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Program Name Program Sponsor Region Program Topic
Legislative Updates & Nuts and Bolts of Juvenile Law Juvenile Law Section of the State Bar of Texas 4 Training
Program Dates and Locations Early Registration Date Early Registration Fee Registration Fee
9/21/2023 - 9/22/2023, Austin $0.00 $0.00
Program Description
This 2 day event will be a virtual broadcast using the GoTo Meeting Platform. Anyone wishing to attend must register using the link provided at this site and the links to join the GoTo Meeting broadcast will be provided prior to each date of broadcast. There will only be 2 links to join. A "Day 1" link and a "Day 2" link. Entering your email address in correctly when registering is the most important part of the registration process. For any questions about registration only please contact John Kinsey at

This is a 2 day live virtual presentation series. The series will provide the participant with a set of presentations specific to juvenile law. The workshop goal is to provide information about best practices and appropriate service provision for juvenile justice practitioners and attorneys. If unable to join live, the presentations will be recorded and accessible on TJJD’s website. CLE credit* for attorneys may be claimed for 1 year. Training hours for TJJD certifications are also available. (*credit has been requested; approval pending)

For questions about the event please contact Kaci Singer at For a copy of the agenda you have to cut and paste this link into your browser:
Targeted Audience
Members of the State Bar of Texas and juvenile justice professionals from both county departments and state agencies.
Day 1
September 21, 2023 11am-1pm Legislative Updates: Riley Shaw (2 hours)
An overview of legislative changes made by the 88th Legislative Session that impact the juvenile justice system.

Day 2 Nuts and Bolts of Juvenile Law, designed for those new to the field of juvenile justice or those wanting a refresher of juvenile law basics.

September 22, 2023 10am-10:30am Overview of the Juvenile Justice System: Jenna Malsbary (.5 hour)
A brief overview of the Texas juvenile justice system, including terminology, jurisdiction, and other basics

September 22, 2023 10:30am-11:30am Custody, Statements, Detention Hearing: John Gauntt, Jr. (1 hour)
An overview of statutes and laws on law enforcement interactions with juveniles, including taking into custody and taking a statement that will be admissible in court, as well as detention hearings, including timelines regarding the filing of a petition.

September 22, 2023 11:30am-12pm Break

September 22, 2023 12pm-1pm Adjudication, Modification, Disposition: Terrance Windham (1 hour)
An overview of the process after detention, including the adjudication hearing and modification hearing processes and both formal and informal disposition options.

September 22, 2023 1pm-1:30pm TJJD, Juvenile Records: Kaci Singer (.5 hour)
A brief overview regarding TJJD commitments, including determinate sentences, and juvenile records laws.

September 22, 2023 1:30-2:30pm Chapter 55: Bill Cox (1 hour)
An overview of the Chapter 55 process regarding fitness to proceed and lack of responsibility, including recent changes made to the law.

Contact Person & Address
Juvenile Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
Kaci Singer
1711 San Jacinto Blvd. Suite 120 Austin, Texas 78701
Telephone Fax Email Address
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Program Approved Date Approved Certification Hours Approved Management Hours
8/23/2023 3:23:00 PM 6.00 6.00
Program Approved Per Diem