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

 

United States Federal Courthouse
Central Jury Room
1300 Victoria St., Laredo, Texas
October 2, 2015

 

AGENDA

 

7:30 - 8:00 Registration
8:00 - 8:15 Introductory Remarks
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, Southern District of TX
Marissa Perez-Garcia, Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender, Laredo, TX
 
8:15 - 9:15 Recent Cases
Donna Coltharp, Deputy Federal Public Defender, Western District of TX
(1.0)
9:15 - 10:15 Effective Defense in Sentencing
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, Houston, TX
(1.0)
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30 Ethics
Francisco Morales, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Corpus Christi, TX
(1.0)
(1.0 ethics hrs)
11:30 - 12:00 CJA Appointments Process and Duties Sentencing Update
The Honorable Guillermo Garcia, United States Magistrate Judge
The Honorable Diana Quiroga Song, United States Magistrate Judge
Roberto Balli, Attorney at Law, Laredo, TX
(.50)
12:00 - 1:00 A View from the Bench
The Honorable George P. Kazen, United States District Judge
The Honorable Diana Saldaña, United States District Judge
The Honorable Marina Garcia Marmolejo, United States District Judge
(.50)
1:00 - 1:30 Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
Jorge Aristotelidis, Attorney at Law, San Antonio, TX
(.50)
1:30 - 2:00 What to Expect in Immigration Proceedings
Nelly Vielma, Attorney at Law, Laredo, TX
(.50)
2:00 - 2:30 Inquisition or Statement: Defendant’s Constitutional and Statutory Rights
Myrna Montemayor, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Laredo, TX
(.50)
2:30 - 3:00 The Fourth Amendment in South Texas
John Paul, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Laredo, TX
(.50)
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:00 Defending Charges of Child Sex Crimes
Tito Alfaro, Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender, Laredo, TX
(.75)
4:00 - 4:30 Sentencing Videos
John Gill, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Laredo, TX
Francisco Valcarcel, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Laredo, TX
(.50)

 

Approved for 7.25 hours of CLE credit by the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department, including 1.0 hour of legal ethics.

 

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