Texas State University Logo
adjust type sizemake font smallermake font largerreset font size

Texas Justice Court Training Center

Texas Justice Court Training Center

HANDOUTS FOR LEGISLATIVE UPDATE SEMINARS WILL BE PROVIDED ON SITE.

July 15, 2015


TJCTC RESPONSE TO AG OPINION KP-0025 RE: SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

June 29, 2015

The Training Center is aware of Attorney General Opinion KP-0025, released June 28, 2015, relating to the duties of justices of the peace in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. After reading and evaluating this opinion, we stand by our original statement, released June 26th, regarding the impact of that case. We recognize, as does Attorney General Paxton, that a justice of the peace has no obligation under Texas law, or any other law, to perform wedding ceremonies. However, it is our opinion that if a justice of the peace elects to provide such services, they should be provided in a non-discriminatory fashion in order to avoid violating the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.


Supreme Court Issues Same-Sex Marriage Opinion

June 26, 2015

Click here for the Texas Justice Court Training Center's statement on the Supreme Court's opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Click here for the court's opinion.


LIST OF BILLS AFFECTING JUSTICE COURTS NOW AVAILABLE

June 19, 2015

The 84th Session of the Texas Legislature has ended and TJCTC’s Legislative Update seminars are quickly approaching. The Legislature made several significant changes to statutes affecting justice courts this session, and a list of the bills enacting these changes may be found here. Immediate effect bills are listed in bold italics. To view the text of individual bills included in the list, please visit http://www.legis.state.tx.us/

At our Legislative Update seminars, we’ll provide information on all of these bills, as well as handouts and flowcharts relating to the new “truancy court” system created by HB 2398. Attendees will also receive TJCTC’s Legislative Update Book, which will include the amended text of every changed statute affecting justice courts. Additional information on Legislative Update seminars may be found by clicking “show more” below.


REGISTER NOW FOR THE IMPAIRED DRIVING SYMPOSIUM!

June 12, 2015

The Texas Association of Counties, Texas Center for the Judiciary, Texas Justice Court Training Center, and Texas Municipal Courts Education Center are proud to present this TxDOT-sponsored conference. The Texas Justice Court Training Center is pleased to offer registration for this conference to justices of the peace free of charge. All attendee seminar costs and hotel costs will be paid by TJCTC. The seminar will be held on July 27 and 28, 2015 at the Omni Austin Hotel Southpark in Austin, Texas. Seminar attendees will earn eight educational credit hours.

Click here to download the Impaired Driving Symposium brochure.


Legislative Update Workshops

June 2, 2015

The Legislative Update 1-Day Workshops on-line registration will be open Thursday, June 11th for Justices of the Peace, JP Court Clerks, and Constables and their personnel. Please refer to the schedule below a catalog is being printed and mailed to each office. Locations: Horseshoe Bay-July 20th, San Antonio-July 27th, Houston-July 31st, Tyler-August 4th, Corpus Christi-August 10th, Lubbock-August 21st, South Padre- August 24th. To download the 2015 Legislative Update Brochure and view seminar dates and costs CLICK HERE

UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS


July

15

Until July 16th

Judging Civil Cases Workshop View


July

20

July 20th

FY_15 Legislative Update Workshop View


July

27

Until July 27th

FY_15 Legislative Update Workshop View


July

27

Until July 28th

FY_15 Impaired Driving Symposium  View


Show More...


ABOUT TJCTC

The Mission of the Texas Justice Court Training Center is to provide quality education opportunities for justices of the peace, constables and court personnel, insuring the credibility of, and confidence in, the justice courts enabling them to better serve the people of The State of Texas. View


STAY CONNECTED TO TJCTC