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2012 South Padre Clerks Agenda

April 29-May 1, 2012
Isla Grand Beach Resort
500 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, TX


Introduction (agenda, bios, rosters, etc.)


Day 1 - Sunday, April 29, 2012

1:00 - 5:00 pm Registration
1:00 - 5:00 pm Preparation Course Level I - Clerks Certification Program                                                                                     Lisa Howard, Court Administrator, City of Hurst
1:00 - 5:00 pm Preparation Course Level II - Clerks Certification Program                                                                                     Sue Kennedy, Court Admnistrator, City of Lewisville
1:00 - 5:00 pm

Optional Pre-Conference: Managing Juvenile Cases        

Cathy Riedel, Program Director, TMCEC   Pat Riffel, Court Administrator, City of Pearland



Day 2 - Monday, April 30, 2012

8:05 - 9:10 am

Education Code and School Offenses
Brian Holman, Presiding Judge, City of Lewisville

10:35 - 12:00 pm Records Requests
Ted Wood, Assistant General Counsel, Office of Court Administration
10:35 - 12:00 pm Hits and Misses from the 82nd Legislative Session*
Cathy Riedel, Program Director, TMCEC
TRACK C - Shared
1:00 - 2:05 pm Citations & Complaints: The Court Clerks Feud                       Lisa Howard, Court Administrator, City of Hurst
DPS Updates
Sue Kennedy, Court Administrator, City of Lewisville
OCA Reporting
Sandra Mabbett, Judicial Information Analyst, Office of Court Administration
2:20 - 3:30 pm It's an Order: Warrants, Writs, and Orders
Cathy Riedel, Program Director, TMCEC
Creating a Safer Workplace   Charles Baxter, Licensed Security Consultant, U.S. Security Associates
Courts, Communities & Classrooms; Educating the Public About the Law*
Sue Kennedy, Court Administrator, City of Corinth
3:45 - 5:00 pm Travels Through the Transportation Code: Rules of the Road*
Gilbert Hernandez, Deputy Clerk, City of Ft. Worth
Insurance Law
Fred Garcia, Court Clerk, City of San Antonio
Animal Hearings in Municipal Court
Pat Riffel, Court Administrator, City of Pearland

Day 3 - Tuesday, May 1, 2012

8:00 - 9:15 am Pedestrian and Bicycle Laws*
David Hamilton, Prosecutor, Reno Lamar County
9:30 - 10:45 am Crossing the Line/Where is the Line: Advice vs. Legal Advice
Pat Riffel, Court Administrator, City of Pearland
11:00 - 12:00 pm

Social Media: Ethical Dilemmas
Kelly Crow, Deputy City Attorney, City of Sugarland     


* 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.