In Chambers, Fall 2017

2 In Chambers | Fall 2017 5 This is the the official publication ofTexas Center for the Judiciary. The magazine is funded in part by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Ap- peals.In Chambers strives to provide the most cur- rent information about national and local judicial educational issues and course opportunities avail- able forTexas judges.We keep theTexas Center’s mission of “Judicial ExcellenceThrough Education” as our guiding premise. Readers are encouraged to write letters and submit questions, comments, or story ideas for In Chambers. To do so, please contact Courtney Gilason,Curriculum Director,at 512.482.8986 or toll free at 888.785.8986, or via email at courtneyg@yourhonor.com. Articles subject to editing for clarity or space availability. Layout and design by Christie Smith.The Texas Center for the Judiciary is located at 1210 San Antonio Street, Suite 800,Austin,TX 78701. Features Toward the Legal History of Texas: An Evaluation of Death on the Lonely Llano Estacado by Bill Neal by Josiah M. Daniel, III............................................................................ 5 Legislative Updates.................................................................................. 9, 1 4, 20, 24, 28, 31 Jury Selection and the OneWitness Rule by Judge Kerry Neves.................................... 11 Top Ten Commandments of Judicial Collegiality by Judge Eric Moye............................ 16 Chief Executive Officer Judge Mark Atkinson Conference Coordinator Gail Bell TxDOT Program Director Holly Doran CJA Program Assistant Steve Geiser Curriculum Director Courtney Gilason, JD Registrar Aaron Gutierrez Executive Assistant Shirley Irvin Director of Finance Bruce Lawrence Senior Accountant Debra Malkiewicz CJA Program Director Heidi Penix Information / Technology Director Christie Smith Judicial Resource Liaison Judge LauraWeiser STAFF InChambers The official publication of the Texas Center for the Judiciary FALL 2017 Hon. Lee Gabriel Hon. Robert Ramirez Hon. BenWoodward EDITORIAL COMMITTEE Letter from the Chair.......................... 3 Upcoming Conferences....................... 4 New Judges............................................ 4 Judicial Liaison Honored..................... 8 Mental Health Conference................. 10 DWI News............................................. 19 Contributors................................... 22, 27 In Memoriam......................................... 23 New Leadership.................................... 30 Save the Date........................................ 32 Departments 9 10 Cover photo by: Hon. Bert Richardson

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