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Texas State Lecture Series

Lecture Series

 

The Texas Justice Court Training Center is proud to announce our new Lecture Series program which takes Justices of the Peace and Court Personnel in-depth on a particular topic in partner with Texas State University.


What is the TJCTC Lecture Series?

Hands-on Learning

TJCTC provides many workshops and programs where attendees are taught the law and best practices. The Lecture Series however will put an extra emphasis on hands-on learning. Participants will participate in mock scenarios, panel discussions, and field activities.

Experts in the Field

The Lecture Series programs will be taught by experts in different fields that touch what justice courts do. Experts will include forensic anthropologists, MHMR representatives, and communication professionals. 

Texas State University

All three Lecture Series programs will be held on a part of Texas State University's campus. TJCTC has long functioned as a grantee of the University and we are proud to partner with them on these programs.


Inquests: Cause & Manner of Death

Texas State Body Farm (Near San Marcos, TX)
May 14 - 16, 2018
This program is for Justices of the Peace only.

This unique program put on by the Texas State University Forensic Anthropology Department introduces Judges to the role of the forensic anthropologist in death investigations. The workshop will take place at Freeman Ranch and will include a field activity at the Texas State body farm where participants will view human remains in various stages of decomposition.

Where is the program located at?

The program will be located at the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility located on Texas State's Freeman Ranch.

What hotel will we be staying at?

Participants who request a room will be staying at a room block in the Holiday Inn San Marcos at 105 Bintu Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666.

Participants will check-in on May 14th and out on May 16th. The cost for a single room will be $62 + 15% tax per night. Breakfast is included in your stay.

Registration will be in the hotel lobby on May 15th from 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Participants will need to drive their individual cars from the hotel to Freeman Ranch. A map and directions will be provided at registration.

When can I register? 

Justice of the Peace registration opens October 3rd. Limited spots are available!

How much does this program 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.

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.


What else should I know?

  • This program will include a hands-on field activity at a body farm. Participants will see deceased individuals in different stages of decomposition. Please be prepared and dress appropriately.
  • Texas State University and all of its properties are smoke-free. Participants will not be able to smoke anywhere during this program.
  • For any additional questions, call us at 512-347-9927.

Magistration: Best Practices in the Face of Limited Resources

Texas State Round Rock Campus (Located in Round Rock, TX)
August 6 - 8, 2018
This program is for Justices of the Peace only.

This lecture series will discuss proper procedures for the magistration process as well as provide an opportunity to learn best practices even in the face of limited resources. A panel discussion will allow attendees to hear about the magistration process from different perspectives including a Justice of the Peace, jailer, MHMR representative, and a County Court at Law judge. Attendees will discuss the research on the effectiveness and credibility of PR bonds. This course will also have a mock interactive session where attendees will magistrate individuals using case studies.

Where is the program located at?

The program will be located at Texas State's Round Rock campus.

TJCTC will have a hotel rooming block located near Round Rock, TX. Specific hotel details will be posted soon.

When can I register? 

Justice of the Peace registration opens October 3rd. Only 50 spots are available for this program.

How much does this program 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.

For the hotel room block, the federal GSA per diem for Round Rock is $99. Therefore, attendees requesting a single room will owe a surcharge of $49.50 + tax.

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.


What else should I know?

  • This program will include interactive sessions where attendees will participate in mock magistrations. Be prepared for lots of discussion!
  • Texas State University and all of its properties are smoke-free. Participants will not be able to smoke anywhere on-campus during the workshop.
  • For any additional questions, call us at 512-347-9927.

Leadership and Professional Development for Certified Clerks

Embassy Suites
May 16 - 18, 2018
This program is for Certified Clerks only.

Level I and Master Certified Clerks will join TJCTC for this program. Discussions will include advanced civil and criminal scenarios and the importance of improvement in the office. We will also cover topics such as conflict resolution, teambuilding, and customer service. An optional Master Clerk Exam will also be offered for Level I certified clerks. Join us for this great time of learning and networking!

Where is the program located at?

The program will be located at Embassy Suites.

TJCTC will have a hotel rooming block at the Embassy Suites San Marcos at a rate of $139 + tax. For attendees requesting a single room, TJCTC will pay half of the rate and attendees will owe $69.50 + tax.

When can I register? 

Certified Clerk registration opens October 3rd. Only 70 spots are available for this program. You must be a Level I or Master certified clerk to register.

How much does this program 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.

TJCTC will have a hotel rooming block at the Embassy Suites San Marcos at a rate of $139 + tax. For attendees requesting a single room, TJCTC will pay half of the rate and attendees will owe $69.50 + tax.

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.


What else should I know?

  • For any additional questions, call us at 512-347-9927.
  • Meeting and rooms will be at Embassy Suites.

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