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FY 2015 Addison Clerks Agenda

February 4-6, 2015
The Crowne Plaza Dallas Galleria - Addison
14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001


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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)



Day 1 - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Registration (Pre-Registration Required)
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Preparation Courses: Clerk Certification Study Sessions
Level I: Mary Jane Grubb,  Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson

Level II: Jennifer Bozorgnia, Teen Court Coordinator, City of Irving

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Implementing Juvenile Justice: Applicable Procedural and Substantive Law
Robby Chapman, Program Director, TMCEC
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Sponsored by TMCEC and TMCA

Day 2 - Thursday, February 5, 2015

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration (Pre-Registration Required)
8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Welcome and Clerk Certification Program Update
Robby Chapman, Program Director, TMCEC
Tessa Madison, Program Coordinator, TMCEC
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Alcohol Offenses in Municipal Court*
Victor Lander, Judge, City of Dallas
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Disturbing Trends in Alcohol Abuse*
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel, TMCEC
11:10 - 12:00 p.m. Cities and Courts: Who’s the Boss?
Robby Chapman, Program Director, TMCEC
12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 1:55 p.m. Internal Controls II: The
Importance of Theft
Ashley Kennedy, Court Administrator, City of Van Alstyne
You’re Not Alone: Effective Team Building and Leadership
Lisa Howard, Court Administrator, City of Hurst
Jury Charges#
Michael Acuna, Presiding Judge, City of Dallas

2:05 - 2:55 p.m. Observe a Trial: State v Young*#
Ned Minevitz, Program Attorney, TMCEC
3:05 - 3:55 p.m. But I’m Innocent – Now I want to Appeal!
Jan Blacklock Matthews, Judge, City of Wilson
Everything You Always Wanted
to Know About Offense Code
Reporting But Were Afraid to
Leah Huff, Former Court
Administrator, City of Southlake
Court Security: Cyber Security#
Casey Kennedy, Director, Information Services, Office of Court Administration
4:05 - 5:00 p.m. Warrants, Capias, and Capias Pro Fines
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC
Indigency# (.25 hrs Ethics)
Marian Moseley, Presiding Judge, City of Coppell

Day 3 - Friday, February 6, 2015

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Legal Advice v. Legal Information
Julie Escalante, Presiding Judge, City of Baytown

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 – 10:40 a.m. Family Violence Cases in Municipal Court+
Victoria Medley, Court Administrator, City Amarillo
10:40 – 10:55 a.m. Break
10:55 – 12:00 p.m. DSC and Deferred Disposition*
Anna Negrete, Court Administrator, City of Little Elm
12:00 noon Seminar Adjourns
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Clerks Certification Test (Levels I, II, III)

*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 and Technology
+Indicates curriculum with a focus on Mental Health