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Conference Program

The 2017 College for New Judges is a continuing judicial education program designed especially for Texas judges by the Texas Center for the Judiciary's Curriculum Committee and funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. For their attendance, participants will earn 20 hours of continuing judicial education credits, including 5.75 Ethics.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

GENERAL SESSIONS
4:00 to 4:30 PM - Orientation
4:30 to 5:30 PM - Role of a Judge (0.5 ethics)
5:30 to 6:30 PM - Welcome Reception

Monday, December 11, 2017

7:30 to 8:30 AM - Breakfast, provided

8:30 to 10:00 AM - Who's in Charge of the Courtroom? (0.5 ethics)
10:15 to 11:15 AM - Immunities and Liabilities (0.5 ethics)
11:30 to 12:30 PM - Discussion Groups

12:30 - 1:30 PM - Lunch (provided)

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Transition to the Bench (0.5 ethics)
2:45 - 3:45 PM - Recusal and Disqualification
4:00 - 5:00 PM - Discussion Group (0.5 ethics)


Tuesday, December 12, 2017


7:30 to 8:30 AM - Breakfast, provided

8:30 - 9:30 AM - Evidence: Let's Get Ready to Rule
9:45 - 11:15 AM - Listening
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Discussion Groups (1.0 ethics)

12:30 - 1:30 PM - Lunch (provided)

1:30 - 3:00 PM - Ethics In and Out of the Courtroom (1.5 ethics)
3:15 - 4:15 PM - Judicial Security
4:30 - 5:00 PM - Discussion Group 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


7:30 to 8:30 AM - Breakfast, provided

8:30 - 10:00 AM - Ex Parte and Self-Represented Litigants (.5 ethics)
10:15 - 11:15 AM - Case Management: Tips & Tools
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Implicit Bias (1.0 ethics)

12:30 - 1:30 PM - Discussion Groups w/ Lunch (provided)

1:30 - 2:15 PM - Social Media in the Courtroom
2:15 - 2:30 PM - Reprise: Role of a Judge (.25 ethics)
2:30 - 3:00 PM - Graduation

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