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Texas Justice Court Training Center

Ensuring Justice and Fairness Through Education

Announcements


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.


TJCTC Magistration Training for SB 6 Coming Soon!

SB 6, passed during the Second Special Session of the 2021 Legislature, made significant changes to the bail process. Additionally, it imposed some educational requirements on justices of the peace. The first of those requirements is an eight-hour course, which must be completed by currently-sitting magistrates by December 1, 2022. TJCTC is currently reviewing the best options to provide this education, and will have more information in the coming weeks.


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!  

Visit the new forms page.


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.

Go here for all the details!


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.


Website Update

TJCTC has updated our site! Below are some links to new and updated pages that you may find useful: 

Online Learning - Find out what online learning options TJCTC offers. 

Recordings for Credit - Want to watch a recording of a past webinar or course for credit? Click here! 

Constable Resources - TJCTC offers specific resources for Constables to help with civil process. 

Charts and Checklists - A new page with handy flowcharts for different justice court procedures. 


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.