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FY 2013 Austin Clerks Agenda

November 27-28, 2012
Omni Southpark
4140 Governors Row
Austin, TX 78744


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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)



Day 1 - Tuesday, November 27, 2012

12:00 - 5:00 pm Registration
1:00 - 5:00 pm Level I Preparation Course: Clerk Certification Study Session
Leisa Hardin, Court Administrator, City of Mansfield
1:00 - 5:00 pm Level II Preparation Course: Clerk Certification Study Sessions
Lisa Mayo, Client Services Coordinator, McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen, P.C.
1:00 - 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Session: Tools for Effective Court Administration
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
Katie Tefft, Program Director, TMCEC

Additional Handout

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 28, 2012

8:00 - 9:25 am Threats to Our Courts: Sovereign Citizens
David Hamilton, Prosecutor, City of Reno-Lamar County
9:40 - 10:55 am Internal Controls: Keeping Tabs on the Court’s Cash
Leah Huff, Court Implementation Consultant, Tyler Technologies
11:10 - 12:00 p.m. Fun with Fees
Katie Tefft, Program Director, TMCEC


  TRACK A - Juveniles
TRACK B - Procedures
TRACK C - Shared
1:00 - 1:55 pm ABCs in Municipal Court: An Elementary Exploration of the Alcoholic Beverage Code*
Pat Riffel, Court Administrator, City of Pearland

So You Think You Can’t Be Sued? A Primer on Immunity for Clerks
Erin Higginbotham, Attorney, Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, P.C., Austin

Additional Handout

Foreign Language Interpreters
Carrie Chavez, Attorney, Dallas
2:05 - 2:55 pm Juveniles Behind the Wheel: Laws for Young Drivers*
Mara Dudley, Court Administrator, City of Llano
Dissecting DSC*
April Christiansen, Court Administrator, City of Cedar Park
Talking to Your Town (DRSR)*
Lindsey Mena, Juvenile Case Coordinator, City of  San Marcos
3:05 - 3:55 pm Transfer of Juvenile Cases
Shelai Mullins, Juvenile Case Manager, City of McKinney
The MVP of Jury Trials
Tammy Odom, Deputy Court Clerk, City of Sweeny
Understanding 3rd Party Collections
Glenn Lewis, Presiding Judge, City of Forest Hill
4:05 - 5:00 pm Dealing with JNAs (Juveniles Now Adults)
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
The New Laws of Disqualification and Recusal
Cathy Riedel, Senior Associate, Bojorquez Law Firm, PLLC
Alive @ 25*
Kevin Cotton, Training Director, Texas Alive Team and Deputy Sheriff, Travis County

* 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.