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FY 2014 Judges Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

April 14-16, 2014

Overton Hotel & Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.776.7000

 

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)

 

 

Day 1 - Monday, April 14, 2014

12:00 - 5:00 pm Registration (Pre-Registration Required)
1:00 - 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference: Compelling Appearance+ (.5 hrs Ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
Rebecca Stark, Court Director, City of Austin
Robby Chapman, Program Director, TMCEC

Day 2 - Tuesday April 15, 2014

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
Course Director: Brian Holman, Presiding Judge, City of Lewisville
8:05 - 9:15 a.m. Legislation Comes to Life*+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Discovering Discovery: The Wake of Michael Morton+ (1 hr Ethics)
Warren Spencer, City Prosecutor, Forest Hill
10:45 - 12:00 p.m. Case Law Update+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  TRACK A - New & Notable
TRACK B - Foundations Track
TRACK C - Shared Track
1:00 - 1:55 p.m. Habeas Corpus+ (.5 hrs Ethics) Pam Liston, Associate Judge, City of Rowlett Paul Liston, Presiding Judge, City of Anna

Probable Cause, Warrants, and Writs
Javier Gonzales, Judge, City of Harlingen

Jurisdiction#
Candace Chappell, Senior Assistant City Attorney, City of Irving

2:05 - 2:55 p.m. 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 p.m.

Designer Drugs*#
Kevin Madison, Presiding Judge, City of Lakeway (Shared Room with Clerks)

Dismissals+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Peter Graham, Judge, City of Irving
Juvenile Records #
Ted Wood, Special Counsel To Trial Courts, Office of the Court Administration
4:05 - 5:00 p.m. Scenarios III+ (.25 hrs Ethics) Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
28.01 Pre-trials
Jan Blacklock Matthews, Judge, City of Wilson
Setting Up a Mock Trial
(DRSR)*+ (.5 hrs Ethics)
Demonstration Panel

Day 3 - Wednesday April 16, 2014

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
  TRACK A TRACK B
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Who’s Got the Paddle Now: Juvenile
Discipline on School Campuses
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel &
Director of Education, TMCEC
Ethically Dealing with the Media+ (.5 hrs
Ethics)
Charles L. Babcock, Attorney, Houston
Blood Cases – Case Law Update*
Deandra M. Grant, Attorney, Richardson

10:45 – 12:00 p.m. Fine-Only: Not Only a Fine+ (.25 hrs
Ethics)
Gary Ellsworth, Presiding Judge, City of
Spearman

Criminal Adjudications and Potential
Consequences
+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Randy T. Leavitt, Attorney, Austin
Court Costs: Why They Matter
Jani J. Maselli, Harris County Public
Defender’s Office, Houston


8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Driving Under the Influence*
Lester Rorick, Presiding Judge, City of
Pasadena

The Neurological Effects of Alcohol on the
Brain*
Dr. Harold C. Urschel III, Dallas
Emerging Technology for DWI Bond &
Community Supervision*
Jeffrey Kelley, Dallas County Department of
Criminal Justice, Dallas
Tomasa Ortiz, Dallas County Department of
Criminal Justice, Dallas


* 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.