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Annual Executive Director Report

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    Annual Executive Director Report Annual Executive Director Report Presentation Transcript

    • Texas Center for the JudiciaryAnnual Business Meeting Houston, Texas September 10, 2012
    • Texas Center Staff• Program Attorney: Courtney Gabriele• Program Director for TxDOT: Holly Doran• Program Director for CIP: Heidi Penix• Program Director for CJA: Ginny Woods• Conference Co-ordinator: Gail Bell• Registrar: Jennifer Morales• Executive Assistant: Shirley Irvin• Financial Officer: Bruce Lawrence – a CPA• Senior Accountant: Trish Hall – nearly a CPA• Associate Director: Marlon Drakes – a tall guy
    • Judicial Education Programs over the last year• National Judicial Leaders Symposium (with the NJC)• College for New Judges• Two winter Regional Conferences in San Antonio (325 and 265 judges)• Implicit Bias• Texas College for Judicial Studies• Family Violence• DWI Operational Tune Up• DWI Court Team Training
    • Judicial Education Programs• Actual Innocence• Criminal Justice Conference (135 judges)• Professional Development Conference• Evidence Summit• Child Welfare Conference• DWI College• Annual Conference
    • Judge Mark Atkinson• Judicial Resource Liaison with TxDOT• 24 years as Judge of Criminal County Court at Law No. 13, Harris County• 100,000 criminal cases; 20,000 DWI cases• Innovative DWI sentencing practices• “Texas model” recognized nationally• DWI Resource site
    • Texas Center Operations• New Website and Database • Register for Conferences • Check CJE Hours Directly • Subscribe to New and Opinion Alerts • Access six Bench Books • Review Issues of In Chambers • Review Texas Center policies and Board minutes• Conference App• Goal is to Keep you Better Informed
    • Special Projects• Revised Bench Book -- Judge George Gallagher• Long Range Planning Committee -- Chief Justice Sherry Radack• Judicial Resources Committee -- Justice Lee Gabriel• Survey: Please fill out and return
    • Funding
    • Funding
    • Funding
    • Funding
    • Funding• FY11: $2,219,492• FY12: $1,778,513• FY13: : $1,698,189• Expect to receive $80,324 less in FY13 than we did in FY12• Expect at least 120 judges at CNJ in FY13 compared with 20 in FY12• CCA awarded $49,715 in FY12 and $57,400 in FY13 to Family Violence Council and District Court Alliance for a total of $107,115 -- These funds were taken out of our award• CCA has required us to maintain the Appellate Education Fund at $98,000 in FY12 and again in FY13 even though only 2/3 of those funds are used by appellate judges
    • Funding• As a result of the legislative cuts and the awards by the CCA: – YAFI had to be cut – We cannot conduct an Associate Judge Conference – TCJS will not include the core program this year; only the specialty tracks will be offered. Attendance will be limited to 95• All other Fund 540 programs will continue
    • Funding TxDOT• FY11: $818,960• FY12: $779,254• FY13: $866,018• All programs will continue CIP• FY11: $531,527• FY12: $417,525• FY13: $595,924• We are increasing the number and scope of our programs
    • Funding CJA• FY11: $1,520,316• FY12: $1,496,095• FY13: $1,484,616
    • Funding Private Funds• FY11 contributions: $45,998• FY12 contributions: $66,137 (43% increase)•• FY11 contributions and registration fees: $127,807• FY12 contributions and registration fees: $134,687• We will use some private funds to sponsor the Immigration Issues for State Judges Conference
    • Partner Programs• Public Health Law and Science: University of Pittsburgh and CDC• National Judicial Leaders Symposium: NJC• Immigration Issues for Texas judges: SJI/Judicial Foundation/TCJ Private Funds• Civil/Business Law Conference