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FY 2014 Judges Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

February 23 - 25, 2014

San Luis Resort
5222 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77551
409.744.1500

 

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)

 

 

Day 1 - Sunday, February 23, 2014

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
David Johnson, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, City of Arlington
Katie Tefft, Assistant City Attorney, City of Houston

Day 2 - Monday, February 24, 2014

8:00 - 8:05 am Welcome and Announcements
Course Director: Gary Bellair, Presiding Judge, Ransom Canyon
8:05 - 9:15 am Legislation Comes to Life*+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, College Station
9:30 - 10:30 am Discovering Discovery: The Wake of Michael Morton+ (1 hr Ethics)
Geary Reamey, Professor of Law, St. Mary's  University School of Law
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#
Bill 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*
Matt King, Tarrant County Magistrate, Tarrant County
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)
Peter Graham, Associate Judge, City of Irving
Juvenile Records#
Catherine Klier, Administration Manager, JCM Program, City of Houston
4:05 - 5:00 pm Scenarios III+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
28.01 Pre-trials
Michael Acuna, Presiding Judge, City of Dallas
Setting Up a Mock Trial (DRSR)+ (.5 hrs Ethics)
Susie Garcia, Court Administrator, San Marcos

Day 3 - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  TRACK A TRACK B
8:00 - 9:15 am Who's Got the Paddle Now: Juvenile Discipline on School Campuses
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
Selected Topics from the 39th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Bar CLE

Ethically Dealing with the Media + (.5 hrs Ethics) 


Case Law Update on DWI Blood Draws 
9:30 - 10:30 am Fine-Only: Not Only a Fine+ (.25 hrs ethics)
Katie Tefft, Assistant City Attorney, City of Houston

Selected Topics from the 39th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Bar CLE

Criminal Adjudications and Potential Consequences+ (.25 hrs Ethics)

Court Costs: Why They Matter
10:45 - 12:00 pm Driving Under the Influence*
Lester Rorick, Presiding Judge, City of Pasadena

Selected Topics from the 39th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Bar CLE

The Neurological Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

Emerging Technology for DWI Bond & Community Supervision

* 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.
+ 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.