Regional Judges Seminar


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Day 1 - Sunday, May 6, 2012

1:00 - 5:00 pm Registration

Day 2 - Monday, May 7, 2012

8:05 – 9:20 am Hits and Misses from the Legislative Session*
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
Powerpoint Presentation for Hits and Misses from the Legislative Session Course
9:35 – 10:30 am Ethics & Race Sensitivity+ (1 hr ethics)
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton
Powerpoint Presentation for Hits and Misses from the Legislative Session Course
10:45 – 12:00 pm

Case Law Update+ (.25 hrs ethics)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

 

  TRACK A - Juveniles
TRACK B - Procedures
TRACK C - Shared
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Insurance Laws*
Lester Rorick, Presiding Judge, City of Pasadena
Powerpoint Presentation for Hits and Misses from the Legislative Session Course

DSC & Deferred*
Brian Holman, Judge, City of Lewisville
Powerpoint Presentation for Hits and Misses from the Legislative Session Course
OCA Reporting
Sandra Mabbett, Judicial Information Analyst, Office of Court Administration
Powerpoint Presentation for Hits and Misses from the Legislative Session Course
2:20 - 3:30 pm Bicycle and Pedestrian Laws*
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
15.17 Magistration
Michael Coffey, Associate Judge, city of Austin
Powerpoint Presentation for Hits and Misses from the Legislative Session Course
Courts, Communities & Classrooms; Educating the Public About the Law*+ (.5 ethics hours)
Katie Tefft, Program Attorney, TMCEC
Powerpoint Presentation for Hits and Misses from the Legislative Session Course 
3:45 - 5:00 pm Mental Health Issues
Charles Bubany, Professor, Texas Tech School of Law
Powerpoint Presentation for Hits and Misses from the Legislative Session Course
Record Requests (PIA, Rule 12, Confidentiality)
Ted Wood, Assistant General Counsel, Office of Court Administration
Animal Hearings in Municipal Court
Katie Tefft, Program Attorney, TMCEC

Day 3 - Tuesday, May 8, 2012

  TRACK A - Juveniles
TRACK B - Procedures
8:00 - 9:05 am Bullying, Sexting, and Online Impersonation
Laura Anderson, Judge, City of Irvine
Powerpoint Presentation for Hits and Misses from the Legislative Session Course 
Scenarios and Solutions+ (.5 ethics hours)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
9:30 - 10:30 am JNA Revisited: A Cautionary Tale +(.25 ethics hours)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
Trafficking of Persons + (.25 ethics hours)
Kay Firth-Butterfield, Assistant Professor, St. Edwards University
Powerpoint Presentation for Hits and Misses from the Legislative Session Course 
10:45 - 12:00 pm Sovereign Defendants+ (.5 ethics hours)
Andy Quittner, Assistant City Attorney, City of Seguin
Powerpoint Presentation for Hits and Misses from the Legislative Session Course 

 


 

* 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.

 

Note on CLE Credit:

If you are seeking CLE credit, rather than taking the judicial exemption, please see TMCEC Registration Desk regarding payment of the voluntary CLE fee.

 

Credit:
15.75 house = all sessions on 3 days, including post conference and evening session
14.25 hours = 8-5 on Day 2, 8-12 on Day 3, and 1-5 optional post conference on Day 1
12 hours = 8-5 and 5:05-6:36 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3
10.5 hours = 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3

 

Note on Judicial Education Credit:
17.5 hours for all sessions on 3 days, including post conference and evening session
16 hours = 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3, and 1-5 post conference on Day 1
13.5 hours = 8-5 and 5:05-6:35 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3
12 hours = 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3

Why the difference? Judicial education credits include time for breaks.