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FY 2015 Clerks Agenda

MCM Elegante Suites
4250 Ridgemont Drive
Abilene, TX 79606

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)



Day 1 - June 8, 2015

12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Registration (Pre-Registration Required)
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Preparation Courses: Clerk Certification Study Sessions
Level I: Constance White, Director of Court Services, City of Burleson

Level II: Delena Franklin, Court Administrator, City of Allen

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Implementing Juvenile Justice: Applicable Procedural and Substantive Law
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel and Director of Education, TMCEC

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Sponsored by TMCEC and TMCA

Day 2 - June 9, 2015

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration (Pre-Registration Required)
8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Welcome and Clerk Certification Program Update
Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education and Program Attorney, TMCEC
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Alcohol Offenses in Municipal Court*
Victor Lander, Judge, City of Dallas
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Disturbing Trends in Alcohol Abuse*
Mark Goodner. Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC
11:10 - 12:00 p.m. DSC and Deferred Disposition*
Ashley McSwain, Court Administrator, City of Van Alstyne
12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 1:55 p.m. Everything You Always Wanted
to Know About Offense Code
Reporting But Were Afraid to Ask
Leah Huff, Former Court Administrator, City of Southlake

Jury Charges
David Garza, Presiding Judge, City of Bee Cave

2:05 - 2:55 p.m. Observe a Trial: State v Young*
Ned Minevitz, Program Attorney, TMCEC
3:05 - 3:55 p.m. But I’m Innocent – Now I want to Appeal!
Jan Blacklock Matthews, Judge, City of Wilson
Court Security: Cyber Security#
Robert Barfield, Judge, City of El Lago
4:05 - 5:00 p.m. Warrants, Capias, and Capias Pro Fines
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel and Director of Education, TMCEC
Indigency (.25 hrs Ethics)
Carol Gauntt,  Judge, City of Weatherfordl

Day 3 - June 10, 2015

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

Walking the Line: Legal Advice & Information
Rhonda Kuehn, Court Administrator, City of Brenham

9:30 – 10:40 a.m. Family Violence Cases in Municipal Court+
Kimberly Piechowiak, Domestic Violence Resource Attorney, Office of Court Administration
10:55 – 12:00 p.m.

Cities and Courts: Who’s the Boss? 
Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education and Program Attorney, TMCEC

12:00 noon Seminar Adjourns
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Clerks 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 and Technology
+Indicates curriculum with a focus on Mental Health