2017 BWO Conference

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Bailiffs & Warrant Officers Conference Agenda

May 15 – 17, 2017
Veterans Conference Center
445 State HWY 75 N | Huntsville, TX 77320

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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)


Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)

Day 1 - Monday, May 15, 2017

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration (Pre-Registration Required)
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Verbal De-Escalation
J. Mark Warren, Consultant


Day 2 - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6:45 – 7:50 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
 8:05 – 9:15 a.m.

Case Law and Attorney General Opinion Update
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

 9:30 – 10:30 a.m  

Indigence, Perception, and Implicit Bias
Leah Huff, Former Court Administrator, City of Southlake

 10:45– 12:00 noon  

John K. Hazeslip, Deputy, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Response Team

12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Interacting with Drivers Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (7887)

Kristin Lund, Stacy Landry, and Trey McKnight, Travis County

Interpreters: Tresa Beard and Carie Loya

Below 100: Eliminating Preventable Line of Duty Deaths and Injuries

Antonio Zarzoza, Field Training Coordinator, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Police Department



Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury (4066)

Gabi Teal, Public Health and Prevention Specialist, Office of Acquired Brain Injury, Rehabilitative & Social Services Section, Health & Human Services Commission


Day 3 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

6:45 – 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
Break-Out Tracks             VETERANS COURT SECURITY WRITS
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

What It Means to be a Veteran

Erin McGann, Justice Involved Veterans, Texas Veterans Commission


Sovereign Defendants

Andrew Quittner, City Attorney, Seguin


Writs: Arrest Warrants, Capiases, and Capias Pro Fines

Regan Metteauer, Program Attorney, TMCEC


9:30 – 10:45 a.m.  

Court Security Plans: A Team Approach to Success

Charles Baxter, Physical Security Consultant


Finding Defendants: A Panel Discussion


 11:00 – 12:00 noon  

Before and After an Active Shooter: Lessons Learned

Pete Hollingsworth, Director of Security and Emergency Preparedness, Arkansas Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts


12:00 p.m. Adjourn Seminar

Agenda times and topics subject to change

TCOLE Credit: Participants will receive 12 hours of TCOLE Credit for attending the entire General Conference from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on May 16 and 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on May 17. Participants will receive an additional 4 hours of credit for attending the optional Pre-Conference session from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on May 15. No partial credit will be given. Participants must attend the entire General Conference to receive TCOLE credit. Those attending the optional Pre-Conference must attend in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit.