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FY 2014 San Antonio Judges Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

January 13-15, 2014
Omni at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78230
210.691.8888

 

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)

 

 

Day 1 - Monday, January 13, 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

Day 2 - Tuesday, January 14, 2013

8:00 - 8:05 am Welcome and Announcements
Course Director: Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, College Station
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)
Pam Liston, Associate Judge, City of Rowlett
Probable Cause, Warrants, and Writs
Javier Gonzalez, Alternate Judge, City of Harlingen
Jurisdiction#
Bill Ragsdale, Presiding Judge, City of Ingram

2:05 - 2:55 pm Noise
Dana Huffman, Presiding Judge, Balch Springs
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)
Benita Harper, Presiding Judge, Fort Worth
Juvenile Records#
Nydia Thomas, Office of the General Counsel, Texas Juvenile Justice Department
4:05 - 5:00 pm Scenarios III+ (.25 hrs Ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
28.01 Pre-trials
Sherry Statman, Presiding 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, January 14, 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


Case Law Update on DWI Blood Draws 
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

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

Criminal Adjudications and Potential Consequences

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.