FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER
Southern District of Texas
FEDERAL SENTENCING UPDATE
and STRATEGY DISCUSSION

CJA Panel Training
Thursday November 4, 2021


 

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.

 

This presentation will provide federal criminal defense practitioners with an update on recent trends in federal sentencing law, including a discussion of the Sentencing Guidelines and recent case law. It will also cover frequent sentencing issues and grounds for departure that defense attorneys can raise to argue for lower sentences on behalf of their clients.

 

AGENDA

12:00-1:30

FEDERAL SENTENCING UPDATE
and STRATEGY DISCUSSION

Marjorie Meyers, Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Texas
Richard Gould, Assistant Federal Public Defender
Federal Sentencing Paper
Federal Sentencing Slides
Demystifying the Guidelines Slides

(1.5) CLE Hrs.

 

The State Bar of Texas MCLE Department has approved this seminar for 1.5 hours of CLE credit (Course No. 174137564). 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.