FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER
Southern District of Texas
DEFENDING DRUG CASES AT THE BORDER
CJA Panel Training
Thursday, November 12, 2020


The Federal Public Defender presents a brown bag lunch via ZOOM Video Conferencing. This presentation will explore the defense of drug importation cases, including duress and blind mule defenses, jury instructions and the use of experts. It will include a review of the federal drug statutes, including mandatory minimums, 851 enhancements, safety valve and substantial assistance motions. Practical application of the guidelines in drug cases will be reviewed, including base offense challenges, importation enhancements, mitigating role, career offender and imperfect duress.

 

The State Bar of Texas MCLE Department has approved this seminar for 1.0 hours of CLE credit (Course No. 174101502). 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. .

 

AGENDA

12:00-1:00 Defending Drug Cases at the Border
Azalea Aleman-Bendiks - Sr. Litigation Cousel
Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Texas
Presentation
Quick Drug Reference Chart
Drug Import Checklist
(1.0) CLE Hrs.

 

 

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