FY17 Court Administrators

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FY 2017 Court Administrator's 

June 26-28, 2017

Crowne Plaza Dallas Galleria
14315 Midway Road | Addison, TX 75001 | 972.980.8877



Introduction (Agenda, Participant Roster, Board and Staff Roster)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)


Day 1 - 

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration  
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

A Glimpse at the Horizon: Legislation of Interest in the 85th Texas Legislature*
TMCEC Attorneys

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Preparation Courses
Level I: Michelle Chewning, Court Services Coordinator, City of Irving

Level II:
 Jennifer Bozorgnia, Court Services Coordinator, City of Irving

Day 2 -

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8:10 - 9:00 a.m.

Keynote: State of Municipal Courts

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.


9:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Auditing: Inside, Outside, and Inside Out
Rebecca Stark, Former Court Administrator, City of Austin

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.


10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

Discussion Panel: Making Your Case to Council
Moderator: Tracie Glaeser, Program Coordinator, TMCEC
Panelist: Debbie Landrum, Court Administrator, City of Little Elm
            Fred Garcia, Clerk of the Court, City of San Antonio
            Victoria Jaramillo Medley, Court Administrator, City of Amarillo

12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 2:10 p.m.

Veterans in Municipal Court^
Sean Hanna, Senior Director of Veteran Engagement, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Financial Concepts for Supervisors
Pat Riffel, Court Administrator, City of Friendswood

Beyond Texas: Federal Laws Every Manager Should Know
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel & Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC

2:25 - 3:35 p.m.

Recognizing Human Trafficking
Gary Teeler, Instructor, Sexual Assault Family Violence Investigators Course

Managing Costs and Special Funds
Carol Gauntt, Associate Judge, City of Weatherford

More than the Boss: Becoming a Court Leader
Melissa Pace, Client Liaison/Business Development, Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins and Mott, LLP


3:50 - 5:00 p.m.

Municipal Courts & Foreign Nationals*
Jan Blacklock Matthews, Judge, City of Wilson

Indigence in a Box
Leah Huff, Former Court Administrator, City of Southlake

Taking Over a Court: Five Essential Things
Diana Faulkenberry, Court Administrator, City of Decatur

Day 3 -

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast 
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Announcements
8:05 - 9:20 a.m.

Indigence and the Digital Divide
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

9:20 - 9:35 a.m.


9:35 - 10:40 a.m.

Discussion Panel: Organizing and Implementing an Outreach Program*
Moderator: Elizabeth De La Garza, Grant Administrator, TMCEC
Panelists: Teresa Evans, Associate Judge, City of Arlington
             Sam Grimes, Court Clerk, City of Melissa
             Tammy Stigall, Juvenile Case Manager, City of Arlington
             Tamisha Fletcher, Deputy Clerk, City of Arlington

10:40 - 10:50 a.m. Break 
10:50 - 11:20 a.m.

TMCEC Clerk Program Update
Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education & Program Attorney, TMCEC

 11:20 - 12:00 p.m. Endnote: Takeaways for 2017
Victoria Jaramillo Medley, Court Administrator, City of Amarillo 
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Court Clerk Certification Test (Level I, II, III)
Proctor: Dianna Faulkenberry, City of Decatur

*Indicates TxDOT Traffic Safety Grant related curriculum
+ Indicates curriculum with a focus on court security
# Indicates a shared track open to both administrators and prosecutors


Funded by a grant of the Tex as Court of Criminal Appeals