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Conference Program

The 2017 Criminal Justice Conference 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 9 hours of continuing judicial education credits, including up to 1.5 hours of Family Violence.


Monday, February 13, 2017

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

General Sessions
8:30 to 9:30 AM - New Developments in Pre-Trial Risk Assessments
9:45 to 10:45 AM - Sentencing Options & Considerations
11:00 to 12:00 PM - Utilizing the Texas Risk Assessment System Tool

12:00 to 1:00 PM - Lunch, provided

Breakout Sessions
Hot Topics Track
1:00 to 2:00 PM - Civil Commitments of Sex Offenders: What Judges Need to Know (1.0 FV)
2:15 to 3:15 PM - Veterans in Court: Unique Issues and Connecting with Resources
3:30 to 4:30 PM - Best Practices for Problem-Solving Courts

Forensic Science Track
1:00 to 2:00 PM - The Reliability of Scientific Journals: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff (0.5 FV)
2:15 to 3:15 PM - The Reliability of Scientific Journals (cont). (0.5 FV)
3:30 to 4:30 PM - New Developments in Scientific and Expert Testimony

DWI Track
1:00 to 2:00 PM - Intoxilyzer 9000
2:15 to 3:15 PM - EtG & EtS Testing
3:30 to 4:30 PM - Drugged Driving

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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

General Sessions
8:30 to 9:30 AM - Legislative Overview: What's Coming Down the Pipeline
9:45 to 10:45 AM - Court of Criminal Appeals Update
11:00 to 12:00 PM - U.S. Supreme Court Update

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