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Ryan Kellus Turner
General Counsel and Director of Education for the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center

Ryan Kellus Turner is General Counsel and Director of Education for the Texas Municipal 
Courts Education Center. Mr. Turner obtained his juris doctorate from Southern Methodist 
University School of Law. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with highest honors 
from St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, where he now teaches as an adjunct faculty 
member in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences. In 2004 and 2013 he was the recipient 
of the School’s Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award. 
Mr. Turner is currently Deputy City Attorney for the City of Dripping Springs and has served as 
a Special Assistant County Attorney for Kendall County. 
In 2011, he was an advisory member on the Texas Judicial Council’s Juvenile Justice 
Committee. The Committee was charged with assessing the impact of school discipline and 
school-based policing on referrals to Texas courts and to make public policy recommendations. 
In 2012, Mr. Turner was named Co-Chair of the Texas Judicial Council Legislative 
Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice. 
A native Texan, Mr. Turner was raised in the north Texas town of Vernon. He is the co-author 
of the books Lone Star Justice: A Comprehensive Overview of the Texas Criminal Justice 
System and The Municipal Judges Book. 

Presentation: Enforcement: Legal Considerations 
1) Area of Enforcement 
a) City Limits 
b) ETJ 
c) Unincorporated Areas 
2) Enforcement Avenues 
a) Criminal 
b) Civil 
3) Evidentiary and Proof Issues