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

  

United States Federal Courthouse
600 E. Harrison Street
Brownsville, Texas
March 4, 2016

 

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 7.25 hours of CLE credit (including 1.0 hour of legal ethics) (Course No. 901344998). 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 Baron at 956-548-2573 or Anna Hughes at 713-718-4600.

  

Agenda 

 

7:30 - 8:15 Registration  
8:15 - 8:30 Introductory Remarks
The Honorable Andrew S. Hanen, United States District Judge, Southern District of TX
The Honorable Rolando Olvera, United States District Judge, Southern District of TX
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, Southern District of TX
Jeff L. Wilde, Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender, Brownsville, TX
8:30 - 9:15 Immigration Issues for Criminal Practitioners
Jodi Goodwin, Attorney at Law, Brownsville, TX
Immigration Consequences Checklist
Motion to Dismiss - Chacon
Motion to Dismiss Citizenship - Melendez
Immigration Issues for Criminal Practitioners
Defending 1326 Prosecutions
(.75)
9:15 - 10:00 Pretrial Release and Detention
Francisco Morales, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Corpus Christi, TX
(.75)
10:00 - 10:15 Break  
10:15 - 11:00 Federal Sentencing Update
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, Southern District of TX
(.75)
11:00 - 11:30 Ya Pagué-Recidivist Enhancements
Kyle B. Welch, Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
(.50)
11:30 - 12:00 Johnson and the Vagueness Doctrine
Hector A. Casas, Assistant Federal Public Defender
Rikin Shah, Research & Writing Specialist
(.50)
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch  
1:00 - 1:45 CJA Issues
The Honorable Felix Recio, former United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of TX
The Honorable Ronald G. Morgan, United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of TX
The Honorable Ignacio Torteya, III, United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of TX
(.75)
1:45 - 2:45 Recent Cases
Timothy Crooks, Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender
(1.0)
2:45 - 3:00 Break  
3:00 - 4:00 Ethics
H. Michael Sokolow, First Assistant Federal Public Defender
(1.0)
4:00 - 4:30 Defending Drug Cases
Rudy Rodriguez, Assistant Federal Public Defender
(.50)
4:30 - 5:15 The Fourth Amendment in South Texas
Humberto Yzaguirre, Assistant Federal Public Defender
(.75)

Approval pending 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.