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Conference Program

The 2017 Annual Judicial Education Conference is a continuing judicial education program designed especially for Texas judges by the Texas Center for the Judiciary's Curriculum Committee. For their attendance, participants will earn up to 12 hours of continuing judicial education credits, with up to 4 hours of Family Violence, and up to 3 hours of Ethics. Download press release here.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

3:30 to 5:30 PM - Registration
5:30 to 7:00 PM - Opening Reception at Biggio's (sponsored by the Houston Bar Association)


Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - Texas Bar Foundation Day

7:00 to 8:00 AM - Law School Alumni Breakfasts

General Sessions
8:30 to 9:30 AM - U.S. Supreme Court Update and Trends
9:45 to 10:15 AM - Tough Decision-Making When Duty Calls
10:30 to 12:00 PM - State of the Judiciary

12:00 to 1:30 PM - Texas Bar Foundation Luncheon (RSVP Required)

1:30 to 2:15 PM - Texas Center Annual Business Meeting
                             See last year's minutes here
2:15 to 3:00 PM - Judicial Section Annual Business Meeting

3:00 to 4:00 PM - Administrative Judicial Regional Meetings
4:00 to 5:00 PM - Business Meetings (Appellate, CCL, District, Former & Retired)


Thursday, September 7, 2017

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

General Sessions
8:30 to 9:30 AM - Taking a Stand Against Domestic Violence: Leadership Over Violence (1.0 FV)
9:45 to 10:45 AM - Legislative Updates
11:00 to 12:00 PM - Legislative Updates

12:00 to 1:30 PM - Memorial Lunch (ticketed event)


Breakout Sessions
1:30 to 5:00 PM - Law and Literature (limited to 30 participants) (1.0 Ethics)

CHOOSE ONE
1:30 to 2:30 PM - DWI Evidence Jeopardy 
                          - CPS Legislative Update (1.0 FV)
                          - Ethics Tune-Up (1.0 Ethics)
                          - Getting Your Just Dessert - Texas Turnover Orders
                          - Trends in Capital Cases

CHOOSE ONE
2:45 to 3:45 PM - Setting DWI Bond Conditions
                          - Property Enforcements in Family Cases
                          - Judicial Campaign Finance Laws Made Easy (1.0 Ethics)
                          - Current Issues in Oil & Gas
                          - Human Trafficking & How Texas Treats Victims of Sexual Exploitation (1.0 FV)

CHOOSE ONE
4:00 to 5:00 PM - DWI Case Law and Legislative Update          
                          - Family Violence and Associated Evidence (1.0 FV)
                          - Social Media Traps for Judges (1.0 Ethics)
                          - Update on Sovereign Immunity
                          - Mental Health in the Criminal System: A Program Study and Legislative Update


Friday, September 8, 2017

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

General Sessions
8:30 to 9:30 AM - Family Case Law Update
9:45 to 10:45 AM - Civil Case Law Update 
11:00 to 12:00 PM - Criminal Case Law Update

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