FY15 Court Administrators

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FY 2015 Austin Court Administrators

November 18-20, 2014
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 - Sunday, June 21, 2015

12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Registration (Pre-Registration Required)
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Preparation Courses: Clerk Certification Program  
evel I:Sandra Ma, Court Administrator, City of Dalworthington Gardens

Level II: Lisa Mayo, CCM, Former Court Administrator, City of Roanoke

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

 Intent vs Impact: Communicating Around Difference
Kyle Clark, Assistant Director, Office of the Dean of Students, University of Texas

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Monday, June 22, 2015

6:45 – 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration (Pre-Registration Required)
8:00 – 8:20 a.m.

 Welcome and Clerk Program Overview
Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education & Program Attorney, TMCEC

8:20 – 8:45 a.m.

 Clerk Certification Program Update
Tessa Madison, Program Coordinator, TMCEC

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

 Keynote: More Than a Job – Role of the Court Administrator
Lisa Howard, President, Texas Court Clerks Association

10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

 Courts of the Future – Evidence Based Management
Janet Cornell, Court Administration Consultant

12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Lunch
Legal Issues
1:00 – 2:10 p.m.

Time Off Work: The Family and Medical Leave Act and Other Considerations Gerry Tucker, Associate Vice-President of College of Human Resources, Austin Community College

Offense Code Reporting: Keeping it Simply Simple (1p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)Leah Huff, Former Court Administrator, City of Southlake


Domestic Violence and the MOEP: Nuts and Bolts for the Court Administrator

Kimberly Piechowiak, Domestic Violence Resource Attorney, Office of Court Administration


2:25 -3:40 p.m.


You’re Hired! Now What…Retaining and Developing Talent Ewa Kacewicz, PhD, Talent Manager Senior Advisor, Dell Inc. 




A Practical Guide to Records Management(3:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.)Kathryn Wells-Vogel, Court Director, City of Odessa



Surcharges, Points, and Suspensions: What’s New With the Driver Responsibility Program Peggy Sephus, Driver Responsibility Program Administrator, Texas Department of Public


4:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Understanding and Working with Law Enforcement
Jim Clifton, Special Agent/Investigator, TCOLE


Introduction to Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
Lester Rorick, Presiding Judge, City of Pasadena


Day 3 - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

6:45 – 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 – 8:05 a.m. Announcement
8:05 – 9:20 a.m.


The Future of Court Management: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Automated Courts
David Slayton, Administrative Director, Office of Court Administration

9:20 – 9:35 a.m. Break
9:35 – 10:35 a.m.

Looking Ahead: Legislation of Interest in the 84th Legislature
Robby Chapman, Director of Clerk Education & Program Attorney, TMCEC

10:35 – 10:50 p.m. Break
10:50 - 12:00 p.m.

Endnote: Providing Access to Justice for an Aging Population
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel & Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC

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