Texas Justice Court Training Center
POST-JUDGMENT INTEREST RATE INCREASES AGAIN 2/1/2019
Effective Friday, February 1, 2019, the post-judgment interest rates for judgments is 5.5%. This rate should be applied to any judgment where the parties don’t have a contract specifying a different rate. As a reminder, check https://occc.texas.gov/ monthly to see the current rate.
Courtroom Security Program
There are still slots available in TJCTC’s Austin 16-hour Court Security Program on February 10 -13th. This program will expand on the 8-hour course by providing detailed information on current trends, explosives, screening, and case studies from throughout Texas. Former US Marshal and current Office of Court Administration Security Director Hector Gomez will open the program to deliver an update on how the SB 42 law has changed the court security landscape in Texas. Nationally renowned security speaker John Muffler will deliver a class on current security trends and threat assessment. See the attachment for additional classes. Additionally, this program will have free time during Tuesday afternoon in order to allow those Constables and Deputies who want to attend JPCA Day to do so.
Living Wage Calculator
MIT has developed a living wage calculator that will estimate the cost of living in your community or region based on typical expenses. The tool helps individuals and communities determines a local wage rate that allows residents to meet minimum standards of living. Click here to view the calculator.
OCA's Self-Represented Litigants Webpage
The Office of Court Administration has created a webpage for self-represented litigants. Click here to view the page. Courts are required to link to the OCA Self-Represented Litigants page and to the Texas Law Library at www.sll.texas.gov.
TJCTC has eight updated deskbooks on the following topics: Criminal, Civil, Evictions, Officeholding, Administrative Hearings, Magistration, Juvenile, and Inquests. Click here to download a copy.