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Texas Justice Court Training Center


2016-2017 Academic Year Registration Opens

Justice of the Peace Registration opens September 27th. To see a complete list of courses and civil hours, click here.

Civil Process Registration opens September 29th. To download the Civil Process brochure, click here.

Register early to secure your spot! 

New Court Personnel Registration Policy

New Court Personnel Registration Policy- Were you not able to register for a Court Personnel seminar last year? In an effort to make sure everyone can attend seminars, we have added an early registration day for clerks who did not attend a 16-hour seminar last year. 

Early Registration opens on September 20nd.

Registration for all other clerks opens on September 22th.

JP & Court Personnel Catalog

The new JP & Court Personnel Catalog is here! Click here to download your copy. 

Final Version of Rule and Form on Inability to Pay Civil Court Costs Released

On August 31, the Texas Supreme Court released the final edits to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure as well as the final version of their proposed Statement of Inability to Afford Court Costs. Justice courts now must make this form available to all litigants, without charge or the necessity of a request. Justice courts must use this form, or a form that has all of the information contained in it. These changes are effective September 1, 2016. Click here for a copy of the form. To view the entire order, including the updates to Rule 502.3 (as well as several other rules being updated with the new title of “Statement of Inability to Afford Court Costs”), go to

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Topics Include: Mental Illness at the Jail, Turnover Orders and Receiver Appointments, and Court Costs in Tobacco Cases. Click here to download your copy.