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2011 Austin Clerks's Agenda

November 7 - 9, 2011
Omni Southpark Hotel
4140 Governor’s Row
Austin, Texas 78744


Introduction (agenda, bios, rosters, etc.)


Day 1 - Monday, November 7, 2011

1:00 - 5:00 pm Preparation Course Level I – Clerk’s Certification Program
Leisa Hardin, Court Administrator, City of Mansfield
1:00 - 5:00 pm Preparation Course Level II – Clerk’s Certification Program
Dianna Faulkenberg, City of Decatur
1:00 - 5:00 pm Optional Pre-Conference: Managing Juvenile Cases
TMCEC Staff Attorneys

Day 2 - Tuesday, November 8, 2011

8:05 - 9:10 am Education Code and School Offenses
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton
9:25 - 10:20 am Records Requests
Ted Wood, Assistant General Counsel, Office of Court Administration
10:35 - 12:00 pm Hits and Misses from the 82nd Legislative Session*
Stewart Milner, Presiding Judge, City of Arlington
TRACK C - Shared
1:00 - 2:05 pm Citations & Complaints: The Court Clerks Feud
Don McKinley, Court Operations Manager, City of Austin
DPS Updates
Lisa Mayo, Client Services Coordinator, McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen, P.C.
Courts, Communities & Classrooms; Educating the Public About the Law*
Sue Kennedy, Court Administrator, City of Corinth
2:20 - 3:30 pm It’s An Order: Warrants, Writs, and Orders
Lynda Kilgore, Court Administrator, City of LaPorte
Court Security
Charles Baxter,  Vice President
U.S. Security Associates
OCA Reporting
Sandra Mabbett, Judicial Information Specialist, Office of Court Administration
3:45 - 5:00 pm Travels Through the Transportation Code: Rules of the Road*
Gilbert Hernandez, Deputy Clerk, City of Ft. Worth
Insurance Law
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
Animal Hearings in Municipal Court
Katie Tefft, Program Attorney, TMCEC

Day 3 - Wednesday, November 9, 2011

8:00 - 9:15 am Pedestrian and Bicycle Laws*
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
9:30 - 10:45 am Crossing the Line/Where is the Line: Advice vs. Legal Advice
Leah Huff, Court Supervisor, City of Southlake
11:00 - 12:00 pm Social Media: Ethical Dilemmas
Rebecca Stark,  Municipal Court Administrator, City of Austin

* 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.