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Back Bench Bar 2016

Back Bench Bar 2016
9:00 am
Registration Opens

9:55 am
Opening Remarks / Welcome
David Keltner and John Shaw

10:00 am
"Leading the Next Generation" (Ethics)
Speakers:
Kendra Culpepper - Rockwall County Criminal District
Attorney and Chair, State Bar of Texas Professionalism Committee

11:00 am
"Friends With No Benefits? Judicial Use of Social Media" (Ethics)
John G. Browning, Passman & Jones, Dallas

12:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm
Civil District Court Panel
Moderator:
Christian Tucker - Friedman, Suder & Cooke

Panelists:
Judge John Chupp - 141st District Court
Judge Don Cosby - 67th District Court
Judge Melody Wilkinson - 17th District Court

2:00 pm
Magistrate Court Panel
Moderator:
Lance Evans - Evans, Daniel, Moore, Evans & Biggs

Panelists:
Magistrate Judge Timmie White - Tarrant County Criminal Magistrate
U.S. Magistrate Renee Harris Toliver - United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

3:00 pm
Adjourn

3:30 pm
9-Hole Golf
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Pro Shop

Lawyer Olympics
See Janet Denton

7:30 pm
Dinner
Compass Rose at the Hilton Lakefront

9:00 pm
Harbor Lights Cruise
Sponsored by The Law Offices of Steve C. Laird, PC
Meet at the Boat Dock

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8:00 am
Breakfast
Compass Rose at the Hilton Lakefront

9:30 am
Family Court Panel
Moderator:
Karmen Johnson - Law Office of Karmen Johnson

Panelists:
Judge Bill Harris - 233rd District Court
Judge Jerome Hennigan - 324th District Court
Judge Judith Wells - 325th District Court

10:30 am
Second Court of Appeals Panel
Moderator:
Justice Lee Gabriel - 2nd Court of Appeals

Panelists:
Justice Bonnie Sudderth - 2nd Court of Appeals
Justice Sue Walker - 2nd Court of Appeals

11:30 am
County Court at Law Panel
Moderator:
Chuck Noteboom - Noteboom Law Firm

Panelists:
Judge Don Pierson II - County Court at Law #1
Judge Jennifer Rymell - County Court at Law #2

12:30 pm
Adjourn / Lunch Compass Rose at the Hilton Lakefront

1:30 pm
Judges' Cup Golf Tournament
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Pro Shop

Painting with a Twist
See Shannon Pritchard

7:00 pm
Dinner & Awards Presentation
Compass Rose at the Hilton Lakefront

8:30 pm
Casino Party
Sponsored by The Law Offices of Steve C. Laird, PC

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8:30 am
Breakfast
Compass Rose

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Buffalo Creek Golf Course
Buffalo Creek Golf Club
624 Country Club Drive
Rockwall, TX 75032
(972) 771-4003


Buffalo Creek Golf Course

Friday, April 22nd 2016


9-Hole

Get teamed up with friends, collegues or folks you may have never met before for a great golf outing. The Friday 9-Hole is a great chance to unwind from the morning MCLE and relax at Buffalo Creek Golf Course!


Satuday, April 23rd 2016


Judge's Cup

Envy is a powerful emotion! if your name is not engraved on the “Judges’ Cup” start practicing now. The traveling Judges’ Cup Trophy will be presented to the winners of the Saturday 18-Hole Golf Tournament during the Saturday evening Awards Presentation.
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The Hunt Directions (in PDF) !

The 2016 Lawyer/Judge Olympics Photo Scavenger Hunt

Rules:
Each photo captured is worth 5 points.
Extra points are awarded by the LO judges for originality, entertainment value, artistry and difficulty.
Each photo captured with all team members gets a bonus 2 points (that means a group selfie or you find someone to take the photo)
There must be at least 3 team members in each photo
Photos received after 6pm will have 1 point deducted for every 15 minutes over but if you are still having fun, stay the course! You might make it up in the subjective categories.
Text all photos to 817-239-3330 with the name of your team in the text.


1. I can’t believe we all fit in here
2. New Guinness World Record
3. Water
4. Best Yoga Poses
5. Make us laugh. Something creative or crazy that will make us laugh!
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Thanks to our Sponsors for making this Conference Possible!

Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C.

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC

Thompson & Knight, LLP

LexisNexis

McDonald Sanders, PC

Texas A&M University School of Law

Winstead PC

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Koons Fuller Family Law

Aldrich, PLLC

Brackett & Ellis, PC

Harris, Finley & Bogle, PC

Lively and Associates, L.L.P.

Schneider Law Firm, PC

Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP

State Bar of Texas

Bush Rudnicki Shelton, PC

Barlow, Garsek & Simon, LLP

John Harvey Mediation, LLC

Parker Law Firm

Pope, Hardwicke, Christie, Schell, Kelly & Ray, LLP

Friedman, Suder & Cooke

The Barrows Firm, PC

Juris Fabrilis, Inc.

Decker Jones, PC

Law Office of Greg Lehrmann

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John Shaw, Chair

Leslie Barrows, Chair-Elect

Greg Lehrmann, Finance Chair

Nick Bettinger
Kirk Bryant
Sonya Carillo
Perry Cockerell
Janet Denton
Judge David Evans
Lance Evans
Jacquelyn Flynt
Justice Lee Gabriel
Crystal L. Gayden
Cynthia Gustafson
Karmen Johnson
David Keltner
Steve Laird
Lisa Leaton
John Lively
Robert McEwan
Lyndsay Newell
Judge Don Pierson
Shannon Pritchard
Fritz Quast
Amanda Sanchez
Julie Sladek
Melissa Swan
Walter Taylor
Michael Tressider
Christian Tucker
Bob West
Jeff Williams
Angel Williams
Roger Wood

Staff

Patricia Graham, Executive Director
Sherry Jones, Assistance Executive Director

Audio/Visual Support Team

Juris Fabrilis
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2016 Conference Details

Join fellow members of the Bench and the Bar at the Hilton Lakefront in Rockwall on April 22-24, 2016 for a memorable opportunity to network and build relationships while enjoying interesting speakers and presentations. The beautiful resort features numerous amenities, exceptional dining and a perfect setting for our conference social activities.

Activities at Bench Bar 2016

Lawyer Olympics
Spa Facilities (Off Site)
Golf (Off Site)
Lake Views and Relaxation

Recruit Your Friends

Returning Bench Bar attendees are challenged to recruit as many first-time attendees for Bench Bar XXIII as possible. The attorney that recruits the most first-time attendees who register, pay and attend will win a free registration to Bench Bar XXIV (2017).

Scholarships: First-Time Attendees

First-time attendees who have been licensed for five years or less are eligible for partial scholarships (based on double occupancy). For details and a scholarship form, call Sherry at 817-338-4092. Apply early for a scholarship.

Barlow Big Heart Award

James B. Barlow was a loyal attendee and supporter of TCBA Bench Bar Conferences. Jim made everyone feel welcome and was a positive role model for all who attended the conferences. In memory and special recognition of him, attendees will nominate a member who actively promotes positive relationships between the bench and bar during the conference. The attendee selected with receive the James B. Barlow “Big Heart” Award.

Judges' Cup

Envy is a powerful emotion! If your name is not engraved on the “judges’ Cup” start practicing now. The traveling Judges’ Cup Trophy will be presented to the winners of the Saturday 18-Hole Golf Tournament during the Saturday evening Awards Presentation.

Casino Night

Spend Saturday evening with others as they enjoy Casino Night at the Hilton Lakefront. This is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow attorneys and judges. This event is sponsored by the Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, PLLC - Make sure to say hello!

Harbor Lights Cruise

Spend Friday evening with others as they enjoy various local venues and the scenery on the water. This is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow attorneys and judges. The committee has surprises and prizes for everyone!

MCLE Credit

TCBA will be requesting 8 hours of MCLE credit, including 2.5 hours of ethics.
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