2017 Fall Webinar Series

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We are kicking off the new academic year with webinars related to legislative changes from the 85th Texas Legislative Session. Check back here and on the Online Learning Center for more webinars as they are added.

September 7, 2017 Changes for Municipal Courts: 85th Legislative Session, presented by Hon. Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, City of College Station

September 21, 2017 S.B. 42: Court Security Requirements, presented by Hon. Allen Gilbert, Presiding Judge, City of San Angelo

September 26, 2017 (TUESDAY) Alternative Sentencing for Young Drivers: Alive at 25, presented by John Brady, Director, Texas Alive Team and Risk & Safety Specialist, Travis County and Sally Howard, Youth Services Supervisor, Austin Municipal Court

October 12, 2017 Bail and Jail, presented by Hon. Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton

October 26, 2017 Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), presented by Detective Michael Jennings, DWI Coordinator, Austin Police Department

November 9, 2017 Family Violence Update, presented by Tracy Grinstead-Everly, Public Policy Manager, Texas Council on Family Violence

November 30, 2017 The Effects of Ferguson and the Future of Fines and Court Costs in Texas, presented by Ryan Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

December 7, 2017 Notice, presented by Ryan Henry, Attorney, Law Offices of Ryan Henry, PLLC


Summer 2017 Webinars on Demand:

Breath and Blood Tests in the Wake of Birchfield v. North Dakota, presented by Hon. Ryan Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

Impaired Driving Update, presented by Ned Minevitz, TxDOT Grant Administrator & Program Attorney, TMCEC

Powdered Alcohol and Young Drivers, presented by Christi Koenig Brisky, Research & Program Specialist, Texans Standing Tall

Identifying Mental Health Issues Among Impaired Drivers (CARS-DUI Assessment Project: A New Tool for Courts), presented by Erin Holmes, Director, Traffic Safety Programs, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility


Spring 2017 Webinars on Demand:

The Walking Dead: Pedestrians, Vehicles, and Impairment, presented by Ned Minevitz, TxDOT Grant Administrator & Program Attorney, TMCEC

Expunctions, presented by Hon. Mark Goodner, Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC 

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

Conducting Marriage Ceremonies, presented by Hon. Kimberly Maura Gamble, Municipal Judge, City of Houston, Court #11


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




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.