FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER
Southern District of Texas
Criminal Justice Act Panel Training
United States Federal Courthouse
Jury Assembly Room, 1st Floor
1300 Victoria St., Laredo, Texas
Friday, May 19, 2017

 

AGENDA

 

7:30 - 8:00 Registration  
8:00 - 8:15 Introductory Remarks
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D., TX
Marissa Perez-Garcia, Supervisory Asst. Federal Public Defender, Laredo, Texas
 
8:15 - 9:15 Trial Objections/Evidentiary Foundations
John Paul, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Laredo, TX
(1.0)
9:15 - 10:15 Effective Defense in Sentencing
Marjorie A. Meyers, FPD, Houston, TX
(1.0)
10:15 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 11:30 Ethics Panel
Tito Alfaro, Supervisory Asst. Federal Public Defender, Laredo, TX
Carlos Alaniz, Raul Martinez, Christina Arellano-Villarreal, Raul Guerra
Sara Martinez, Assistant Federal Public Defenders, Laredo, TX
(1.0 Ethics)
11:30 - 12:00 CJA Panel Bar Issues
David Adler, Chair of CJA Panel, Houston, TX
(.5)
12:00 - 1:30 A View from the Bench on CJA Panel Issues (Lunch)
The Hon. George P. Kazen, United States District Judge, Laredo, TX
The Hon. Diana Saldana, United States District Judge, Laredo, TX
The Hon. Marina Garcia Marmolejo, United States District Judge, Laredo, TX
(1.5)
1:30 - 2:30 Pre-trial Motions Practice Nuts & Bolts
Myrna Montemayor, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Laredo, TX
(1.0)
2:30 - 3:30 Immigration
Alexandra Minnaar, Managing Attorney, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), Austin, TX
(1.0)
3:30 - 3:45 Break  
3:45 - 4:45 Recent Cases
Philip Gallagher, Asst. Federal Public Defender, S.D., TX
(1.0)

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