Tyler Regional Judges


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FY 2016 Tyler Judges Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

October 28-30, 2015
Holiday Inn
5701 South Broadway
Tyler, TX 75703
903.579.8201

 

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)
 

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)
 

 

 

Day 1 - Wednesday, October 28, 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
Harvey Perriott
Protective Security Advisor,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Day 2 - Thursday, October 29, 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*
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 - 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
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
Patricia McArdle, Court Investigations Supervisor, Dallas County Probate Courts
 

 

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

 

 

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.

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.

Communicable Diseases
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC
 

 

E-Warrants
Brian Holman, Presiding Judge, City of Lewisville





 

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

Day 3 - Friday October 30, 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
Andrew Hagen, Judge, City of Uvalde
 

9:05 - 9:55 a.m.  Impaired Driving Update* (1 hour MTSI)
 Richard Alpert, Assistant District Attorney, Tarrant County
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.  Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. What Every Judge Needs to Know after Ferguson+
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

 
11:15 - 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.