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In Chambers

| Summer 2016

This is the the official publication ofTexas Center

for the Judiciary.The magazine is published three

times a year and funded in part by a grant from

theTexas Court of Criminal Appeals. In Chambers

strives to provide the most current information

about national and local judicial educational is-

sues and course opportunities available for Texas

judges. We keep the Texas Center’s mission of

“Judicial Excellence Through 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

Characters

by Judge Larry Gist.....................................................................................................

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New Court Appointment Reporting Requirements for All Case Types Effective

September 1, 2016

by Mena Ramon and Angela Garcia......................................................

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Forfeiture byWrongdoing

by Judge Kerry Neves...................................................................

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Departments

Chief Executive Officer

Judge Mark Atkinson

Conference Coordinator

Gail Bell

TxDOT Program Director

Holly Doran

Curriculum Director

Courtney Gilason, JD

Registrar

Aaron Gutierrez

Executive Assistant

Shirley Irvin

Financial Officer

Bruce Lawrence

Accountant

Debra Malkiewicz

CJA Program Director

Heidi Penix

Information Officer

Christie Smith

Judicial Resource Liaison

Judge LauraWeiser

STAFF

InChambers

The official publication of the

Texas Center for the Judiciary

Summer 2016

Hon. John Board

Hon. Sue Kurita

Hon. JudyWarne

Hon. MikeWillson

Hon. BenWoodward

EDITORIAL

COMMITTEE

On the cover:

State Capitol, photo by Hon. Bert Richardson

Letter from the CEO........................... 3

Upcoming Conferences....................... 5

New Judges............................................ 5

In Memoriam......................................... 6

Awards and Honors.....................7, 11, 20

Contributors.....................................12, 13

Photos..................................................... 19

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