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FY 2015 Tyler Clerks Agenda

October 22-24, 2014
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 22, 2014

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration (Pre-registration required)
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Preparation Courses: Clerk Certification Study Sessions
Level I: Michelle Chewning, Court Services Coordinator, City of Irving

Level II: Deborah Jessup, Director of Court Services, Balch Springs
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Session: Implementing Juvenile Justice+ (.5 hrs Ethic)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
Robby Chapman, Program Director, TMCEC
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Sponsored by TMCEC and TMCA

Day 2 - Thursday, October 23, 2014

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
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 and Drug 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 Prevention
Ashley Kennedy, Court Administrator, City of Van Alstyne

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!
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#
Richard Morse, Information Security Officer, Office of Court Administration
4:05 - 5:00 p.m. Warrants, Capias, and Capias Pro Fines
Bill Ragsdale, Presiding Judge, City of Ingram
Carol Gauntt, Judge, City of Weatherford

Day 3 - Friday, October 24, 2013

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 9:15 a.m. Legal Advice v. Legal Information
David Hamilton, City Attorney, City of Reno, Lamar County
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 - 10:40 a.m. Family Violence Cases in Municipal Court+
Victoria Medley, Court Administrator, City of Amarillo
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