This program is focused on demystifying writs of habeas corpus, a long-misunderstood area of the law. By providing a view into both the defense and prosecution perspective, practitioners can enhance their trial skills, evaluate when a habeas action is appropriate, and learn about some of the techniques and resources used by experienced habeas counsel on both sides of the aisle.
This course is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Who Should Attend?
Judges, Prosecutors and their staff, Criminal Defense Attorneys and their staff. Thanks to the grant, the seminar is offered tuition-free to most participants.
Schedule and Faculty
Agenda as of 7/2/20
Check-In & Registration
Welcome & Introductions
This is a Writ: Nuts and Bolts of Post-Conviction Writs
- Michael Falkenberg, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Austin, Texas
Investigating and Litigating Writs of Habeas Corpus
- Jonathan Landers, Attorney at Law, Houston, Texas
Writ Response 101: Basics for the State
- John Rolater, Collin Co. District Attorney's Office, McKinney, Texas
Identifying Potential Habeas Issues
- Allison Mathis, Harris Co. Public Defender's Office, Houston, Texas
- Nick Mensch, Harris Co. Public Defender's Office, Houston, Texas
From Client to Court: A Walk Through the 11.07 Writ Process
Moderator: Andréa Jacobs, Tarrant Co. Criminal District Attorney's Office, Fort Worth, Texas
- Brett Ordiway, Udashen Anton, Dallas, Texas
- The Hon. Charles Reynolds, Office of Judicial Staff Counsel & Special Magistration, Fort Worth, Texas
- District Attorney's Office TBC
From Client to Court: A Walk Through the 11.07 Writ Process, continued
Questions & Answers Panel
Are Your Integrity & Credibility Worth It: Ethical Dilemmas in Post-Conviction Practice
- Cynthia Garza, Dallas Co. District Attorney’s Office, Dallas, Texas
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