San Marcos (March 22-24, 2017)

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2017 TMCEC Prosecutors Conference

March 22-24, 2017
Embassy Suites
1001 E McCarty Ln.
San Marcos, TX 78666


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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)

 Complete Course Materials


Day 1 -

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration
 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session:
A Glimpse at the Horizon: Legislation of Interest in the 85th Texas Legislature
Procedural and Substantive Issues
Local Government and Administration
Juvenile Justice
Substance Abuse and Impaired Driving

Day 2 -

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Announcements
8:10 - 9:20 a.m.

The Walking Dead: Pedestrians, Vehicles, and Impairment* 
Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education & Program Attorney, TMCEC

9:20 - 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

 Reel Legal Ethics 2+ (1.0 hour Ethics)
Ivan Martinez, Assistant District Attorney, 34th Judicial District Attorney's Office, El Paso

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

Case Law and Attorney General Update*+ (0.25 hour Ethics)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

12:00 - 12:55 p.m. Lunch
  TRACK A: Prove It!
TRACK B: Potpourri
1:00 - 1:55 p.m. The Admission of Records
Robin Harris, Associate Attorney, Loiacono Law Group, PLLC 

Sign Ordinances and Beyond: Reed v. Town of Gilbert
Laura Mueller, Associate Attorney, Bojorquez Law Firm

2:05 - 3:00 p.m.

Speed Measurement 
George Thomas, Judge, City of Austin


Horse Meat and Other Delicacies: A Discussion of Weird Laws and Ordinances in Texas
Chase Gomillion, Assistant City Attorney, City of Austin

3:10 - 4:00 p.m.

Financial Responsibility
Tracy Shahan, Assistant City Attorney, City of Austin

What Goes Up: Dealing With Appeals
Ryan Henry, Attorney At Law, The Law Office of Ryan Henry, PLLC

4:10 - 5:00 p.m.

Class C Misdemeanor Family Violence: Yes, It Exists!+ (0.25 hour Ethics)
Kimberly Piechowiak, Domestic Violence Resource Attorney, Office of Court Administration

5:05 - 6:00 p.m.

Optional Debriefing Session

Day 3 -

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Impact Litigation and Texas Municipal Courts
Moderation: Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC 
Robin Harris, Associate Attorney, Loiacono Law Group, PLLC
Bryan McWilliams, Assistant City Attorney, City of Amarillo
Sherry Statman, Presiding Judge, City of Austin

9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Community Service and Alternative Means+ (0.25 hour ethics)
Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, City of College Station

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

Capias Pro Fine: Dos and Don'ts+ (0.25 hour ethics)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC


12:00 p.m. Adjourn

* Denotes Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives (MTSI) curriculum funded by a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT.
+ Denotes course that shall be submitted for ethics MCLE credit.

Up to 14.00 CLE
Up to 2.00 Ethics

Day 1: Up to 2.5 CLE (0.0 Ethics)
Day 2: Up to 8.0 CLE (1.50Ethics) (includes 1.00 CLE for Optional Debriefing)
Day 3: Up to 3.50 CLE (0.50 Ethics)