South Padre Island

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FY 2015 Clerks Agenda

Pearl South Padre

310 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, Texas 78597 

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)



Day 1 - April 27, 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: Susan McGilberry, Court Administrator, City of Huntsville

Level II: Kimberly Jozwiak, Court Director, City of Corpus Christi

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Implementing Juvenile Justice: Applicable Procedural and Substantive Law

Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education & Program Attorney, TMCEC
Eric Ransleben, Judge, City of Trophy Club

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

Day 2 - April 28, 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
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*
Gary Teeler, Inspections and Strategic Planning Special Operations, Texas Parks & Wildlife Law Enforcement
11:10 - 12:00 p.m. DSC and Deferred Disposition*
Susan McGilberry, Court Administrator, City of Huntsville
12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 1:55 p.m. Internal Controls II: The
Importance of Theft
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
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 Antonio

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
4:05 - 5:00 p.m. Warrants, Capias, and Capias Pro Fines
Bill Ragsdale, Presiding Judge, City of Ingram
Indigency (.25 hrs Ethics)
Carol Gauntt,  Judge, City of Weatherfordl

Day 3 - April 29, 2015

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

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

9:30 – 10:40 a.m. Family Violence Cases in Municipal Court+
Pat Riffel, Court Administrator, City of Friendswood
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