Prosecutors


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Day 1

2:00 - 5:00 pm Optional Pre-Conference: A Glimpse at the Horizon: Legislation of Interest in the 82nd Texas Legislature
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
Katie Tefft, Program Attorney, TMCEC
Cathy Riedel, Program Director, TMCEC
 

Day 2

8:10 - 9:20 am Persuasion: Confronting Adverse Material in Legal Advocacy
David A. Sheppard, Attorney at Law, Austin
9:30 - 10:30 am Conflicts of Interest+ (1hr Ethics)
Ross Fischer, Attorney, Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, P.C., San Antonio
10:40 - 12:00 pm Speed Kills: Stock Objections and Answers in Speed Measurement
Robert J. Barfield, Attorney at Law, Robert J. Barfield Law Office, Kemah
1:00 - 2:15 pm Case Law and Attorney General Update+ (.25hr Ethics)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
  TRACK A: Municipal Law
TRACK B: Juvenile Law
2:30 - 3:30 pm Nuisance Abatement and the Psychology of Hoarding: Inside the Mind
Rebecca Hutchinson Julius, Ph.D., Denton Independent School District

Citation Abuse: The Classroom to Prison Pipeline
Kathryn Freeman, Staff Attorney, Texas Appleseed
Meg Clifford, Legal Intern, Texas Appleseed
 

3:45 - 5:00 pm Epic Fail - The Terribly Drafted Criminal Ordinance: A Group Discussion
Facilitated by TMCEC Staff
What Every Prosecutor Should Know about the Transfer of Juvenile Cases from Municipal to Juvenile Court+ (.75hr Ethics)
Katie Tefft, Program Attorney, TMCEC
 

Day 3

8:00 - 9:15 am Problems in the Law of Recusal and Disqualification of Municipal Judges+ (1hr Ethics)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
 
9:30 - 10:45 am Effective Use of Visual Aids in Trial Presentation
Bianca Bentzin, Division Chief, Criminal Prosecution, City of Austin
 
11:00 - 12:00 pm Application of Traffic Law to Bicycles*
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney and Deputy Counsel, TMCEC

* Denotes Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives (MTSI) or Driving on the Right Side of the Road (DRSR) curriculum funded by a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.

+ Denotes course that shall be submitted for ethics MCLE credit.