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FY 2017 Clerks Agenda
REGIONAL CLERKS SEMINAR

October 24 - 26, 2016
Holiday Inn
5701 South Broadway
Tyler, TX 75703
903.579.8201

 

Full Course Materials

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)
 

 

Day 1 -  October 24, 2016

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Prep Session: Ready, Set, Test!
Level I: Lona Maxted, Clerk, White Oak
Co-Facilitator: Pat Riffel, Court Administrator, City of Friendswood
Level II: Matthew Freeman, Court Administrator, City of Frisco

Day 2 - October 25, 2016

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
Course Director: Michael Davis, Presiding Judge, City of Conroe

8:10 - 9:20 a.m.

Toward the Goal of Justice: Procedural Fairness and Public Confidence
Pat Riffel, Court Administrator, City of Friendswood

9:20 - 9:35 a.m.

 Break

9:35 - 10:45 a.m.

Texas Department of Public Safety Update*
Melissa Eager, Program Supervisor III, Department of Public Safety
Timothy Preece, DRP Program Administrator, Department of Public Safety

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

 Break

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Tickets are for Concerts: Dissecting the Citation*
Ashley McSwain, Court Administrator, Van Alstyne

12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
  FUNDAMENTALS
COURT WORKSHOPS
Court Issues
1:00 - 1:55 p.m.

Pennies & Paper Pigs: Taking Payments
Matthew Freeman, Court Administrator, City of Frisco

Exploring Attitudes, Stereotypes, and Biases
Leah Huff, Former Court Administrator, City of Southlake

Courts Reaching Out to Underserved Populations (DRSR/MTSI)*
Elizabeth De La Garza, TxDOT Grant Administrator, TMCEC
Ned Minevitz, TxDOT Grant Administrator & Program Attorney, TMCEC

2:05 - 2:50 p.m.

Judged by Your Words: Language and The Law
Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education & Program Attorney, TMCEC

Indigence in a Box: Charts, Checklists, and Forms
Leah Huff, Former Court Administrator, City of Southlake




3:00 - 3:55 p.m.

The Court Abides: Penalties & Punishments*
Bianca Bentzin, Chief Prosecutor, City of Austin

Managing, Retaining, and Destroying Records
(3:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Elaine Brown, Retired Court Administrator, City of Katy

Community Service* 
Tracie Glaeser, Program Coordinator, TMCEC

Community Service Calculator

4:05 - 5:00 p.m.

Certification: This is a Test – It’s Only a Test!
Jennifer Bozorgnia, Court Services Coordinator,  City of Irving



Are You Right About the Privilege? Driver’s License Issues*
Patricia Nasworthy, Assistant City Attorney, City of Grand Prairie


Day 3 - October 26, 2016

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast 
8:00 - 8:55 a.m. Data Miners & Open Records
Zindia Thomas, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Municipal League
 
Data Security: Getting the Court Back Online+
Richard Morse, Information Security Officer, Office of Court Administration
9:10 - 10:05 a.m. Insurance Laws
Fred Garcia, Clerk of the Court, City of San Antonio

Beyond the Day to Day: Additional Activity Reporting+
Carol Gauntt, Judge, City of Weatherford

10:05 - 10:20 a.m.

Break

10:20 - 10:50 a.m.

Certification & Clerk Program Update
Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education & Program Attorney, TMCEC

 10:50 - 12:00 noon Beyond Lessons Learned: Addressing Change in Municipal Court
Victoria Medley, Court Administrator, City of Amarillo

12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch 
  Special Session Testing
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Focus: Fines, Fees, and Costs

- Effective Practices for Courts
- Written Documentation
- Where Are We Heading?

Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education & Program Attorney, TMCEC

Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel & Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC

Test Levels I, II, III
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Proctor: Tracie Glaeser, Program Coordinator, TMCEC

*Indicates TxDOT Traffic Safety Grant Related Curriculum
+ Indicates curriculum with a focus on court security
# Indicates a shared track open to both clerks and judges