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FY 2018 Longview Clerks Agenda

October 25-27, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn Longview
905 East Hawkins Parkway 
Longview, TX 75605


Full Course Materials

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)


Day 1 -  October 25, 2017

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Poverty Simulation



1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Mental Health: Obligated to Act 
Danny Rodgers, Chief Judge, City of Fort Worth

2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Mark Warren, Training Coordinator, Texas Association of Counties 


Day 2 - October 26, 2017

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8:05 - 9:15 a.m.

Legislative Highlights
Michael Acuna, Judge, City of Dallas

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.


9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

New Rules of Setting Fines, Community Service, and Enforcement 
Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, College Station 

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.


11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Case Law Update and Attorney General Opinion* (.5 MTSI hours)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
  Current Issues Defendants and the Court Shared Track#
1:00 - 1:55 p.m.

Traffic Law Update
Regan Metteauer, Program Attorney, TMCEC

Appearances and Pleas
George Thomas, Associate Judge, City of Austin


Community Impact: (DRSR .5)
Liz De La Garza, TxDOT Grant Administrator, TMCEC

2:00 - 2:55 p.m.

The Walking Dead+
Ned Minevitz, TxDOT Grant Administrator & Program Attorney, TMCEC

Communicating with Council and the Public*
Tim Kirwin, Judge, Hedwig Village

Eric Ransleben, Associate Judge, Trophy Club  

3:05 - 3:55 p.m.

Cass Callaway, Presiding Judge, Hutchins

Riding Dirty: The Truth About Motorcycles*
Judge Schexnyder, TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist, TxDOT


Small Court Challenges 
Hilda Cuthbertsin, Judge, City of Snook



4:05 - 5:00 p.m.

Scenarios VII
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC


Domestic Violence Update
Kim Piechowiak, Domestic Violence Resource Attorney, Office of Court Administration

TABC Update
Stewart Milner, Chief Judge, City of Arlington

Day 3 - October 27, 2017

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast 
8:00 - 8:55 a.m. Local Rules & Standing Orders
Jan Blacklock Matthews, Judge, City of Wilson

9:10 - 10:05 a.m.

Media Relations: Media Jedi
April Earley, Presiding Judge, Lufkin

10:20 - 10:50 a.m.

New Ethical Pitfalls+
Brian Holman, Presiding Judge, Lewisville

 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Endnote: Takeaways for 2018
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC

*Indicates curriculum funded by the Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives (MTSI) or Driving on the Right Side of the Road (DRSR) grant from the Texas Department of Transportation
+ Indicates curriculum with a focus on court security
# Indicates a shared track open to both clerks and judges