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FY 2016 San Antonio Judges Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

January 5-7, 2016
Omni San Antonio 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

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

Guns and Texas Law
Peter DeLeef, Judge, City of El Lago

3:15 - 5:00 pm

Surviving an Active Shooter
 Ronald McPherson, Protective Security Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Day 2

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*
Julie Escalante, Presiding Judge, City of Baytown
 

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.  Break
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Independence, Integrity, and Fairness: Preserving Ethics in the Judiciary+
Jackie Habersham, Senior Commission Counsel, Commission of 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 
Eric Ransleben, Associate Judge, Trophy Club












 

 

 





 

2:05 - 2:55 p.m.

Elder Abuse
Marilyn Miller, Presiding Judge, City of Dripping Springs
 

 


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

 

 

Truancy Court: Intake, Adjudication, and Orders
Eric Ransleben, Associate Judge, Trophy Club
 




3:05 - 3:55 p.m.

Directed Verdicts
Peter Graham, Judge, City of Irving

Truancy Court: Enforcement, Appeals, and Records
Eric Ransleben, Associate Judge, Trophy Club

4:05 - 5:00 p.m.

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

 

 

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
Andrew Hagen, judge, City of Uvalde
00 - Hagen & Ragsdale_BINDER_Dangerous Dogs.pdf

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.

 Impaired Driving Update* (1 hour MTSI)
 Clay Abbott, DWI Resource Prosecutor, TDCAA

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.