Texas Justice Court Training Center
New Supreme Court Rules in Effect Now!
The Texas Supreme Court has issued modifications to rules related to civil judgments, garnishments, receiverships, and exempt property hearings. Read the Supreme Court Order. Be sure to visit our forms page for updated forms for civil judgments, writs of garnishment, and a new form that must be used any time a justice court appoints a receiver.
Damon Allen Act Went Into Effect on April 1!
TJCTC Covid-19 page still available! Visit the page.
TxEVER Background Check Requirement Effective April 15, 2022
As many of you have seen, DSHS is requiring a background check and fingerprinting to access the TxEVER system, beginning April 15, 2022. TJCTC sent an e-blast on February 17, 2022 containing instructions for compliance. DSHS also sent emailed instructions on February 16.
If you have any questions, please contact your region’s field services representative. Their contact information can be found at the Field Services website.
Civil Fees and Costs Cheat Sheet and FAQ available now!
Go to the Fines, Fees, & Costs Section of our Charts and Checklist page to get all the info on the changes to civil filing fees, including charging fees for motions for new trial and appeals. Also a webinar on the topic is available on the Recordings for Credit page under the Online Learning tab!
Make Sure We Have Your Email Address on File for Updates!
If you haven't been receiving our emails please log in to your account and make sure your email is correct. If the information is correct and you still aren't receiving our emails, please check with your IT to make sure they aren't blocking them and to whitelist emails from "@txstate.edu", "@ccsend.com", and "@constantcontact.com". Also strongly consider adding an alternate email that is not a county address, since county email systems are very sensitive to anything that may seem like spam. You can do this by logging in and updating your Student Information. Click here for detailed instructions.
New TJCTC Resources and Materials
Most new laws from the 87th Texas Legislature go into effect September 1, 2021. TJCTC is currently updating its resources and will be posting them over the next several weeks. Please see Texas Statutes Online and Texas Legislature Online for updated information. Instructions on using those sites is available here.
Ten updated manuals are posted now!
Updated Forms Page
TJCTC is excited to launch our updated forms page with dozens of new and updated forms!
Virtual Hearings Module and Bench Exchange Program
TJCTC has created an interactive module sharing tons of information about virtual hearings. Additionally, we have created a new program allowing judges across the state to help one another by clearing virtual dockets statewide.
TJCTC Modifies Position on Post-Judgment Interest
Remember that every civil judgment must include a post-judgment interest rate (even if that rate is 0%). Click here to read our new position on determining the rate that applies, particularly in default and agreed judgment situations.
Post-Judgment Interest Rate
Remember to check the OCCC site every month for the current post-judgment interest rates! Click here to see the current rates and click on "Future Rate" at that link after the 15th of the month to see the next month's rate.