Virtual Judicial Overview

August 11, 2020

Virtual Event

For more information contact Adrienne Bethke at (800) 456-5974.

Sponsored By

The Texas Judicial Academy is a partnership between the Texas Association of Counties and the Texas Tech University School of Law.


This session will provide an overview of criminal judicial issues including important information about the basic rules of evidence in Texas. The session will also present and examine suppression hearings and their importance.

This webinar will provide 3 hours of continuing education.

  • Criminal Overview – 1 hr
    • Speaker: Prof. Wesley Cochran
  • Rules of Evidence – 1 hr
    • Speaker: Prof. John Watts
  • Emergency Suppression Hearings – 1 hr
    • Speaker: Hon. Deborah Earley


There will be no reimbursement for this program.

Who Should Attend

The content of this program is directed to constitutional county judges.


There is no cost to attend this virtual meeting.

Meeting Links

We will share the private links to join the meetings with registered attendees one week prior to the event.

County Judges Education Advisory Committee

Hon. Becky Wilbanks, Chair, Cass County Judge
Hon. Mark Allen, Jasper County Judge
Hon. Don Allred, Oldham County Judge
Hon. Brett Bray, Blanco County Judge
Hon. Ronnie J. Gordon, Hartley County Judge
Hon. Woodrow “Woody” Gossom, Jr., Wichita County Judge
Hon. Justin Lewis, Hill County Judge
Hon. Francisco Ponce, Dimmit County Judge
Hon. Byron Ryder, Leon County Judge
Hon. Jimmy Sylvia, Chambers County Judge
Ms. Jamie Baker, Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library, Texas Tech University School of Law Library (ex-officio)

Tuesday, August 11
1-2 p.m. Criminal Overview
2-3 p.m. Rules of Evidence
3-4 p.m. Suppression Hearings

*Agenda is subject to change

Continuing Education Type Hours
Judges 3
Attorneys 3

All cancellation requests must be received in writing (fax or email acceptable).

Please email Adrienne Bethke at or send fax to (512) 477-1324 to cancel your registration.

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