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FY 2013 Austin Judges Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

November 27-29, 2012
Omni Southpark
4140 Governor's Row
Austin, TX 78744
512.448.2222

 

Introduction (Agenda, Seminar Information, Participant Roster, etc.)

 

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)

 

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 27, 2012

12:00 - 5:00 pm Registration
1:00 - 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Session: Tools for Effective Court Administration+ (1.25 hrs ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
Katie Tefft, Program Director, TMCEC


Additional Handout

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 28, 2012

8:00 - 9:20 am Things with Wheels*
Robert Barfield, Judge, City of El Lago
9:35 - 10:30 am Judicial Demeanor+ (1 hr ethics)
Glenn Phillips, Presiding Judge, City of Kilgore
10:45 - 12:00 pm Case Law Update+ (.25 hrs ethics)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
  TRACK A - New & Notable
TRACK B - Foundations
TRACK C - Shared
1:00 - 1:55 pm Scenarios & Solutions+ (.25 hrs ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
Magistrate’s Orders of Emergency Protection
Ann Landeros, Attorney, Austin
Foreign Language Interpreters+ (.5 hrs ethics)
Carrie Chavez, Attorney, Dallas
2:05 - 2:55 pm Taking Juvenile Statements
Kameron Johnson, Juvenile Public Defender, Travis County
Ordinances Overview
Ryan Henry, Attorney, Law Offices of Ryan Henry, San Antonio
Talking to Your Town: DRSR+* (.25 hrs ethics)
Lindsey Mena, Juvenile Case Coordinator, City of San Marcos
3:05 - 3:55 pm School Attendance
Sharon Pruitt, Assistant General Attorney, Office of Attorney General, Austin
Citations and Complaints
Joseph Gorfida, Partner, Nichols Jackson Dillard Hager & Smith, LLP, Dallas
Understanding 3rd Party Collections
Glenn Lewis, Presiding Judge, Forest Hill
4:05 - 5:00 pm Texas Lawyers Assistance Program+ (1 hr ethics)
Cameron Vann, Attorney, Texas Lawyer’s Assistance Program, Austin
Court Decorum+
(.25 hrs ethics)
Terry Elizondo, Associate Judge, Southside Place
Alive @ 25*
Kevin Cotton, Training Director, Texas Alive Training Director and Deputy Sheriff, Travis County

Day 3 - Thursday, November 29, 2012

  TRACK A TRACK B
8:00 - 9:05 am The Silver Tsunami: Courts and the Growing Elder Population*
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
Introduction to Tablets**
Jameson Crain, Multimedia Specialist, TMCEC & Hope Lochridge, Executive Director, TMCEC
(limited to 12 participants)
9:20 - 10:30 am Immunity+ (.5 hrs ethics)
Ryan Henry, Attorney, Law Offices of Ryan Henry, San Antonio
Introduction to Tablets**
Jameson Crain, Multimedia Specialist, TMCEC & Hope Lochridge, Executive Director, TMCEC
(limited to 12 participants)
10:45 - 12:00 pm Fine by Me: A Judicial Primer on the Law and Social Science Relating to the Imposition of Fines in Criminal Cases
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.

** This session will be limited to the first 12 judges who sign up and offered for JEC credit only, no CLE.

+ Denotes course that shall be submitted for ethics CLE 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.

CLE Credit:
14 hours = 1-5 pre-conference on Day 1, 8-5 on Day 2, 8-12 on Day 3
10.5 hours = 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3
7 hours = 8-5 on Day 2

Note on Judicial Education Credit:
16 hours = 1-5 pre-conference on Day 1, 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3
12 hours = 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3
8 hours = 8-5 on Day 2

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