Regional Judges Seminar

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Day 1

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Court Technology:  Today and Tomorrow
Mark Goodner, Program Attorney and Deputy Counsel, TMCEC


Day 2

8:05 - 9:20 am

Motorcycle Safety and Related Laws*
Stewart Milner, Presiding Judge, City of Arlington


9:30 - 10:30 am

Ethics: Pro Se Defendants + (1 hr ethics)
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton


10:45 - 12:00 pm Case Law and Attorney General Opinion Update + (.25 ethics)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC


1:00 -

1:50 pm

Passenger Restraint Laws: Fact or Fiction*

Jan Matthews, Municipal Judge, City of Lubbock


Driver’s License Offenses*
Steve Fagen, Prosecutor, City of McKinney


The Art and Mechanics of Jury Trial


W. Clay Abbott, DWI Resource Prosecutor, Texas District and County Attorney Association


Robin D. Smith, Presiding Judge, City of Midland


2:00 -

2:50 pm

Distracted Driving: Eating, Reading, Sleeping, Oh My!*
Cathy Riedel, Program Director, TMCEC

Status Offenses

David Indorf,  Presiding Judge, City of Anna


3:00 -

3:50 pm

Judges in the Classroom:  Driving on the Right Side of the Road +* (.5 ethics) 

Lester Rorick, Presiding Judge, City of Pasadena

Public Inspection of Case Files + (.5 ethics) 

Julian Grant, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General’s Office

4:00 -

5:00 pm

Texas Sure:  Technical Innovation in Vehicle Insurance Verification*

Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton


DPS Drivers Responsibility Program*

Rebekah Hibbs, Project Administrator, DPS

Day 3

8:00 - 9:15 am

Jail Credits+ (.5 ethics)

John Bull, Presiding Judge, City of San Antonio

What Were You Thinking: Adolescent Decision-Making*

Jeannetta Williams,  Assistant Professor Psychology, St. Edwards University, Austin

9:30 - 10:30 am Foreign Nationals and Immigration Issues + (.5 ethics)
Ross Fischer, City Attorney, City of Seguin
10:45 - 12:00 pm Culpable Mental States+ (.25 ethics)
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC, Austin