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2014 TMCEC Prosecutors Conference

March 24-26, 2014
Embassy Suites
1001 E. McMcarty Ln.
San Marcos, TX 78666
512.392.6450

 

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)

 

 

Day 1 - Monday, March 24, 2014

1:00 - 5:00 pm Registration
2:00 - 5:00 pm

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, March 25, 2014

6:45 - 7:50 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 am Announcements
Course Director: Jan Blacklock Matthews, Judge, City of Wilson
8:10 - 9:20 am Legislative Recap: The 83rd Legislative Session
Katie Tefft, Assistant City Attorney, City of Houston
9:20 - 9:30 am Break
9:30 - 10:30 am

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 am Break
10:45 - 12:00 pm

Case Law and Attorney General Update*+ (.25 ethics hours)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

12:00 - 12:55 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 pm

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 pm 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
Regan Metteauer, Program Attorney,
TMCEC
3:45 - 5:00 pm Can You Hear Me Now? The Law of
Sound under State and Local Law
Andy Quittner, City Attorney, City of
Seguin
Attack of the Drones: Illegal Use of
Unmanned Aircraft in Texas
Robert Chapman, Program Director,
TMCEC
5:05 - 6:15 pm

Optional Debriefing Session
TMCEC Staff

Day 3 - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

6:45 - 7:50 am Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 am

What the Michael Morton Act Means to Municipal and Justice Courts+ (1.0 ethic hours)

Warren Spencer, City Attorney, Forest Hill


9:00 - 9:15 am Break
9:15 - 10:30 am

DUI Enforcement and Alcohol Awareness*

Eric Ransleben, Prosecutor, North Richland Hills

10:30 - 10:45 am Break
10:45 - 12:00 pm

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 pm Adjourn


* 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.

Credit:
Up to 14.75 CLE
Up to 3.00 Ethics