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Conference Program

The 2018 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 hour of Ethics. Click here for information about the Mental Health Conference, which immediately follows.


Monday, February 26, 2018

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

General Sessions
8:30 to 9:30 AM - Opioid Crisis and Solutions: What Judges Need to Know
9:45 to 10:45 AM - New Landscape in Mental Health Legislation

 11:00 to 12:00 PM - BREAKOUT (choose one)
     Impaired Driving Roadside Testing 
     Science in the Courtroom: Latest Developments
     Implementing Changes in Mental Health Procedures

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

1:00 to 2:00 PM - BREAKOUT (choose one)
     Effectively Handling the High Risk Drunk Driver
     Evaluating Science When It Comes to the Courtroom, and Considering When - If Ever - Judges Can Ethically Go Out and Get It for Themselves (1.0 Ethics)
     Understanding SB 1584 and Available Risk Assessment Tools

2:15 to 3:15 PM - BREAKOUT (choose one)
     Gender Differences in Alcohol and Drug Use
     Interrogations, Informants & Identifications: Dotting All the I's of HB 34
     Emerging Practices for Assessing and Enforcing Fines and Fees

3:30 to 4:30 PM - You Be the Judge: Evidentiary Rulings in Criminal Cases

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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

General Sessions
8:30 to 9:30 AM - Texas Bail Bond Reform:Where Are We Now?
9:45 to 10:45 AM - U.S. Supreme Court Update
11:00 to 12:00 PM - Court of Criminal Appeals Update

MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE BEGINS.
Click here to register.

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