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FY 2015 Galveston Clerks Agenda

January 11-13, 2015
San Luis Resort
5222 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77551


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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)



Day 1 - Sunday, January 11, 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: Rebecca Lehn, Court Administrator, City of Montgomery

Level II: Joni May, Court Administrator, City of Hudson Oaks

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Implementing Juvenile Justice: Applicable Procedural and Substantive Lawi
Robby Chapman, Program Director, TMCEC
Eric Ransleben, Judge, City of Trophy Club

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

Day 2 - Monday, January 12, 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, Program Director, TMCEC
Tessa Madison, Program Coordinator, 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, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
11:10 - 12:00 p.m. DSC and Deferred Disposition*
Anna Negrete, Court Administrator, City of Little Elm
12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 1:55 p.m. Internal Controls II: The
Importance of Theft
Jaime Brew, Court
Administrator, City of Sugar
You’re Not Alone: Effective Team Building and Leadership
Lisa Howard, Court Administrator, City of Hurst
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!
Fred Garcia, Clerk, City of San
Everything You Always Wanted
to Know About Offense Code
Reporting But Were Afraid to
Leah Huff, Former Court
Administrator, City of Southlake
Court Security: Cyber Security#
Robert Barfield, Judge, City of El Lago
4:05 - 5:00 p.m. Warrants, Capias, and
Capias Pro Fines
Bill Ragsdale, Presiding Judge,
City of Ingram
Indigency# (.25 hrs Ethics)
Marian Moseley, Presiding Judge, City of Coppell

Day 3 - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 9:15 a.m. Legal Advice v. Legal Information
Rhonda Kuehn, Court Administrator, City of Brenham

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 – 10:40 a.m. Family Violence Cases in Municipal Court+
Pat Riffel, Court Administrator, City of Friendswood
10:40 – 10:55 a.m. Break
10:55 – 12:00 p.m. Cities and Courts: Who’s the Boss?
Robby Chapman, Program Director, 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