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March 3 - 4, 2014

Hilton Houston NASA Clear
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, March 3, 2014

12:00 - 5:00 pm Registration (Pre-Registration Required)
1:00 - 5:00 pm Level I Preparation Course: Clerk Certification Study Session
1:00 - 5:00 pm Level II Preparation Course: Clerk Certification Study Sessions
1:00 - 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Session: Compelling Appearance: What Requires Defendants to Appear and What Happens if They Don't?
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
Rebecca Stark, Court Director, City of Austin

Day 2 - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

8:00 - 9:15 am Passing the Paddle...Back
Pat Riffel, Court Administrator, City of Freindswood

9:30 - 10:30 am Consequences of Underage Drinking*
Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, College Station

10:45 - 12:00 pm The Whys: Constitutional Considerations for Court Clerks 
Katie Tefft, Assistant City Attorney, City of Houston
1:00 - 1:55 pm

Dissecting Deferred Disposition*
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

Choose From Track A or C

Jurisdiction 101© 
Bill Ragsdale, Presiding Judge, City of Ingram

2:05 - 2:55 pm Emerging Weapons+
Wanda Price, Judicial Security Inspector, 

Court Cost Workshop 
Jamie Brew, Court Administrator, Sugar Land
Docketing and Continuances© Victor Lander, Judge, City of Dallas
3:05 - 3:55 pm Designer Drugs*©
Robert Hopkins, Warrant Officer, City of Pantego
Juvenile Records© 
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
4:05 - 5:00 pm

Legislation Comes to Life: From a Clerk's Perspective
Ashley Kennedy, Court Administrator, Van Alstyne

Choose From Track A or C Setting Up a Mock Trial*© 
Anna Negrete, Court Administrator, Little Elm

* 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

© Indicated a course with a combined audience of judges and clerks