Prosecutors


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Day 1 - January 20, 2008

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration 
Optional Pre-Conference Ryan Kellus Turner, Director of Education and General Counsel, TMCEC  

  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m. - Dilemmas of Prosecuting in Municipal Courts (.5 hr ethics)
  • 3:00 - 3:50 p.m. - Legislative Q&A
  • 4:00 - 4:50 p.m. - Prosecutors Discussion Group

Day 2 - January 21, 2008

6:45 – 8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 – 8:10 a.m. Welcome & Announcements
Linda Frank, Chief Municipal Court Prosecutor, City of Arlington
8:10 – 9:20 a.m. Case Law & Attorney General Opinion Update (.25 hr ethics)*
Ryan Kellus Turner, Director of Education & General Counsel, TMCEC
9:20 – 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Legislative Update for Prosecutors
Gary Scott, Assistant City Attorney, City of Conroe
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Ethics & Advocacy: Ten Things You Really Should Know (1 hr ethics)
Roberta A. Lloyd, Judge, Harris County Civil Court at Law Number 4
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Traffic Safety & Transportation Code Update *
Lois Wright, Program Director, TMCEC
  TRACK A
TRACK B
ADVOCACY TRACK

1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

DUI  *
Meichihko Proctor, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC

Non-appearance Crimes
Stephen Fagan, Assistant City Attorney, City of McKinney

Creative Strategies for Cross Examination
W. Clay Abbott, TDCAA DWI Resource Prosecutor

2:00 – 2:50 p.m. 

DOT & Federal Motor Carrier Law*
Lawrence Provins, Assistant City Attorney, City of Pearland

Judgments & Enhancements
(.25 hr ethics)
Dana Jacobson, Prosecutor, City of Boerne

Part I: Creative Strategies for Direct Examination
David M. Gonzalez, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Sumpter & Gonzalez, Austin

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Municipal Courts and the Mentally Ill (.5 hr ethics)
Ross Fischer, City Attorney, City of Seguin

Part II: Opening Statements & Closing Arguments

Day 3 - January 22, 2008

6:45 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
  JUVENILE LAW TRACK
PROCEDURAL LAW TRACK

8:00 – 9:10 a.m.

Special Education Issues in Municipal Court
(.25 hr ethics)


Patricia J. Cummings, Attorney at Law, Round Rock

Complaints

Ryan Henry, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, P.C., San Antonio

9:30 –10:30a.m.

Gang Awareness 

Robert Martinez, Section Chief, Juvenile Crime Intervention, Texas Attorney General’s Office          

Sharon Pruitt, Assistant Attorney General, Juvenile Crime Intervention, Texas Attorney General’s Office

Restitution  (.25 hr ethics) 

Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, City of College Station

10:45 – 12:00 p.m. Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Arrest Warrants, Capias, and Capias Pro Fines
Ryan Kellus Turner, TMCEC General Counsel & Director of Education
12:00 p.m. Adjourn Seminar