Court Administrators Seminar

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FY 2014 Court Administrators Seminar

June 23-25, 2014

Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake
3000 NASA Road 1
Houston, TX 77058


 Introduction (Agenda, Participant Roster, Board and Staff Roster)

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)



Day 1 - Monday, June 23, 2014

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Preparation Courses: Clerk Certification Study Sessions
Level I:
Lynda Kilgore, Consultant, Baytown

Level II:
Melissa Pace, Court Administrator, Haltom City

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Compelling Appearance: What Requires Defendants to Appear and What Happens if They Don’t?
Robby Chapman, Program Director, TMCEC
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC

Day 2 - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

6:45 – 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Announcements & Clerk Certification Program Update
Tessa Madison, Program Coordinator, TMCEC
8:15 – 9:45 a.m. Hiring and Firing
Gerry Tucker, Vice President, Austin Community College

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Leadership Motivation and Development: Serving, Communicating and Coaching for Success
J. Mark Warren, Training Coordinator and Consultant, Texas Association of Counties

12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. SB 393: Changes for School Law Enforcement
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

2:30 – 3:40 p.m. Issues in Court Security: Emerging Weapons+
Wanda Price, Judicial Security Inspector, US Marshals, Western District of Texas
Building Teen Court: Nuts, Bolts, and Practical Considerations
Susan Wolf, Coordinator/Executive Director, Fort Worth Teen Court
3:50 – 5:00 p.m. Courts, Communities, and Classrooms: Educating the Public*
Anna Negrete, Court Administrator, City of Little Elm

An Introduction to Bond Forfeitures
Rosie Caballero, Court Administrator, City of Coppell

5:05 – 5:35 p.m. Optional Session: Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations
Jacob Stone, Multi-Media Specialist, TMCEC

Day 3 - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

6:45 – 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

OCA: Using Scofflaw and Omnibase
Jim Lehman, Collections Program Manager, Office of Court Administration

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.


9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues in the Courtroom
Robert Dole and Courtney Heard, Program Specialists V, Department of State Health Services, Adult Mental Health Services

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.


11:00 – 12:00 p.m. New Legislation: A Review of the 83rd Legislative Session
Robby Chapman, Program Director, TMCEC

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Clerk Certification Test Levels I, II & III

*Indicates curriculum funded by the Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives (MTSI) or Driving on the Right Side of the Road (DRSR) grant from the Texas Department of Transportation
+ Indicates curriculum with a focus on court security

Funded by a grant of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals