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FY 2014 Judges Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

March 3 - 5, 2014

Hilton NASA Clear Lake
3000 NASA Road 1
Houston, TX 77058
281.333.9300 

 

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)

 

 

Day 1 - Monday, March 3, 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
Rebecca Stark, Court Director, City of Austin
Katie Tefft, Assistant City Attorney, City of Houston

Day 2 - Tuesday March 4, 2014

8:00 - 8:05 am Welcome and Announcements
Course Director: Robert Richter, Presiding Judge, Missouri City
8:05 - 9:15 am

Legislation Comes to Life*+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, College Station

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9:30 - 10:30 am Discovering Discovery: The Wake of Michael Morton+ (1 hr Ethics)
Warren Spencer, City Prosecutor, Forest Hill
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10:45 - 12:00 pm Case Law Update+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
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  TRACK A - New & Notable
TRACK B - Foundations
TRACK C - Shared
1:00 - 1:55 pm Habeas Corpus+ (.5 hrs Ethics)
Pam Liston, Associate Judge, City of Rowlett
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Probable Cause, Warrants, and Writs
Tim Murphy, Presiding Judge, City of Bedford
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Jurisdiction#
Bill Ragsdale, Presiding Judge, City of Ingram
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2:05 - 2:55 pm Noise
Andy Quittner,  City Attorney, City of Seguin
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Ignition Interlock and Other Conditions Related to Alcohol*
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton
Docketing and Continuances#
Victor Lander, Judge, City of Dallas
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3:05 - 3:55 pm Designer Drugs*#
Robert Hopkins, Warrant Officer, Town of Pantego
Dismissals+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Benita Harper, Presiding Judge, Fort Worth
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Juvenile Records#
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
4:05 - 5:00 pm Scenarios III+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
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28.01 Pre-trials
Vikram Deivanayagam, Presiding Judge, City of Woodway
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Setting Up a Mock Trial (DRSR)+ (.5 hrs Ethics)
Anna Negrete, Court Administrator, Little Elm
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Day 3 - Wednesday March 5, 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
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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
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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
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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.