Galveston


***Files will be linked as they become available. Please check this page periodically for updates***

 

Click each icon in the agenda to download:

  - Course Materials - Unavailable

 

FY 2018 Galveston Agenda
REGIONAL JUDGES SEMINAR

February 18 - 20, 2018
San Luis Resort & Spa
5222 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77551
409.744.1500

 

 

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 - 2:00 p.m.

Mental Health: Obligated to Act 
Robin Ramsay, Presiding Judge, City of Denton

2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

De-escalation
Gary Teeler, Instructor, Focus on Reducing Impaired Driving Among Youth 

 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Dealing with Special Populations
Charles Spain, Judge, City of Houston

 

Day 2 - 

6:45 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8:05 - 9:15 a.m.

Legislative Highlights
Michael Acuna, Judge, City of Dallas

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.

 Break

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

New Rules of Setting Fines, Community Service, and Enforcement (.25 hours ethics)
Ed Spillane, Presiding Judge, College Station 

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

 Break

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Case Law Update and Attorney General Opinion*
Ryan Kellus Turner, General Counsel & Director of Education, TMCEC

12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
  Current Issues Defendants and the Court Shared Track#
1:00 - 1:55 p.m.

Traffic Law Update
Robert Barfield, Judge, City of El Lago
 

Appearances and Pleas
Stephen Vigorito, Judge, City of Austin

 

TABC Update
Katie Chancia, Staff Attorney, Harris County Justice Courts

 

2:00 - 2:55 p.m.

The Walking Dead+
Ned Minevitz, TxDOT Grant Administrator & Program Attorney, TMCEC

Communicating with Council and the Public*
Tim Kirwin, Judge, Hedwig Village

Expunctions
Esmeralda Garcia, Associate Presiding Judge, City of Houston  

3:05 - 3:55 p.m.

Preemption
Pam Liston, Presiding Judge, City of Rowlett

Riding Dirty: The Truth About Motorcycles*
Judge Schexnyder, TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist, TxDOT

 

Small Court Challenges 
Bonnie Townsend, Court Administrator/Presiding Judge, City Luling 

 

4:05 - 5:00 p.m.

Scenarios VII
(.25 hours ethics)
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC





Domestic Violence Update
Kim Piechowiak, Domestic Violence Resource Attorney, Office of Court Administration








Community Impact: (DRSR .5)
Liz 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. Local Rules & Standing Orders (.25 hours ethics)
Jan Blacklock Matthews, Judge, City of Wilson

 9:10 - 10:05 a.m.

Media Relations: Media Jedi (.25 hours ethics)
Julie Escalante, Presiding Judge, City of Baytown

10:05 – 10:20 a.m. Break 
10:20 - 10:50 a.m.

New Ethical Pitfalls+
Brian Holman, Presiding Judge, City of Lewisville

 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Endnote: Takeaways for 2018 (.25 hours ethics)
Mark Goodner, Deputy Counsel and Director of Judicial Education, TMCEC

 

*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

# Indicates a shared track open to both clerks and judges

 

 

Note on CLE Credit:

    If you are seeking CLE credit, rather than taking the judicial exemption, please see TMCEC Registration Desk regarding payment of the voluntary CLE fee.

CLE Credit:

    12.5 hours = all sessions on 3 days, including special sessions

    10.5 hours = 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3

    7 hours = 8-5 on Day 2

Total potential ethics = 3.25

 

Special Session NJC: Dealing with the Media – 2.5  CLE  1 hour ethics

 

Note on Judicial Education Credit:

    16 hours for all sessions on 3 days

    12 hours = 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3 OR  1-5 on Day 1

 

    8 hours = 8-5 on Day 2

*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

# Indicates a shared track open to both clerks and judges

 

 

Note on CLE Credit:

    If you are seeking CLE credit, rather than taking the judicial exemption, please see TMCEC Registration Desk regarding payment of the voluntary CLE fee.

CLE Credit:

    12.5 hours = all sessions on 3 days, including special sessions

    10.5 hours = 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3

    7 hours = 8-5 on Day 2

Total potential ethics = 3.25

 

Special Session NJC: Dealing with the Media – 2.5  CLE  1 hour ethics

 

Note on Judicial Education Credit:

    16 hours for all sessions on 3 days

    12 hours = 8-5 on Day 2 and 8-12 on Day 3 OR  1-5 on Day 1

    8 hours = 8-5 on Day 2