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FY 2014 Austin Clerks Agenda

November 18-20, 2013
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 - Monday, November 18, 2013

12:00 - 5:00 pm Registration (Pre-Registration Required)
1:00 - 5:00 pm Level I Preparation Course: Clerk Certification Study Session
1:00 - 5:00 pm Level II Preparation Course: Clerk Certification Study Sessions
1:00 - 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Session: Compelling Appearance: What Requires Defendants to Appear and What Happens if They Don't?
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
Rebecca Stark, Court Director, City of Austin
David Johnson, Assistant City Attorney, City of Arlington

Day 2 - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

8:00 - 9:15 am Passing the Paddle...Back
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
9:30 - 10:30 am Consequences of Underage Drinking*
Victoria Medley, Court Administrator, City of Amarillo
10:45 - 12:00 pm The Whys: Constitutional Considerations for Court Clerks
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
1:00 - 1:55 pm Dissecting Deferred Disposition*
Landra Hudson-Solansky, Court Administrator, City of Seguin
Jurisdiction 101©
Bill Ragsdale, Presiding Judge, City of Ingram
Choose From Track A or B
2:05 - 2:55 pm Court Cost Workshop
Susan McGilberry, Court Administrator, City of Huntsville
Docketing and Continuances©
Victor Lander, Judge, City of Dallas
Emerging Weapons+
Ken Robers, Judicial Security Inspector, US Marshals, Western District of Texas
3:05 - 3:55 pm Juvenile Records©
Kaci Sohrt, Director of Court Administration, Travis County Juvenile Probation Department
Designer Drugs*©
Kevin Madison, Presiding Judge, City of Lakeway
4:05 - 5:00 pm Legislation Comes to Life: From a Clerk's Perspective
Ashley Kennedy, Court Administrator, City of Van Alstyne
Setting Up a Mock Trial*©
Lindsey Mena, Juvenile Case Coordinator, City of San Marcos
Choose From Track A or B

* Indicates curriculum funded by the Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives (MTSI) or Driving on the Right Side of the Road (DRSR) grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.

+ Indicates curriculum with a focus on court security

© Indicated a course with a combined audience of judges and clerks