Southern District of Texas
CJA Panel Training
Thursday, February 3, 2022


The Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”) provides for the appointment of counsel in criminal cases to persons who are financially unable to obtain adequate representation. 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(a). In the Southern District of Texas, in cases where the Federal Public Defender has not been appointed to represent a defendant who is entitled to the assistance of appointed counsel, individual defense attorneys are chosen from a federal panel. The Federal Public Defender is charged with assuring that members of the CJA panel are familiar with federal criminal practice.


Jury selection, or voir dire, is very different in federal court than in state court. Sometimes attorneys are allowed only 15 minutes to conduct voir dire. Other judges do not permit direct questioning of individual jurors. This presentation will discuss strategies and tips for how to make the most use of those limited voir dire opportunities, and it will focus on tips for federal criminal defense practitioners.




Robert Hirschhorn - Associate, CEB Jury and Trial Asscociates

(1.0) CLE Hrs.


The State Bar of Texas MCLE Department has approved this seminar for 1.0 hours of CLE credit (Course No. 174146850). There is no cost for participants or for those attorneys wishing to apply for the CLE credit. If you have any questions, contact Dora Madrigal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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