marissa Perez-Garcia, Supervisory AFPD, S.D.TX and Branch Chief, Laredo
 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. CJA Appointments Process and Duties
Hon. J. Scott Hacker, United States Magistrate Judge, Laredo, TX
David Adler, CJA Panel Representative, Houston, TX
(0.5)
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Advising Immigrant Clients
Jose Salvador Tellez, Attorney at Law, Laredo, TX
(.75)
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Attorney Ethical Obligations on Social Media
Marissa Perez-Garcia, Supervisory AFPD, S.D.TX and Branch Chief, Laredo
(0.5 Ethics)
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break  
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Inquisition or Statement: Defendant’s Constitutional and Statutory Rights
Myrna Montemayor, Asst. Federal Public Defender, S.D.TX, Laredo
(.75)
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Making a Record on Appeal
John Paul, Asst. Federal Public Defender, S.D.TX, Laredo
(0.5)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m A View from the Bench **
Hon. Diana Saldaña, United States District Judge, Laredo, TX
Hon. Marina Garcia Marmolejo, United States District Judge, Laredo, TX
Hon. George P. Kazen, United States Senior District Judge, Laredo, TX
(0.5)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Recent Cases
Judy Madewell, Asst. Federal Public Defender, W.D.TX, San Antonio
Brad Bogan, Legal Research Writing Specialist, W.D.TX, San Antonio
(1.0)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Ethics for Defense Counsel
Kyle Welch, Sr. Litigation Counsel, S.D.TX, McAllen
Raul Martinez, Asst. Federal Public Defender, S.D.TX, Laredo
Sara Martinez, Asst. Federal Public Defender, S.D.TX, Laredo
(1.0 Ethics)
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break  
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bail
Frank Morales, Asst. Federal Public Defender, S.D.TX, Corpus Christi
(.75)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Federal Sentencing Updates and Strategies
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D.TX
Asst. Federal Public Defenders, S.D.TX, Laredo
(1.0)

 

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

 

**Open to all attorneys, however, r.s.v.p. is required. Please contact Mary Fernandez, Administrative Assistant for the Laredo Federal Public Defender Office at 956-753-5313.

 

 

This Course, No. 901275306 has been accredited by the State Bar of Texas for MCLE and State Bar College for 7.25 hours (including 1.50 hours of ethics).