Lubbock Regional Judges


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FY 2016 Lubbock Judges Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

FebApril 11 - 13, 2016
Overton Hotel
2322 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, TX, 79401
806.776.700


 

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

 

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)
 

 

 

Day 1

12:00 - 5:00 pm  Registration
1:00 - 3:15 pm

Guns and Texas Law
Scott Houston , Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Texas Municipal League

3:15 - 5:00 pm

Surviving an Active Shooter
CF "Buck" Hamilton, Protective Security Advisor, US Department of homeland Security

Day 2

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
Course Director: Sheila Seymore, Clerk, City of Canyon
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)
Jacqueline Habersham, Commision Counsel, State Commision 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 hrs Ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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





 

 


 





 

 

 

Truancy Transition (.25 hrs Ethics)
Katie Chancia, Staff Attorney, Harris County Justice Courts 













 

 

 





 

2:05 - 2:55 p.m.

Elder Abuse
Myra Kirkland, Presiding Judge, Blue Ridge




 

 







Objections
Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education and Program
Attorney, TMCEC
 

 




 

 

Truancy Court: Intake, Adjudication, and Orders
Katie Chancia, Staff Attorney, Harris County Justice Courts 
 













3:05 - 3:55 p.m.

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

 

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

Truancy Court: Enforcement, Appeals, and Records
Katie Chancia, Staff Attorney, Harris County Justice Courts 

4:05 - 5:00 p.m.

 

 








 

E-Warrants: A Brave New World
Brian Holman, Presiding Judge, City of Lewisville









 

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 
Bill Ragsdale, Presiding Judge , Ingram  

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.

Impaired Driving Update*
Barron Slack, assistant District Attorney, Lubbock 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.