El Paso Regional Clerks

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FY 2016 Clerks Agenda

June 20-22, 2016 
Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel
2027 Airway Boulevard.
El Paso, TX 79925


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

Course Information (Descriptions & Objectives)

Faculty Information (Roster & Bios)


Day 1 - 

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration  
1:00- 3:30p.m.

Guns and Texas Law
Scott Houston , Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Texas Municipal League

Preparation Courses 1:00-5:00p.m.
Level I:

Level II:

 3:30 - 5:00p.m.

Surviving an Active Shooter+
CF "Buck" Hamilton, Protective Security Advisor, US Department of homeland Security

Day 2 -

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8:10 - 9:15 a.m.

Keynote: Lessons Learned from Ferguson, Missouri+
Victoria Medley, Court Administrator, City of Amarillo

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.


9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Drugged Driving*
Gary Teeler, Assistant Commander, Texas Parks & Wildlife

10:45 - 10:55 a.m.


10:55 - 12:00 p.m.

A Closer Look at Recent Legislation*
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC

12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 1:55 p.m.

Court’s in Session: Jury Trials for Clerks
Cathy Riedel, Judge, City of Leander

The Truck Stops Here: Commercial Motor Vehicles and Drivers*
(1:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.)
Leah Huff, Former Court Administrator, City of Southlake
 Power point & Handout

Truancy: Introduction
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton
(Course Material For All Truancy Tracks)

2:05 - 2:55 p.m.

All About the Bonds (No Trouble!)
Ashley McSwain, Court Administrator, Van Alstyne 


Truancy: Intake, Adjudication, and Orders
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton

3:05 - 3:55 p.m.

OCA Speaks: Update and Q&A
Sandra Mabbett, Judicial Information Analyst, Office of Court Administration

Where Did the Time Go? Time Management Workshop
(3:05 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Hilda Cuthbertson, Consultant, Bojorquez Law Firm

Truancy: Enforcement, Appeals, and Records
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton

4:05 - 5:00 p.m.

Running an Efficient Court: Working With Your Judge
Courtney Acklin, Court Administrator

Community Outreach Made Easy*
Elizabeth De La Garza, TxDOT Grant Administrator, TMCEC
Ned Minevitz, TxDOT Grant Administrator & Program Attorney, TMCEC

Day 3 -

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast 
8:00 - 8:55 a.m.

Appearances & Attitudes Matter: The Professional Court Clerk
Rhonda Kuehn, Court Administrator, Brenham

Dangerous Dog Hearings
Andrew Hagen, City of Uvalde

8:55 - 9:10 a.m. Break 
9:10 - 9:20 a.m.

Certification Certification Update

9:20 - 10:35 a.m.

Closer Look at Recent Legislation*
Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education and Program Attorney, TMCEC

10:35 - 10:50 a.m.   Break
 10:50 - 12:00 noon  Don’t Do That! The Don’ts of Municipal Court
Tammy Odem, Court Administrators, Texas City
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Court Clerk Certification Test (Level I, II, III)
Rhonda Kuehn, Court Administrators, City of Brenham 

*Indicates TxDOT Traffic Safety Grant related curriculum
+Indicates curriculum with a focus on court security
# Indicates a shared track open to both clerks and judges