Texas Justice Court Training Center
TJCTC Coronavirus Updates
TJCTC is sending frequent updates on developments for courts related to the coronavirus pandemic. For convenience, all information emailed out is also being included in the various sections of our coronavirus information page. Click the button at the top of this page to go there.
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TJCTC Cancels April and May Events
TJCTC has canceled its in-person education events through May 31st. We will refund your money or apply it to a later program, but we ask that you give us more time than usual to process refunds.
Summer programs are still scheduled although we are evaluating on a week by week basis. Please check back here at our website for the most up to date information.
TJCTC is currently in conversations with the Court of Criminal Appeals regarding judicial education requirements, including via online learning. Expect an email this week and also continue to check our website. We will make sure you all have a way to get your hours this year.
Fines, Fees, and Costs Deskbook
Click here to download our Fines, Fees, and Costs deskbook, including information on changes that went into effect January 1, 2020. We hope you find it a useful resource!
UPDATED: Letter Regarding Eviction Default Judgments
Please see The Docket for TJCTC's full response to a district court opinion that it is unconstitutional for a default judgment for back rent to be rendered in a case where alternative service occurred. An update was posted January 10th following entry of a final judgment by the district court.
Click here to visit TJCTC's new blog. The Docket will provide important legal announcements and newsworthy items about justice courts and constable offices.
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.