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Publications

This page is a hub for all of TJCTC's printed resources. Click each link below for more information on an individual resource.


Electronic Publications

To open a pdf of the publication, click the name below. All materials below are copyright. For questions about reproducing the work below, please contact our General Counsel, Randy Sarosdy, at rs52@txstate.edu.

Texas Truancy Court Resource Manual

2016 DWI Field Guide

2016 Reporting Requirements for Justice Court

2015 Legislative Update: 84th Regular Session

Mass Fatality Resources

Quick Reference Trial Handbook 2013 (Please note that this handbook was published prior to the 83rd Legislative Session and may contain information that has since changed.)

We have several publications that were published before the 2013 legislative session. To view those, click the corresponding links below and log-in:

JP & Court Personnel Publications

Civil Process Publications

Beginning in Winter 2016/2017, TJCTC will have updated deskbooks available. Check back here for more information then.


Publications for Sale

We offer several hardcopy publications for sale. To order a copy of the below publication, click on the link and fill out the form.

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Flowcharts & Checklists

We have prepared several flowcharts and checklists below that correspond to newsletter articles or are on special topics. To open the documents, click the links below.

Also, please keep in mind that all materials below are copyright. For questions about reproducing the work below, please contact our General Counsel, Randy Sarosdy, at rs52@txstate.edu.


Newsletters

Several times a year, TJCTC's Staff Attorneys produce a newsletter containing articles on special and important topics. Click each link below to download a pdf version of the newsletter. Are you not receiving our newsletters by email? Contact Jeff Grajek at jg60@txstate.edu for more information.

2017 Winter Newsletter
Featured Articles:

  • Director’s Message
  • Waiver of Fines and Fees for Indigent Defendants
  • Creating, Appealing and Enforcing Eviction Judgments
  • Improving Bond Conditions
  • Setting Bail Amounts

2016 Fall Newsletter
Featured Articles:

  • Service of the Summons and Pretrial Hearings in Truancy Cases
  • Driving Test and Occupational Driver Licenses
  • Improving Bond Conditions in DWI Cases
  • Supreme Court on DWI Warrants
  • What is Masking and Why Can't You Allow It?

 

2016 Summer Newsletter
Featured Articles:

  • New Techniques Considered to Fight Distracted Driving
  • Mental Illness and the Jail
  • Turnover Orders and the Request to Appoint a Receiver
  • Improving Bond Conditions
  • Court Costs in Minor in Possession of Tobacco Cases

 

2016 April Traffic Safety Newsletter
Featured Articles:

  • Courts to Law Enforcement: Get a Blood Search Warrant Before Drawing Blood
  • Occupational Licenses and Ignition Interlock Devices
  • Uber Claims Credit for Drop in Drunk Driving Accidents. But Where's the Evidence?

 

2016 Winter Newsletter
Featured Articles:

  • Ignition Interlock Device Orders on the Increase
  • Carrying Firearms in Court Buildings
  • Orders of Retrieval in the Field
  • Public Perception of the Courts

 

2015 September Newsletter
Featured Articles:

  • Brave New World of Truancy Court
  • Capias Pro Fine Changes
  • Evicted Tenants on Appeal
  • Cell Phone Warrants

 

2015 September Traffic Safety Newsletter
Featured Articles:

  • "Internet Sensation" Raises Curious Questions About DWI Offenses
  • The Movement to Eliminate Traffic Deaths Gains Strength in Texas Cities
  • Uber Actually Reduces Drunk-Driving Deaths

 

2015 July Newsletter
Featured Articles:

  • Search Warrant Applications
  • Same-sex Marriage Statement
  • Ignition Interlock Devices
  • Bonds in Civil Lawsuits
  • Orders of Retrieval

 

2015 May Newsletter
Featured Articles:

  • Alcohol Awareness Courses
  • Expiration of Protecting Tenants' at Foreclosure Act
  • Ethics Update
  • FTAs and the Time Payment Fee Revisited
  • Tow Hearings

 

2014 September Newsletter
Featured Articles:

  • Disposition of Stolen Property Hearings
  • Duties of a Magistrate: Release by Citation
  • Transportation Network Companies: A DWI Solution?
  • Legal Q&A

 

2014 July Newsletter
Featured Articles:

  • The Ins and Outs of Proper Notices in Eviction Cases
  • New RV Park Laws
  • Code Sections Explained
  • Proper ODL Effective Dates

 

2014 July Traffic Safety Newsletter
Featured Articles:

  • DWI Fatalities Involving Vulnerable Road Users
  • Per Se Drug Intoxication Laws
  • New Ignition Interlock Legislation

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