Southern District of Texas
Case Update
CJA Panel Training
Live Zoom Presentation
Wednesday, October 11, 2023


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.


During its last term, the Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit issued many decisions that affect the federal criminal defense practice. This seminar will provide an update on the relevant cases and how they matter for attorneys defending criminal cases in federal court.



Case Update - The Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit
Michael L. Herman, First Asst. Federal Public Defender, SDTX, Houston, TX
Evan Howze, Assistant Federal Public Defender, SDTX, Houston, TX

(1.0) CLE Hrs.


The State Bar of Texas MCLE Department has approved this seminar for 1.0 hrs. of CLE credit (Course No. 174212448). 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..


Registration is required to attend this CLE. To register, Click Here


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