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CJA Panel Training: Federal Rules of Evidence
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.

Understanding the Federal Rules of Evidence, what they say, what they mean, how to use them, is essential for any litigator. This session will review the evidentiary rules pertaining to criminal practice, including how they interact with a defendant’s constitutional rights.

Feb 15, 2023 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Marjorie A. Meyers
Federal Public Defender @Southern District of Texas
Marjorie A. Meyers is the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Texas. She earned her B.A. from Yale University in 1978, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, graduating Order of the Coif and Cum Laude. After law school, Ms. Meyers served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from 1982 until 1983. She became an Assistant Federal Public Defender in 1983 and continued with the Federal Public Defender’s Office until 1992. She was in private practice, specializing in criminal defense, with the law firm of Bennett, Secrest and Meyers, from 1992 until 1997. She returned to the Federal Public Defender’s office in 1997 and was appointed to be the Federal Public Defender in 2004 by the Fifth Circuit.