Regional Judges Seminar


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Day 1

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Court Technology:  Today and Tomorrow
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney and Deputy Counsel, TMCEC

  



Day 2

8:05 - 9:20 am

Motorcycle Safety and Related Laws*
Stewart Milner, Presiding Judge, City of Arlington

 

9:30 - 10:30 am

Ethics: Pro Se Defendants + (1 hr ethics)
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton

 

10:45 - 12:00 pm Case Law and Attorney General Opinion Update + (.25 ethics)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
 



  TRACK A TRACK B TRACK C

1:00 -

1:50 pm

Passenger Restraint Laws: Fact or Fiction*

Jan Matthews, Municipal Judge, City of Lubbock

 

Driver’s License Offenses*
Steve Fagen, Prosecutor, City of McKinney

 

The Art and Mechanics of Jury Trial

  

W. Clay Abbott, DWI Resource Prosecutor, Texas District and County Attorney Association

 

Robin D. Smith, Presiding Judge, City of Midland


  

2:00 -

2:50 pm

Distracted Driving: Eating, Reading, Sleeping, Oh My!*
Cathy Riedel, Program Director, TMCEC

Status Offenses

David Indorf,  Presiding Judge, City of Anna

 

3:00 -

3:50 pm

Judges in the Classroom:  Driving on the Right Side of the Road +* (.5 ethics) 

Lester Rorick, Presiding Judge, City of Pasadena
 

Public Inspection of Case Files + (.5 ethics) 

Julian Grant, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General’s Office
 

4:00 -

5:00 pm

Texas Sure:  Technical Innovation in Vehicle Insurance Verification*

Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton

  

DPS Drivers Responsibility Program*


Rebekah Hibbs, Project Administrator, DPS
 



Day 3

  TRACK A TRACK B
8:00 - 9:15 am

Jail Credits+ (.5 ethics)

John Bull, Presiding Judge, City of San Antonio
 

What Were You Thinking: Adolescent Decision-Making*


Jeannetta Williams,  Assistant Professor Psychology, St. Edwards University, Austin
 



9:30 - 10:30 am Foreign Nationals and Immigration Issues + (.5 ethics)
Ross Fischer, City Attorney, City of Seguin
 
10:45 - 12:00 pm Culpable Mental States+ (.25 ethics)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC, Austin