Defending a White Collar Case
Criminal Justice Act Panel Training
Friday, September 5, 2014

 

Sponsored by the
Federal Public Defender,
Southern District of Texas

 

Presented at the United States Federal Courthouse,
Jury Assembly Room - 1st Floor
515 Rusk Ave., Houston, TX 77002

 

Announcement 

 

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. The State Bar of Texas MCLE Department has approved this seminar for 6.75 hours of CLE credit (including 1.0 hour of legal ethics) (Course No. 901297636). 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 Dora Madrigal at 713-718-4600.

   

AGENDA

 

7:45 - 8:15 Registration (CLE hrs.)
8:15 - 8:30

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
The Hon. Kenneth M. Hoyt, United States District Judge, Houston, TX
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D. TX
David Adler, Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative, Houston, TX

 
8:30 - 9:30

Defenses to White Collar Crimes
Moderator: H. Michael Sokolow, First Assistant Federal Public Defender, Houston, TX
Panel Members: Wendell Odom, Jr., Kent A. Schaffer, and George McCall Secrest
Attorneys at Law, Houston, TX

(1.0)
9:30 - 10:00

Discovery
Peter Bray, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Houston, TX

(0.50)
10:00 - 10:15

Break

 
10:15 - 11:00 Using a Forensic Financial Examiner
Charles C. Cummings, Jr., Managing Partner, Certified Public Accountant,
Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Financial Forensics, Houston, TX
 (.75)
11:00 - 12:00

Sentencing in White Collar Cases
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D. TX

(1.0)
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch (on your own)  
1:15 - 3:15

Litigation Technology
Sean Broderick, National Litigation Support Administrator, Oakland, CA

(2.0)
3:15 - 3:30

Break

 
3:30 - 4:00

Restitution
Sarah B. Landau, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Houston, TX

(0.50)
4:00 - 5:00 Ethics in White Collar Defense
H. Michael Sokolow, First Assistant Federal Public Defender, Houston, TX
 (1.0)

 

OTHER SEMINAR MATERIALS

 

Recent Cases
Timothy W. Crooks, Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender, Houston, TX

 

This Course, No. 901297636 has been accredited by the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department for 6.75 hours (including 1.0 hours of ethics).