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Civil Process Education Events

We are happy to offer several different types of education for the 2016-2017 academic year which begins on September 1st. Click the links below to explore this year's educational opportunities as well as find information on how to register and submit payment.

We will also be holding 8 legislative updates during Summer 2017 throughout the state. For more information, please visit our Legislative Update page.


Civil Process Seminars

Civil Process seminars are TJCTC's main education events. With three days of courses, you have the opportunity to go in-depth on many different topics.

What courses are taught?

There are three tracks at the civil process seminars:

  • Introductory Track- Recommended for those with 0 to 3 years experience serving Civil Process, and/or minimal civil process workload, or those preparing for the TCOLE Civil Process Proficiency Certificate exam. You do not have to follow this track the entire seminar but may skip between these classes and the Specialty Classes.
  • Specialty Track- Recommended for those that wish to get more in-depth education on a specific Civil Process topic. You do not have to follow this track the entire seminar but may skip between these classes and the Introduction Classes.
  • Discussion Track- Recommended for those with more than 3 years experience serving Civil Process and/or experience with a high volume of civil process workload and have previously attended at least 2 basic level classes or have your CPPC. You must bring a laptop computer, e-table or set of research books to attend.
  • Click here to see a complete list of courses and course descriptions.

When can I register? 

Civil Process registration opens September 29th. Register early to secure your spot!

Where are the seminars located?

We hold several seminars around the state.

Location Date Surcharge + tax Hotel Information

Eilan Hotel & Spa

18603 La Cantera Terrace

San Antonio, TX 78256

(210) 598-2900

January 22-25, 2017 $60.50 + 16.75% tax

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.

Check-out: 11:00 a.m.

Omni Austin Southpark

4140 Governor's Row

Austin, TX 78744

(512) 383-2602

February 26-March 1, 2017 $79.50 + 15% tax

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.

Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

Sheraton McKinney

1900 Gateway Blvd.

McKinney, TX 75050

April 18-21, 2017

 

$60.00 +13% tax

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.

Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

San Luis Resort

5222 Seawall Blvd.

Galveston, TX 77551

(409) 744-1500

May 21-24, 2017 $54.50 + 15% tax

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.

Check-out: 11:00 a.m.

How much do the seminars cost?

The registration fee is $150, payable by check, money order, or purchase order to Texas State University. Please send it to TJCTC at 1701 Directors Blvd. Suite 530, Austin, TX 78744.

In order to keep our seminars at capacity and give everyone enough time to request funds, we are requesting the registration fee one month prior to the event start date. Once you are registered for an event, an invoice with due dates will be available for you to download and print within your TJCTC profile.

You are on your own for all your travel expenses and if you opt for a single room, you will need to pay one half of the room rate per night. TJCTC will provide a catered breakfast and lunch on the first two class days and a full breakfast buffet on the last day.

What else should I know?

  • Once you register and send payment, you will receive a confirmation email with specific information about hotel check-in times and procedures.
  • TJCTC will make hotel reservations for you in order to get a discounted rate. Do not contact the hotel about reservations.
  • If you would like to stay an additional day, please contact Heather at hh07@txstate.edu. Additional nights will be based upon availability and at the best available rate. You will be on your own for all charges.
  • Handouts are not provided. They will be available on your TJCTC profile two weeks before the seminar for printing. If you anticipate changing into another class onsite, please consider printing those handouts as well. Wifi is not provided in the meeting rooms.
  • Certificates of Attendance can be downloaded and printed from your TJCTC Profile under the Certificates link two weeks after the event has concluded.
  • For any additional questions, call us at 512-347-9927.

10-Hour Workshops

10-Hour workshops allow Constables, Deputy Constables, and Constable clerks the opportunity to go in-depth on a specific topic.

What courses are taught?

For the 2017 academic year, a  workshop will be held on Officer Safety & Courtroom Security. The primary focus will be officer safety as it relates to Writs that require the seizure or attachment of a person or property such as Evictions, Child Attachments and Protective Orders.

When can I register? 

Civil Process workshop registration opens September 29th. Register early to secure your spot!

Where are the seminars located?

We hold several seminars around the state.

Date Location Surcharge
February 9-10, 2017 Galveston- Tremont House $50 + 15% tax for Single/Share with Spouse room per night

How much do workshops cost? 

The registration fee is $100, payable by check, money order, or purchase order to Texas State University. Please send it to TJCTC at 1701 Directors Blvd. Suite 530, Austin, TX 78744.

Once you are registered for an event, an invoice with due dates will be available for you to download and print within your TJCTC profile.

You are on your own for all your travel expenses and if you opt for a single room, you will need to pay one half of the room rate per night. TJCTC will provide a breakfast buffet on the second day.

What else should I know?

  • Once you register and send payment, you will receive a confirmation email with specific information about hotel check-in times and procedures.
  • TJCTC will make hotel reservations for you in order to get a discounted rate. Do not contact the hotel about reservations.
  • If you would like to stay an additional day, please contact Heather at hh07@txstate.edu. Additional nights will be based upon availability and at the best available rate. You will be on your own for all charges.
  • Handouts are not provided. They will be available on your TJCTC profile two weeks before the seminar for printing. If you anticipate changing into another class onsite, please consider printing those handouts as well. Wifi is not provided in the meeting rooms.
  • Certificates of Attendance can be downloaded and printed from your TJCTC Profile under the Certificates link two weeks after the event has concluded.
  • For any additional questions, call us at 512-347-9927.

Legislative Updates

On legislative years, TJCTC hosts legislative updates around the state. Click here to visit our Legislative Updates page.


Paying for an Event

Take advantage of the funds available to you for educational programs. Most counties have a travel budget for expenditures related to Constable & Deputy Constable educational training and travel. However, if the court’s budget is not sufficient, there are other options available to the court such as:

-The Justice Court Building Security Fund can assist in paying for a portion of continuing education on security issues (CCP, art 102.017 (d-1) (12))

The policies and procedures to withdraw and use these funds may vary from county to county. Locate your county auditor regarding available funds for training and your county’s policy.

*If you don’t know what travel funds are available you should request a copy of your budget from the county auditor and if necessary, a copy of the funds available in the Justice Court Building Security Fund.


Questions? 

Do you have a question about registering for an event, your TJCTC Profile, or payment for an event? Please contact our Registrar, Laura Villarreal, by phone at (512) 347-9927, ext. 200 or via email at lv13@txstate.edu.

Do you have a question about hotel information or room reservations? If so, please contact your Program Administrator, Heather Hidalgo, CMP, by phone at (512) 347-9927, ext. 207 or via email at hh07@txstate.edu.

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