Addison Regional Judges


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FY 2016 Addison Judges Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

March 7- 9, 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel north Dallas-Addison
14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX 75001
972-980-8877

 

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

 

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)
 

 

 

Day 1

3:00 - 5:00 pm  Registration
 

 

Day 2

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
Course Director: TBD
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+ (1 hour ethics)
Erik Nielson, 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 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  Current Issues
Hearing and Trials Shared Track
1:00 - 1:55 p.m.

Scenarios V*+ (.25 hours ethics)
Mark Goodner, Deputy
Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

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









 

 


 





 

 

 

Truancy Transition (.25 hrs Ethics)
Raquel Brown, Judge, Fort Worth
 

















 

 

 





 

2:05 - 2:55 p.m.

Elder Abuse
Myra Kirkland, Presiding Judge, Blue Ridge
Patricia McArdle, Court Investigations Supervisor, Dallas County Probate Courts




 

 







Trial Objections & Court Decorum
Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education and Program
Attorney, TMCEC
 

 







 

 

Truancy Court: Intake, Adjudication, and Orders
Raquel Brown, Judge, Fort Worth 
 
















3:05 - 3:55 p.m.

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

 

Directed Verdicts+ (.25 ethics)
Peter Graham, Judge, City of Irving
 

Truancy Court: Enforcement, Appeals, and Records
Raquel Brown, Judge, Fort Worth

4:05 - 5:00 p.m.

 






 

E- Warrants: A Brave New World
Tom Bridges, Deputy City
Attorney, City of Portland

 




 

Community Outreach Made Easy*
Elizabeth De La Garza, TxDOT Grant Administrator, TMCEC
Ned Minevitz, TxDOT Grant Administrator & Program Attorney, TMCEC 





Day 3

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*
Richard Alpert, Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Tarrant County

10:00 - 10:10 a.m.  Break
10:10 - 11:20 a.m. What Every Judge Needs to Know after Ferguson+ (1 hour ethics)
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.