S. Padre Island Non-Attorney Judges


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FY 2016 South Padre Island Judges Agenda
REGIONAL  NON ATTORNEY JUDGES SEMINAR

May 3-5, 2016
Isla Grand Beach Resort
500 Padre Blvd.
S. Padre Island, TX 78597
956.761.6511

 

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)
 

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)
 

 

 

Day 1 - May 3, 2016

12:00 - 5:00 pm  Registration
1:00 - 3:30 pm Guns and Texas Law
David Hamilton, Prosecutor, Reno in Lamar County
 3:30 - 5:00 pm Surviving an Active Shooter
RJ Boatman, Judge, South Houston

Day 2 - May 4, 2016

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8:10 - 9:15 a.m.

Legislative Highlights*
Michael Acuna, Presiding Judge, City of Dallas
 

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.  Break
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Independence, Integrity, and Fairness: Preserving Ethics in the Judiciary+
Erik Nielsen, Staff Counsel, State Commission on Judicial Conduct
 
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.  Break
10:45 - 12:00 p.m. Case Law Update and Attorney General options* (.25 hrs Ethics)
Ryan Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
  Current Issues Hearing and Trials Court Issues
1:00 - 1:55 p.m.

Scenarios V* (.25 hrs Ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
 

 

Predicates for Evidence
Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, City of College Station
  

 

 

 

Truancy Transition
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
 

 

2:05 - 2:55 p.m.

Elder Abuse
Myra Kirkland, Presiding Judge, City of Blue Ridge
 




 

Trial Objections & Court Decorum
Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, City of College Station


 

 

 

Truancy Court: Transitioning Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
 



 

3:05 - 3:55 p.m.

Indigency and Commitments
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC

Directed Verdicts
Peter Graham, Judge, City of Irving

Truancy Court: Enforcement, Appeals, and Records
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

4:05 - 5:00 p.m.

E-Warrants
Tom Bridges, Deputy City Attorney, City of Portland





 

Community Outreach Made Easy*
Ned Minevitz, TxDOT Grant Administrator & Program Attorney, TMCEC
 

Day 3 - May, 5, 2016

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
     
8:00 - 8:55 a.m.

Property Hearings
Jan Blacklock Matthews, Judge, City of Wilson
 

Dangerous Dogs
Andrew Hagen, Judge, City of Uvalde
 

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.  Impaired Driving Update* (1 hour MTSI)
 
Kelley McCormick, Border Prosecution Unit, Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney's Office
10:00 - 10:10 a.m.  Break
10:10 - 11:20 a.m. What Every Judge Needs to Know after Ferguson+
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

 
11:20 - 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Endnote: Takeaways for 2016
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
 

 


 

* 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 MCLE 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 = all sessions on 3 days, including post-conference
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 for all sessions on 3 days
12 hours = 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3 OR 1-5 on Day 3
8 hours = 8-5 on Day 2

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