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FY 2014 Clerks Agenda

January 6 - 7, 2014

San Luis Resort
5222 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 7755


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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)


Day 1 - Monday, January 6, 2014

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
David Johnson, Assistant City Attorney, City of Arlington

Day 2 - Tuesday, January 7, 2014

8:00 - 9:15 am Passing the Paddle...Back
Pat Riffel, Court Administrator, City of Friendswood
9:30 - 10:30 am Consequences of Underage Drinking*
Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, College Station
10:45 - 12:00 pm The Whys: Constitutional Considerations for Court Clerks
Katie Tefft, Assistant City Attorney, City of Houston
1:00 - 1:55 pm Dissecting Deferred Disposition*
Julie Kubeczka-Day, Court Administrator, City of Alvin
Jurisdiction 101©
Bill Ragsdale, Presiding Judge, City of Ingram
Choose From Track A or B
2:05 - 2:55 pm Court Cost Workshop
Jaime Brew, Court Administrator, Sugar Land
Docketing and Continuances©
Victor Lander, Judge, City of Dallas
Emerging Weapons+
Wanda Price, Judicial Security Inspector, United States Marshals Service
3:05 - 3:55 pm Juvenile Records©
Catherine Klier, Administrative Manager, City of Houston
Designer Drugs*©
Robert Hopkins, Warrant Officer, Town of Pantego
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*©
Anna Negrete, Court Administrator, Town of Little Elm
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