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

 

United States Federal Courthouse
Jury Assembly Room
600 E. Harrison St.
Brownsville, TX
March 8, 2024

 

AGENDA

7:30 - 8:00 Registration (CLE HRS.)
8:00 - 8:15 Introductory Remarks
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D. TX
Sandra Zayas, Branch Chief, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Brownsville, TX
 
8:15 - 9:00 Defending Immigration Cases
Arturo Vasquez, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Brownsville, TX
Chris Gonzalez, Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
Roxanna Trevino, Investigator, McAllen, TX
(.75)
9:00 - 9:30 Immigration Law for Criminal Practitioners
Jaime Diez, Attorney at Law, Brownsville, TX
(.50)
9:30 - 10:00 Duress Defense
Nathan Janis, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Brownsville, TX
(.50)
10:00 - 10:15 Break  
10:15 - 11:00 Pretrial Release and Detention
Francisco Morales, Senior Litigation Counsel, AFPD, Corpus Christi, TX
(.75)
11:00 - 11:45 Defending Drug Cases
Humberto Izaguirre, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Brownsville, TX
(.75)
11:45 - 1:00 CJA Representations (and lunch)
The Honorable Karen Betancourt, United States Magistrate Judge, Brownsville, TX
The Honorable Ignacio Torteya, III, United States Magistrate Judge, Brownsville, TX
Gerardo S. Montalvo, CJA Supervisory Attorney, Houston, TX
(.50)
1:00 - 1:45 Sentencing Update
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D. TX
(.75)
1:45 - 2:45 Recent Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit Caselaw
Philip Gallagher, Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender, Houston, TX
(1.0)
2:45 - 3:00 Break  
3:00 - 4:00 Effective Sentencing Advocacy – Panel
Angel Olivo-Garcia, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Brownsville, TX
Judith Pena, Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
Edgar Gaucin, Investigator, Brownsville, TX
Israel Nogueira, Mitigation Specialist, McAllen, TX
(1.0)
4:00 - 5:00 Ethics Panel
Sandra Zayas, Branch Chief, AFPD, Brownsville, TX
Hector Garza, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Brownsville, TX
Michelle Taylor, Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
Mauricio Garcia, Attorney at Law, Brownsville, TX
(1.0 Ethics)

Approved for 7.50 hours of CLE credit (including 1.0 hrs. of legal ethics) by the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department. (Course No. TBD)

 

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

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