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FY 2014 Austin Judges Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

November 18-20, 2013
Omni Southpark
4140 Governors Row
Austin, TX 78744
512.448.2222

 

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)

 

 

Day 1 - Monday, November 18, 2013

12:00 - 5:00 pm Registration (Pre-Registration Required)
1:00 - 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Session: Compelling Appearance: What Requires Defendants to Appear and What Happens if They Don't?
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
Rebecca Stark, Court Director, City of Austin
David Johnson, Assistant City Attorney, City of Arlington

Day 2 - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

8:00 - 8:05 am Welcome and Announcements
Julie Escalante, Presiding Judge, Baytown
President, TMCA
8:05 - 9:15 am Legislation Comes to Life*+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, College Station
9:30 - 10:30 am Fine-Only: Not Only a Fine+ (.25 hrs ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
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 Habeas Corpus+ (.5 hrs Ethics)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
Probable Cause, Warrants, and Writs
Tim Murphy, Presiding Judge, City of Bedford
Jurisdiction#
William Ragsdale, Presiding Judge, City of Ingram

2:05 - 2:55 pm Noise
Andy Quittner, City Attorney, City of Seguin
Ignition Interlock and Other Conditions Related to Alcohol*
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton
Docketing and Continuances#
Victor Lander, Judge, City of Dallas
3:05 - 3:55 pm Designer Drugs*#
Kevin Madison, Presiding Judge, City of Lakeway
Dismissals+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Benita Harper, Presiding Judge, Fort Worth
Juvenile Records#
Kaci Sohrt, Director of Court Administration, Travis County Juvenile Probation Department
4:05 - 5:00 pm Scenarios III+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
28.01 Pre-trials
Sherry Statman, Associate Judge, City of Austin
Setting Up a Mock Trial (DRSR)+ (.5 hrs Ethics)
Lindsey Mena, Juvenile Case Coordinator, City of San Marcos

Day 3 - Wednesday, November 20, 2013

  TRACK A TRACK B
8:00 - 9:15 am Who's Got the Paddle Now: Juvenile Discipline on School Campuses
Ryan Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
Introduction to Tablets**
Jameson Crain, Multimedia Specialist, TMCEC
(limited to 12 participants)
9:30 - 10:30 am Discovering Discovery: The Wake of Michael Morton+ (1 hr Ethics)
Warren Spencer, City Prosecutor, City of Forrest Hill
Introduction to Tablets**
Jameson Crain, Multimedia Specialist, TMCEC
(limited to 12 participants)
10:45 - 12:00 pm Driving Under the Influence*
Lester Rorick, Presiding Judge, City of Pasadena

* 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.
# Denotes a shared course open to both judges and court support personnel

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 = 8-5 on Day 2, 8-12 on Day 3, and 1-5 optional pre-conference on Day 1
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 = 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3, and 1-5 pre-conference on Day 1
12 hours = 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3 OR 1-5 pre-conference on Day 1
8 hours = 8-5 on Day 2

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