South Padre Island I


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FY 2013 South Padre Island I Judges Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

May 5-7, 2013
Isla Grand Beach Resort
500 Padre Blvd.
(956) 761-6511
South Padre Island, TX 78597

 

 

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

 

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)

 

Day 1 - Sunday, May 5, 2013

12:00 - 5:00 pm Registration
5:00 - 6:00 pm Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Monday, May 6, 2013

8:05 - 9:20 am Things with Wheels*
Robin Smith, Presiding Judge, City of Midland
9:35 - 10:30 am Judicial Demeanor+ (1 hr ethics)
Melissa Goodwin, Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals, Austin
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
Kim Piechowiak, Domestic Violence Resource Attorney, Office of Court Administration, Austin


Foreign Language Interpreters+ (.5 hrs ethics)
David Garza, Judge,
City of Bee Cave

2:05 - 2:55 pm Taking Juvenile Statements
Ursula Hall, Judge, City of Houston
Ordinance Overview 
(.25 hrs ethics)

Ryan Henry, Attorney, Law Offices of Ryan Henry,PLLC, San Antonio
Talking to Your Town: DRSR+* (.25 hrs ethics)
Stella Mata, Deputy Clerk,/ Juvenile Case Manager, CIty of Forest HIll
3:05 - 3:55 pm

School Attendance
Sharon Pruitt, Assistant Attorney General, Texas Attorney General's Office, Juvenile Crime Intervention, Austin

 

Citations and Complaints
Joseph Gorfida, Jr., Partner,
Nichols, Jackson, Dillard, Hager, & Smith, PLLC, Dallas

Understanding 3rd Party Collections
Glenn Lewis, Judge, City of
Forest Hill

4:05 - 5:00 pm Texas Lawyers Assistance Program+ (1 hr ethics)
Cameron Vann, Attorney, Texas Lawyer's Assistance Program, Austin & Mary Craft, Judge, Houston
Court Decorum+
Terry Elizondo, Judge, CIty of Southside Place
Alive @ 25
Kevin Cotton, Deputy, Texas Alive Team Training Director, Travis County







Day 3 - Tuesday, May 7, 2013

  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,PLLC, San Antonio
Introduction to Tablets**
Jameson Crain, Multimedia Specialist, TMCEC & Hope Lochridge, Executive Director, TMCEC
(limited to 12 participants)

10:45 - 12:00 pm

 

 

 

12:00- 1:00 pm

1:00 - 5:00 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

 

Lunch

Post-Conference Session: Tools for Effective Court Administration+ (1.25 hrs ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
Katie Tefft, Program Director, 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.