Tuesday, September 17

Free Domestic Violence Training
Staley Heatly, 46th Judicial District Attorney
Tuesday, September 17 – 1:00p

Legislative Update
Shannon Edmonds, TDCAA Staff Attorney and Governmental Relations
Vincent Giardino, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Tarrant County
Tuesday, September 17, 1:30p

Wednesday, September 18

Rural Prosecutors’ Forum
Mike Fouts, 39th Judicial District Attorney
Mike Criswell, Swisher County Attorney
Wednesday, September 18, 9:00a

Juvenile Forum
Jana Jones, Prosecutor, Special Prosecution Unit
Wednesday, September 18, 11:00a

Prosecutor’s Guide to Understanding and Counteracting Cognitive Bias
Alim Adatia, Director, Outreach Strategists, LLC
Richard Baker, Executive Director of Equal Opportunity, Rice University
Jarvis Parsons, District Attorney, Brazos County
Bill Wirskye, First Asst. District Attorney, Collin County
Wednesday, September 18

CCA & SCOTUS Update
Hon. David Newell, Court of Criminal Appeals
Wednesday, September 18, 4:00p

Thursday morning, September 19

Today’s Intoxication

Marijuana Status & Studies
Ashley Schluck, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Laramie, Wyoming
Thursday, September 19, 8:30a

Securing & Defending Warrants
Phil Hall & Kristin Burns, Asst. Criminal District Attorneys, Bastrop County
Thursday, September 19, 9:45a

Jury Selection in Drugged Driving Cases
Lauren Black, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Dallas County
Thursday, September 19, 11:00a

Civil Law

Dealing with the Businesses of Crime
Celena Vinson, Asst. County Attorney, Harris County
Thursday, September 19, 8:30a

Records Request-O-Rama
Russ Roden, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Dallas County
Thursday, September 19, 9:45a

Insuring Your County
Debbie Bonner, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Kaufman County
Thursday, September 19, 11:00a

Adult Sex Assault

Pre-Trial
Allenna Bangs, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Tarrant County
Thursday, September 19, 8:30a

Jury Selection
Jen Falk, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Dallas County
Thursday, September 19, 9:45a

Consent
Brian Baker, First Asst. District Attorney, Brazos County
Thursday, September 19, 11:00a

Child Sex Assault

Pre-Trial
Sunni Mitchell, Asst. District Attorney, Williamson County
Thursday, September 19, 8:30a

Jury Selection
Karl Alexander, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Bexar County
Thursday, September 19, 9:45a

Presenting Your Case
Tanisha Manning, Asst. District Attorney, Harris County
Thursday, September 19, 11:00a

Investigators

Contending with Deadly Evidence
Patrick Sloane, Asst. District Attorney, El Paso County
Thursday, September 19, 8:30a

Child Death Investigations
Ronny Dale Smith, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Tarrant County
Thursday, September 19, 9:45a

Abusive Head Trauma in Children
Gale Echols, DA Investigator
Shanna Redwine, Asst. District Attorney, Montgomery County
Thursday, September 19, 11:00a

KP-VAC

Certification & Determinate Sentencing
Jana Jones, Prosecutor, Special Prosecution Unit
Thursday, September 19, 8:30a

Victims of Cybercrime
Mario Merendon, Computer Forensic Investigator, Denton County
Thursday, September 19, 9:45a

Courthouse Security
Erwin Ballarta, Executive Director, Texas Police Association, Austin
Thursday, September 19, 11:00a

Thursday afternoon, September 19

White Collar & White-Collar Adjacent

Elder Fraud
Lori Varnell, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Tarrant County
Thursday, September 19, 1:30p

Skimmers & Identity Theft
Chris Gatewood, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Smith County
Thursday, September 19, 2:45p

Engaging Evidence for Sleepy Jurors
Jessica Frazier, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Comal County
Thursday, September 19, 4:00p

Civil Law

Current County Vulnerabilities
C. Scott Brumley, County Attorney, Potter County
Thursday, September 19, 1:30p

Property Tax Cap Consequences
Paul Miles, Associate General Counsel, Texas Association of Counties, Austin
Thursday, September 19, 2:45p

Bail Bonds
Andrew Wipke, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Lubbock County
Thursday, September 19, 4:00p

Forensic Evidence

Seizing Digital Evidence
Cameron Calligan, Asst. District Attorney, Harris County
Thursday, September 19, 1:30p

Social Media: Preserving & Use
Calli Bailey, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Collin County
Thursday, September 19, 2:45p

Intoxication Crime Forensics
Allison Tisdale, Asst. District Attorney, Travis County
Thursday, September 19, 4:00p

Executives & Admins

Victims & Immigration
Lauren Sepulveda, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Hidalgo County
Thursday, September 19, 1:30p

Public Perception Strategies
Tyler Dunman, Asst. District Attorney, Montgomery County
Thursday, September 19, 2:45p

Tech Tools: Wheat from Chaff
Kevin Petroff, First Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Galveston County
Erik Nielsen, Asst. District Attorney, Travis County
Thursday, September 19, 4:00p

Investigators

The World’s Most Prolific Serial Killer
Bobby Bland, District Attorney, Ector County
James Holland, Texas Ranger
Thursday, September 19, 1:30p

Understanding Commercial Vehicle Records
Zack Wavrusa, Asst. County and District Attorney, Rusk County
Thursday, September 19, 2:45p

The SPU & You!
Jack Choate, Executive Director
Erin Faseler, Chief of Commitments, Special Prosecution Unit
Thursday, September 19, 4:00p

KP-VAC

Time Management
Rebecca Lundberg, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Kaufman County
Thursday, September 19, 1:30p

Dealing with Difficult People
Mark Warren, Consultant, Texas Association of Counties, Austin
Thursday, September 19, 2:45p

The Brain’s Reaction to Trauma
Staley Heatly, 46th Judicial District Attorney
Thursday, September 19, 4:00p

Friday, September 20

Diversity and Prosecution Round Table Discussion
Jeremy Sylestine, Asst. District Attorney, Travis County
Kenisha Day, Asst. District Attorney, Harris County
(Hosted by the Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention Committee)

Trial Ethics

Texas Disclosure Law: Reasonable and Unreasonable Fears
Mike Holley, First Asst. District Attorney, Montgomery County
Friday, September 20, 9:00a

Prosecuting a Mass Murderer: the Aurora Theater Shooting
George Brauchler, 18th Judicial District Attorney, Colorado
Friday, September 20, 9:00a

Civil Law

Ethics for Litigators
Sherine Thomas, Asst. County Attorney, Travis County
Friday, September 20, 9:00a

Developing a Capital Project
Tiffany Leal, Asst. Criminal District Attorney, Comal County
Friday, September 20, 10:15a

Investigators

Street Survival for Investigators
Joe Medrano, Investigator, Bell County
Friday, September 20, 9:00a

Sovereign Citizen Case Study
Stephanie Greger, Criminal Division Chief, & Rudy Gonzalez, Chief Investigator, Williamson County
Friday, September 20, 10:45a

VAC Core Training Workshop

Advanced VAC Training
Jalayne Robinson, TDCAA Victim Services Director
Cyndi Jahn, Victim Assistance Coordinator, Bexar County
Friday, September 20, 9:00a