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
512.392.6450

  

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
TMCEC Staff
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
TMCEC Staff

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 
Panel:
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.

Credit:
Up to 14.00 CLE
Up to 2.00 Ethics

Breakdown:
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)