Sunday, April 27, 2014

Human Trafficking CLE - May 9th

My friend Amanda Peters asked me to share the following information about an upcoming CLE at South Texas that may be of some interest to both Criminal Defense Attorneys and Prosecutors.

On May 9th at noon, the Just Ethics CLE will be put on by ADA Ann Johnson, Naomi Bang and Amanda Peters.  The focus will be on human trafficking cases and the ethical considerations that surround them.  They will also be talking about prostitution cases when the defendant may be a victim of human trafficking.  They will be covering immigration law and both state and Federal criminal law.

Naomi Bang works as Of Counsel for Foster Quan and is an adjunct at South Texas, where she is also the Director of the Human Trafficking Clinic.  Amanda has taught Human Trafficking classes and published a couple of law review articles on the subject.  Ann Johnson is the Human Trafficking Specialist for the DA's Office.

The CLEs come with lunch and are located on the top floor of the library building.  The cost is $50 for attorneys, but there will be a $35 rate for any government attorneys (DA's offices, Public Defender's offices, U.S. Attorney's office, etc.)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Trying to Get Back in the Saddle

Okay, so I really don't want to become one of those bloggers that just posts once every month to promise to write more, but that's what it seems like I've been doing lately.

As usual, I have my excuses.  Luckily, (as opposed to last year) the excuses are happy ones.  Emily and I are continuing to have our hands full with our enormous baby boy.  He turns six months old at the end of this month and he weighs over 22 pounds -- and I thought that I ate a lot!

We've also had our house on the market since January 1st, which has been a tremendous pain in the rear end.  There is nothing like keeping a three story townhouse clean and ready for showing at a moment's notice with a dog, an eight-year-old, and a baby.  Hopefully, the end is in sight for that ordeal and we should be moving next week!

I've also been in trial and all of those other work-related explanations as well.  

There are several things on the agenda that I want to write about in the near future, including the Insanity Defense, the upcoming Runoff Election, and some upcoming CLEs.  In the meantime, I just wanted to let you know I was alive and well!

CJC Closure for Tuesday, July 9th

 I'm dusting off the cobwebs from the old blog to do a public service announcement that all courts will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Jul...