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FY 2014 Tyler Clerks Agenda

October 23-24, 2013
Holiday Inn
5701 South Broadway
Tyler, TX 75703


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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)



Day 1 - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

1:00 - 5:00 pm Registration
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

Katie Tefft, Program Director, TMCEC
David Johnson, Assistant City Attorney, City of Arlington

Day 2 - Thursday, October 24, 2013

8:00 - 9:15 am Passing the Paddle...Back
Eric Ransleben, Associate Judge, Town of Trophy Club
9:30 - 10:30 am Consequences of Underage Drinking*
Stewart Milner, Presiding Judge, City of Arlington
10:45 - 12:00 pm The Whys: Constitutional Considerations for Court Clerks
Katie Tefft, Program Director, TMCEC
  TRACK A - Juveniles
TRACK B - Procedures
TRACK C - Shared
1:00 - 1:55 pm Dissecting Deferred Disposition*
Joni May, Administrative Services Supervisor, City of Hudson Oaks
Jurisdiction 101
Candace Chappell, Senior Assistant City Attorney, City of Irving
Choose From Track A or B
2:05 - 2:55 pm Court Cost Workshop
Susan McGilberry, Court Administrator, City of Huntsville
Docketing and Continuances
Victor Lander, Judge, City of Dallas
Emerging Weapons+
John Garrison, Judicial Security Inspector, US Marshals, Eastern District of Texas
3:05 - 3:55 pm Juvenile Records
Catherine Klier, Administration Manager, JCM Program, City of Houston
Designer Drugs*
Robert Hopkins, Warrant Officer, Town of Pantego
4:05 - 5:00 pm Legislation Comes to Life: From a Clerk's Perspective
Ashley Kennedy, Court Administrator, City of Van Alstyne
Setting Up a Mock Trial*
Anna Negrete, Court Administrator, Town of Little Elm
Choose From Track A or B

* 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