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

 

United States Federal Courthouse,
Jury Assembly Room 10th Floor
1701 W. Business Highway 83, McAllen, Texas
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

 

AGENDA

7:30 - 8:00 Registration  
8:00  - 8:15 Welcome & Introductory Remarks  
8:15  - 9:00 Preliminary Hearings and Bail Hearings
Francisco Morales, Ass’t Federal Public Defender, Corpus Christi, Tex.
(0.75)
9:00  - 9:45 The Fourth Amendment At the Border
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D. Tex.
(0.75)
9:45  - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 11:00 Sentencing Advocacy Panel
Andy Nogueras, Yvonne Sanchez, and Nadia Medrano
Ass’t Federal Public Defenders, McAllen, Tex.
(1.0)
11:00 - 11:45 CJA Panel Issues
David Adler, Chair of CJA Panel, Houston, Tex.
(0.75)
11:45  - 1:00 A View from the Bench (working lunch)
The Honorable Ricardo Hinojosa
The Honorable Randy Crane
United States District Judges.
(1.0)
(.5 Ethics)
1:00  - 2:00 Ethics
H. Michael Sokolow, First Ass’t Federal Public Defender,
Houston, Tex.
(1.0
Ethics)
2:00  - 2:45 Trial Objections & Evidentiary Foundations
Richard Gould, Ass’t Federal Public Defender, McAllen, Tex.
(0.75)
2:45  - 3:00 Break
3:00  - 4:00 Immigration Law for the Criminal Practitioner
David Ayala, Retired Immigration Judge
Miriam A. Ayala, Ayala & Acosta, McAllen, Tex.
(1.0)
4:00  - 5:00 Recent Cases
Philip Gallagher, Ass’t Federal Public Defender, Houston, Tex.
(1.0)

 

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

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