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Day 1 - Sunday

1:00 - 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Session: The New Laws of Recusal and Disqualification in Texa Municipal Courts: What Ever Prosecutor, Judge, and Clerk Must Know+ (3.0 ethics hours)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

Day 2 - Monday

8:10 – 9:20 am Legislative Recap: Hits and Misses from the 82nd Legislative Session
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney &  Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
9:30 – 10:30 am Legislative Recap: Top Ten Trends in Traffic Safety and Transportation Legislation*
Katie Tefft, Program Attorney, TMCEC
10:45 – 12:00 pm Case Law and Attorney General Update+ (.25 ethics hours)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC


1:00 - 2:15 pm Procedures: Driving Safety Courses and Deferred Disposition*
Cathy Riedel, Program Director, TMCEC

Panel Discussion: City of Dallas v. Stewart - Implication for Municipal Courts
Bonnie Goldstein, Attorney, Law Offices of Bonnie Lee Goldstein, Dallas

Barbara Rosenberg, Assistant City Attorney, City of Dallas

Scott Houston, General Counsel, Texas Municipal League

Erin A. Higginbotham, Associate Attorney, Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, P.C.

2:30 - 3:45 pm Advocacy: Voir Dire - Winning Before The Trial
Bianca Bentzin, Chief Prosecutor, City of Austin
Problem Spotting: Civil Jurisdiction and Related Procedures in Municipal Courts: A Group Discussion
4:00 - 5:00 pm Administration: A Prosecutor's Guide to Navigating Open Record Request Nightmares (PIA, Rule 12, Confidentiality)
Ted Wood, Assistant General Counsel, Office of Court Administration
Outsourcing Discipline: Evolution of Education Code and School Offenses
Paul Liston, Attorney, The Liston Law Firm, Rowlett

Day 3 - Tuesday

8:00 - 9:00 am

Law, Ethics, and Advocacy: Identifying Bias+ (1.0 ethics hours)
Vikram (Vik) Deivanayagam, Judge, City of Woodway

9:15 - 10:30 am Contending with Obstruction Advocacy: Sovereign Defendants+ (.5 ethics hours)
Andy Quittner, City Attorney, City of Seguin
10:45 - 12:00 pm Youth Accountability or Governmental Liability? Juveniles Now Adults Revisited (A Cautionary Tale)+ (.25 ethics hours)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, 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.

Up to 15.75 CLE
Up to 5.00 Ethics