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Texas Justice Court Training Center

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Judicial Education Hours for FY2020

Due to the continuing coronavirus situation, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has released an emergency order allowing all justices of the peace to get their remaining FY2020 judicial education hours including civil hours online from TJCTC. Our webinar page has many options currently available. We are also working on recording our 20-hour seminar curriculum that would have been presented in Rockwall and Lubbock and uploading it online in the next few weeks. 

For more information about your judicial education hours, please visit our Webinars page.


Inquests, Criminal, Juvenile, and Magistration Deskbooks Revised

Click here to download our revised Inquests, Criminal, Juvenile, and Magistration Deskbooks, including information on changes from the 2019 Legislative Session. We hope you find them a useful resource! Note that the deskbooks do not contain information on the coronavirus pandemic, please visit www.tjctc.org/coronavirus for coronavirus information, including COVID-19 inquests and magistrations.


Magistration Bench Cards Now Available!

TJCTC has created 22 bench cards designed for use as a quick and handy reference guide during the magistration process. Click here to download the bench cards!


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. 

To ensure you receive our email blasts, please add tjctcoffice@txstate.edu to your whitelist (trusted emails). Since we are sending the emails to several thousand emails, many email providers trigger their spam filter.


New TJCTC SRL Information Packet Available

There has been a statewide increase in unlawful lockouts and utility disconnection during the coronavirus pandemic. TJCTC has a new SRL information packet available on Writs of Retrieval, Re-Entry, and Restoration. Go to www.tjctc.org/SRL to download this packet to make it available to parties in need of the information.


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.


The Docket

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.