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FY 2015 Clerks Agenda
REGIONAL CLERKS SEMINAR

WYNDHAM GARDEN aMARILLO

3100 I-40 West
Amarillo, TX, 79102
 
 806.358.6161

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)

 

 

Day 1 - Tuesday, April 7, 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: Lynda Kilgore, Former Court Administrator, City of La Porte

Level II: Howard Lafleur. Court Administrator, City of Houston

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Implementing Juvenile Justice: Applicable Procedural and Substantive Law
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC

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

Day 2 - Wednesday, April 8, 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*
Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education and Program Attorney, TMCEC
12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
  FUNDAMENTALS
COURT WORKSHOPS
SHARED TRACK
1:00 - 1:55 p.m. Internal Controls II: The
Importance of Theft
Prevention
Hilda Cuthbertson, Consultant, Bororquez Law Firm, PLLC

You’re Not Alone: Effective Team Building and Leadership
Lisa Howard, Court Administrator, City of Hurst
Jury Charges
Michael Acuna, Presiding Judge, City of Dallas

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

Everything You Always Wanted
to Know About Offense Code
Reporting But Were Afraid to Ask
Leah Huff, Former Court Administrator, City of Southlake

Court Security: Cyber Security#
Casey Kennedy, Director, Information Services, Office of Court
Administration
4:05 - 5:00 p.m. Warrants, Capias, and Capias Pro Fines
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
Indigency (.25 hrs Ethics)
Marian Moseley, Presiding Judge, City of Coppell

Day 3 - Thursday, April 9, 2015

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Walking the Line: Legal Advice & Information
Tammy Odom, Court Administrator, Texas City

9:25 – 9:30 a.m.  

Announcements
9:30 – 10:40 a.m. Family Violence Cases in Municipal Court+
Victoria Medley, Court Administrator, City of Amarillo
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