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2014 TMCEC Prosecutors Conference

June 23-25, 2014

Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake
3000 NASA Road 1
Houston, TX 77058
281.333.9300

 

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)

 

 

Day 1 - Monday, June 23, 2014

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session: Role of the Prosecutor: History and Dilemmas of Prosecuting in Municipal Court+ (1.5 ethics hours)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

Day 2 - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

6:45 – 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 – 8:10 a.m. Announcements
8:10 – 9:20 a.m. Legislative Recap: The 83rd Legislative Session
Katie Tefft, Assistant City Attorney, City of Houston

9:20 – 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Juvenile Justice Reform: From the School House to the Court House+ (.25 ethics hours)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 12:00 p.m. Case Law and Attorney General Update*+ (.25 ethics hours)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
12:00 – 12:55 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Social Hosting Laws and Underage Drinking and Driving*
Lauren Crawford, Associate Attorney, Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, PC

  TRACK A: FUNDAMENTALS
TRACK B: TRENDING
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Pre-Trial Motions: Is the State Ready?
Katie Leininger, Associate City Attorney, City of Pearland
“Vaping in the Boys Room” Electronic Cigarettes and the Law
Edward Spillane, Presiding Judge, College Station
3:45 – 5:00 p.m. Can You Hear Me Now? The Law of Sound under State and Local Law
Timothy Kirwin, Attorney, Randle Law Office Ltd., L.L.P.

Attack of the Drones: Illegal Use of Unmanned Aircraft in Texas
Robby Chapman, Program Director, TMCEC


5:05 – 6:15 p.m. Optional Debriefing Session
TMCEC Staff

Day 3 - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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

What the Michael Morton Act Means to Municipal and Justice Courts+ (1.0 ethics hours)
Tom Bridges, Prosecutor, City of Portland

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Break

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

DUI Enforcement and Alcohol Awareness*
Eric Ransleben, Prosecutor, North Richland Hills

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 – 12:00 p.m. Hanging with Mr. Cooper: The Criminalization of International Codes by Local Governments in Texas
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

12:00 p.m. Adjourn

*Indicates curriculum funded by the Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives (MTSI) or Driving on the Right Side of the Road (DRSR) grant from the Texas Department of Transportation
+ Denotes course that shall be submitted for ethics MCLE credit.

Credit:
Up to 14.75 CLE
Up to 3.00 Ethics

Funded by a grant of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals