2016 Training Presentations - Corpus Christi Texas

Southern District of Texas
Criminal Justice Act Panel Training


United States Federal Courthouse
1133 N. Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, Texas
October 14, 2016




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 6.5 hours of CLE credit (including 1.0 hour of legal ethics) (Course No. 901361871). 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 Montoya at 361-888-3532 or Anna Hughes at 713-718-4600.




7:30 - 8:15 Registration  
8:15 - 8:30 Introductory Remarks
Honorable Nelva Gonzalez-Ramos, U.S. District Judge, S.D. TX
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D. TX
Christopher Jenkins, Supervisory Asst. Federal Public Defender, Corpus Christi, TX
8:30 - 9:15 Recidivist Enhancements
Elizabeth O’Connell, Research & Writing Specialist, Corpus Christi, TX
9:15 - 10:15 Sentencing Update
Marjorie Meyers, FPD
Chris Jenkins, SAFPD, Corpus Christi, TX
10:15 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 11:15 Bail
Francisco Morales, AFPD, Corpus Christi, TX
11:15 - 12:15 Ethics
H. Michael Sokolow, First Assistant FPD, Houston, TX
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch  
1:30 - 2:00 CJA Issues
U.S. Magistrate Judge Jason Libby
2:00 - 3:00 Recent Cases
Tim Crooks, Supervisory Asst. FPD, Houston, TX
3:00 - 3:15 Break  
3:15 - 4:00 Fourth Amendment in South Texas
Chris Jenkins, SAFPD, Corpus Christi, TX  
Tina Woehr, AFPD, Corpus Christi, TX
4:00 - 4:45 Defending Child Sex Cases
John Gil, AFPD, Corpus Christi, TX
Francisco Valcarcel, AFPD, Laredo, TX


Approval pending for 6.5 hours of CLE credit by the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department, including 1.0 hour of legal ethics.  (Course No. TBD).


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