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

 

United States Federal Courthouse
Jury Assembly Room
1701 W. Business Highway 83
McAllen, Texas
June 16, 2022

 

AGENDA

 

7:30 - 8:00 Registration (CLE HRS)
8:00 - 8:15 Introductory Remarks
Marjorie A. Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D. TX
Miguel A.A. (“Andy”) Nogueras, Supervisory Asst. Federal Public Defender, McAllen
8:15 - 8:45 Defending Drug Cases
Judith Peña, Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
(.50)
8:45 - 9:15 Defending Immigration Cases
Brian Buehler, Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
9:15 - 10:15 Recent Cases
Michael Herman, First Assistant Federal Public Defender, Houston, TX
(1.0)
10:30 - 11:15 404(b)
Francisco Morales, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Corpus Christi, TX
(.75)
11:15 - 12:00 CJA Appointments Process and Duties
The Honorable Scott Hacker, United States Magistrate Judge, McAllen, TX
The Honorable Juan Alanis, United States Magistrate Judge, McAllen, TX
The Honorable Nadia Medrano, United States Magistrate Judge, McAllen, TX
David Adler, Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative, Houston, TX
(.75)
12:00 - 1:00 A View from the Bench
The Honorable Ricardo Hinojosa, United Stated District Judge, McAllen, TX
The Honorable Randy Crane, United States District Judge, McAllen, TX
The Honorable Micaela Alvarez, United States District Judge, McAllen, TX
(.50)
1:00 - 1:45 Sentencing Update
Marjorie Meyers, Federal Public Defender, S.D.TX
(1.0)
1:45 - 2:15 Effective Sentencing Advocacy
Christopher Gonzalez, Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
Dominique Villarreal, Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
(.50)
2:15 - 3:00 The Fourth Amendment in South Texas
Richard Gould, Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
(.75)
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 3:45 Electronic Border Searches
Juan Jose Becerra, Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
(.50)
3:45 - 4:45 Ethics Panel
Moderator: Joe Jacinto, Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
Panel Members:
Jose Martinez, Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
Christina Conway, Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
Francisco Valcarcel, Assistant Federal Public Defender, McAllen, TX
(1.0 Ethics)

 

Pending approval for 7.75 hours of CLE credit (including 1.0 hrs. of legal ethics) by the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department. (Course No. 174157864)


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

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