Tyler Regional Judges


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FY 2017 Tyler Judges Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

October 26-28, 2016
Holiday Inn
5701 South Broadway
Tyler, TX 75703
903.579.8201

 Full Course Materials

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)
 

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)
 

 

 

Day 1 - October 26, 2016

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

Special Sessions: Fines, Fees, and Costs
Suggested Topics:
o Effective Practices for Courts Large and Small
o Documentation: Creating and Maintaining Written Determinations
o Fines, Fees, & Costs Moving Forward: Where Are We Headed?
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC
Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education & Program Attorney, TMCEC

 

 

 

Day 2 -  October 27, 2016

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8:05 - 9:00 a.m.

The State of Municipal Courts: Current Issues and Recent Changes
Stewart Milner, Presiding Judge, City of Arlington
 

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.  Break
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Ethics: Procedural Fairness, Perception, and Public Confidence+
Erik Nielsen, Staff Counsel, State Commission on Judicial Conduct
 

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.  Break
10:30 - 12:00 p.m. Case Law Update and Attorney General options* (.5 hrs Ethics)
Ryan Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  Current Issues
Defendants and the Court Shared Track
1:00 - 1:55 p.m.

Scenarios VI* (.25 hrs Ethics)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
 

 

Mandatory Conditions of Bond (MTSI .5)
Brian Holman, Presiding Judge, City of Lewisville
  

 

 

 

Are You Right About the Privilege? Driver’s License Issues (MTSI .25)
Esmeralda Pena Garcia, Judge, City of Houston
 

 

2:05 - 2:55 p.m.

Mental Health Issues and Concerns
Danny Rodgers, Judge, City of Fort Worth

 

 

Capias Pro Fines: Dos and Don’ts
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC



 

 

Data Miners and Open Records
Zindia Thomas, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Municipal League
 



 

3:05 - 3:55 p.m.

Non-Appearance Crimes
Michael Acuna, Judge, City of Dallas

 

Admonishments: Required and Recommended
Cathy Riedel, Presiding Judge, City of Leander

Data Security Plan
Richard Morse, Information Security Officer, Office of Court Administration

 

4:05 - 5:00 p.m.

Language and the Law
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC






 

Community Service*
Tracie Glaeser, Program Coordinator,TMCEC









Courts Reaching Out to Undeserved Populations*+#
Elizabeth De La Garza,  TxDOT Grant Administrator, TMCEC

Ned Minevitz, TxDOT Grant Administrator & Program Attorney, TMCEC
 

Day 3 - October 28, 2016

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
     
8:00 - 8:55 a.m.

Questions Answered
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC
 

Family Violence Class C Misdemeanors: Yes, they do exist!
Kim Piechowiak, Domestic Violence Resource Attorney, Office of Court Administration
 

9:10 - 10:05 a.m.

Speed Detection Devices at Trial
Art Maldonado, Presiding Judge, City of Wylie


Beyond the Day to Day: Additional Activity Reporting
Carol Gauntt, Judge, City of Weatherford
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.  Break
10:20 - 11:15 a.m. Jail and Jail Duties: Magistrations, Commitments, Release, and Credit
Tim Kirwin, Judge, Hedwig Village
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Endnote: Takeaways for 2017
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.