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 COMING TO SAN ANTONIO NOVEMBER 5, 2021
FREE IN PERSON SEMINAR FOR
CJA-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS

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You are invited to attend a free seminar for attorneys who receive appointments from the Court pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act.  The title of the Seminar is Criminal Law Practice in Federal Court.  This seminar is designed to give CJA Panel Attorneys the skills and information they need to defend clients in federal cases. 

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Date:               Friday, November 5, 2021.

Time:              8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Location:       Adrian A. Spears Judicial Training Center, 643 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, Texas 78206 

 MCLE:           6 hours, including a minimum of 1.0 hour of ethics credit has been requested from the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE. 

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Registration

                     Registration is required.  To register, email Katy Williams with the Federal Public Defender’s office at Katy_Williams@fd.org.   Ms. Williams will need your full name and bar number.  Course materials will be available on site.  The agenda will be sent and posted once finalized.  Lunch will be provided.

 Sponsored by the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Texas.

                       Darren L. Ligon
Senior Litigator/Director of Training
700 East San Antonio Street, Ste. D-401
 El Paso, Texas 79901
Telephone (915) 534-6525/ Fax (915) 534-6534
Darren_Ligon@fd.org
Website address:txw.fd.org

 

AGENDA FOR IN PERSON SEMINAR - NOVEMBER 5, 2021 IN SAN ANTONIO, TX 

Free In Person San Antonio Seminar for CJA-Appointed Attorneys, November 5, 2021

Adrian A. Spears Judicial Training Center

643 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78206

8:30-8:45 Welcome & Introductions

Cynthia Eva Hujar OrrManaging Partner Goldstein & Orr (San Antonio)

Darren Ligon,  Senior Litigator Director of Training (El Paso)

8:45-9:45    Handling State sentences and parole with Federal Sentences (1 hr.)

Lewis Gainor, Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender (Waco)

9:45-10:45   Criminal history and statutory penalty enhancements and how to contest prior drug conviction chemically for purposes of enhancements (1 hr.)

Dale Ogden, Assistant Federal Public Defender (Del Rio)

10:45-11:00  Break

11:00-12:00  Vouchers and ethics concerning vouchers (1 hr.)

Maria Flores, Financial Specialist, Executive Office of the Clerk (San Antonio) 

Kurt May, Senior Associate, Goldstein & Orr (San Antonio)

12:00-12:30   Lunch Provided

12:30-1:30     Crimes of Violence and Felonies (1 hr.)

Katie Wang, Legal Research and Writing Specialist (San Antonio)  

1:30-2:30        5th Circuit Update (1 hr.)

Kristin Kimmelman, Assistant Federal Public Defender (San Antonio)

2:30-2:45        Break

2:45-3:45 Ethics (1 hr.)

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr, Managing Partner Goldstein & Orr (San Antonio)

 


Registration is Required

To register, email Katy Williams with the Federal Public Defender's Office at Katy_Williams@fd.org

Ms. Williams will need your full name and bar number. 

If you have any questions about the seminar please contact Darren L. Ligon, Director of Training at Darren_Ligon@fd.org.