2017 Spring Webinar Series

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April 6, 2017: The Walking Dead: Pedestrians, Vehicles, and Impairment

Presented by Ned Minevitz, TxDOT Grant Administrator & Program Attorney, TMCEC

April 20, 2017: Expunctions

Presented by Hon. Mark Goodner, Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC 

May 4, 2017: Texas Department of Public Safety Update

Presented by Melissa Eager and Timothy Preece, Department of Public Safety, Driver License Division, Enforcement and Compliance

May 18, 2017: Conducting Marriage Ceremonies

Presented by Hon. Kimberly Maura Gamble, Municipal Judge, City of Houston, Court #11

June 1, 2017: Breath and Blood Tests in the Wake of Birchfield v. North Dakota

Presented by Hon. Ryan Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

June 15, 2017: Impaired Driving Update

Presented by Ned Minevitz, TxDOT Grant Administrator & Program Attorney, TMCEC


Check Back Soon for the Summer 2017 Webinar Line-Up!


Winter 2017 Webinars on Demand:

Implicit Bias, presented by Leah Huff, Former Court Administrator, City of Southlake

Compliance Strategies When Arrest Is Not Best, presented by Hon. John Bull, Presiding Judge, City of San Antonio and Hon. Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, City of College Station

Internal Controls, presented by Hon. Carol Gauntt, Associate Judge, City of Weatherford

Community Service, presented by Tracie Glaeser, CMCC, CCM, Program Coordinator, TMCEC

Authorities and Duties, presented by Hon. Hilda Cuthbertson,Judge, City of Snook

Judicial Ethics Update, presented by Seana Willing, Executive Director, State Commission on Judicial Conduct


Fall 2016 Webinars on Demand:

Drug Recognition Experts, presented by Steve Burres, DWI Investigator, Irving Police Department

TMCEC Radio: Morning Coffee - Fines, Fees, Costs, & Indigence, presented by the TMCEC Staff Attorneys

Rise of the Machines II: Indigence Issues, presented by Ryan Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

Setting Up a Teen Court, presented by the Honorable Randall Stump, Presiding Judge, and Tina Heine, Teen Court Coordinator, Georgetown Municipal Court

Writs: Warrants and the Capias Pro Fine, presented by Ryan Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

Collection Improvement Program, presented by Scott Griffith, Director, Research and Court Services, Office of Court Administration


Summer 2016 Webinars On Demand:

Records Requests,  presented by Mena Ramon, General Counsel, OCA

Conviction Reporting, presented by Abed Nader, Assistant Manager, Department of Public Safety, Driver License Division, Enforcement and Compliance

The Role of the Juvenile Case Manager, presented by Carlin Caliman, Ph.D., Juvenile Case Coordinator, City of Arlington

Family Violence Cases in Municipal Courts, presented by Kimberly Piechowiak, Protective Order Resource Attorney, OCA

Transgender Considerations for Municipal Courts, presented by the Honorable Phyllis Frye, Associate Municipal Judge, City of Houston


Spring 2016 Webinars On Demand:

Lessons From Ferguson: What Every Municipal Court Needs to Know, presented by Ryan Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

Distracted Driving for Court Staff: Liability and Safety, presented by Todd Clement, Attorney, The Clement Law Firm

TMCEC Radio: Morning Coffee, presented by the TMCEC Staff Attorneys

Appeals from Municipal Court, presented by Leah Huff, Former Court Administrator, City of Southlake

Court Decorum, presented by the Honorable Allen Gilbert, Presiding Judge, San Angelo Municipal Court


Winter 2016 Webinars On-Demand:

Judicial Ethics Update, presented by Seana Willing, Executive Director, State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Dismissals, presented by Cathy Riedel, Associate Judge, City of Leander

Public Intoxication, presented by the Honorable Gordon Marcum, Presiding Judge, Houston Municipal Court #13

Civil Enforcement, presented by Ryan Henry, Attorney, Law Offices of Ryan Henry, PLLC, San Antonio

Ignition Interlock Compliance Strategies, presented by the Honorable Laura Weiser, Judicial Resource Liaison, Texas Center for the Judiciary

DWI Bond Schematic, presented by Randall Sarosdy, Texas Justice Court Training Center


Fall 2015 Webinars On Demand:

TMCEC Radio: Morning Coffee (Truancy Edition)

Presented by the TMCEC attorneys: Robby Chapman, Mark Goodner, Regan Metteauer, and Ryan Turner

Drugs and Driving

Presented by Robert D. Johnson, Cheif Toxicologist, Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office

Regulations and Penalties for Drinking Establishments: A Guide for Magistrates

Presented by Gary Teeler, Assistant Commander, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Law Enforcement Division 

Topics and Tools for Truancy Courts

Presented by Ryan Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

OCA Speaks: Updates and Common Issues with the Monthly Report

Presented by Sandra Mabbett, Judicial Information Analyst, Office of Court Administration

New Laws Pertaining to Search and Seizure

Presented by Thomas Bridges, Prosecutor, City of Portland

Have You Heard the Buzz: Commitment to the Commitment Order

Presented by Ryan Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC


About Webinars:

The Texas Municipal Courts Education Center offers live and interactive web-based training programs on a variety of legal and professional subjects. Webinars are designed for all court personnel: judges, court administrators, clerks, bailiffs, warrant officers, marshals, and prosecutors; and group participation is strongly encouraged. Embrace the opportunity to enhance your knowledge, refresh your understanding, and compare your court’s processes to those of other courts, all from the convenience of your own office.

Please visit our Online Learning Center (OLC) for more information on how to participate in upcoming webinars or access archived webinars. Login to the OLC using the following instructions:

  1. Type http://online.tmcec.com into your browser's address bar or click here: TMCEC OLC
  2. Once on the Online Learning Center home page, find the login box in the upper left corner of the page.
  3. Enter your username and password and click Login. You should have received a letter detailing your login information; if you have not received the letter, please contact TMCEC at 800.252.3718 or 512.320.8274 or by emailing tmcec@tmcec.com.


For more information about how to access the OLC and view live and archived webinars, please download and read the Webinar FAQ book.  We also encourage you to watch the archived webinar about Navigating the OLC and Webinars.


Upcoming Webinars
The schedule for upcoming webinars and instructions related to viewing and receiving credit are now available in the Upcoming Webinars section of the TMCEC OLC.

Webinars are free of charge to participants, but may include local charges normally incurred through internet usage.  Participants will need a computer with speakers and an internet connection. 

Webinar participation generally counts for one hour of judicial education credit and credit toward the clerk certification program. All webinars marked with a yellow CLE label above the title are approved for MCLE credit from the State Bar of Texas for licensed attorneys.


Webinars On Demand
Archived webinars are now available within the Webinars On Demand section of the TMCEC OLC.


FTA Docket
Webinars for make-up work are now available within the FTA Docket section of the TMCEC OLC.

(Emergency Only - subject to prior approval from TMCEC Executive Director)


What would you like to see as a Webinar? Members of our constituency are encouraged to submit topic suggestions to tmcec@tmcec.com, Subject: Webinar Topic Suggestion.