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FY 2016 Austin Judges Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

November 8-10, 2015
Omni Southpark
4140 Governors Row
Austin,TX 78744
512-448-2222

 

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)
 

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)
 

 

 

Day 1 - November 8, 2015

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 - November 9, 2015

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+
Jacqueline Habersham, Commission 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 hrs Ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
 

 

 

 











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

 

 

 





 

 

 

Truancy TransitionRobin
Ted Wood, Special Counsel To Trial Courts, Office of the Court Administration
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton
 

 

 

 

 





 

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
Ted Wood, Special Counsel To Trial Courts, Office of the Court Administration
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton

 

3:05 - 3:55 p.m.

Directed Verdicts
Peter Graham, Judge, City of Irving

Truancy Court: Enforcement, Appeals, and Records
Ted Wood, Special Counsel To Trial Courts, Office of the Court Administration
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton

4:05 - 5:00 p.m.

Communicable Diseases
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 - November 10, 2015

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, City of Ingram
 

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.