Congratulations on your achievement! The office you are about to take has a long and colorful history. It is an office of honor, integrity, and service to the public. Your words and actions will now be the words and actions of a judge.
And we are here to help. The Texas Justice Court Training Center is responsible for providing the 80-hours of education that new judges are required to attend. This page is a starting off point for you to access our resources and get training information. First though, we need to meet you...
Click the link above to fill out the New Judge form so that we can assist you with creating a username and password to access our training resources.
The Rules of Judicial Education state that each justice of the peace will complete within one year after taking office an 80-hour live course of instruction from the Texas Justice Court Training Center.
We divide up the 80 hour training into 3 seminars throughout the year. Contact us as soon as you are elected or appointed so that we can register you for the next upcoming seminar.
Congratulations to the 27 Justices of the Peace who completed the New Judge education for 2017. FY18 seminars will be updated soon!
For flowcharts, checklists, videos of mock trials, and more, visit our New JP Resource page.
New Judges are welcome to attend any of our live webinars delivered throughout the year or our 10-hour workshops located around the state.
No. Due to grant constraints, our 80 hour trainings are only for elected or appointed justices of the peace.
The three seminars are generally located in the Austin area. A detailed information packet listing hotel addresses and rooming information will be mailed out in October to all new judges registered in our system.
For questions concerning your education requirements and the seminars, contact the JP Program Administrator Jessica Foreman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 347-9927, ext. 206.
For questions regarding registration for an event, contact the Registrar Laura Villarreal at email@example.com or call (512) 347-9927, ext. 201.
For legal questions, call our main line at 512.347.9927 and ask to speak to the attorney on-call.