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Upcoming Education Events

TJCTC is offering two types of programs this year: Virtual programs and in-person programs. In-person programs will begin again this summer. 

In-person programs will have special requirements due to COVID-19. Click here to read TJCTC's COVID-19 policies.

Click the icons below to find out about each type of program or scroll down to see a list of programs by date. 


 

Specialty Workshops

Workshops that go in-depth on one topic.

Programs by Date


 

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  • DFW 16-Hour Experienced Court Personnel Seminar - In-Person Program

    Registration is open now. The class is full but you can be put on a waiting list.

    Our COVID-19 Policies Page has the most up-to-date policies and recommendations for in-person events.

    Program Details

    Join us in Denton at the Embassy Suites (100 Town Center Tr, Denton, TX 76201) for the 16-hour Experienced Court Personnel program which will offer one track of courses that all clerks including those handling both civil and criminal will find useful. 

    • Total cost for seminar = $150 (Includes a $50 registration fee + $100 overhead assessment)
    • Total cost for hotel lodging = $110 for a single room ($55/night for two nights at the Denton Embassy Suites) 
      • Free if you opt for double occupancy - please email Darby if you would like to room with a coworker.
      • The two nights included in your registration are July 14th and 15th.
      • Our room block for the night before the seminar (7/13) is full and we cannot take any more reservations. If you would like to come in early and have not already requested a room for that night, you will need to make the reservation on your own.
      • If you would like to book a room after the event, you will need to make those reservations on your own.
    • Please note: Clerks can only register for one experienced or new court personnel seminar for a year, including virtual and in-person. 

    Agenda

    • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 (11 AM - 5 PM) - No meals are provided on this day
      • 11 AM - Registration
      • 12:45 PM - Welcome and Introduction
      • 1 PM - Become a SuperClerk! Goal Setting, Time Management, and Motivation Tips for Clerks
      • 3 PM - How to Write Effective Policies and Procedures for Your Office
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021 (8 AM - 5 PM)
      • 7 AM - Breakfast in hotel lobby
      • 8 AM - The $20,000 Question: The Jurisdictional Increase in Practice
      • 10 AM - Paperless Courts: How and Why? 
      • 11 AM - E-Filing: The Future is Here
      • 12 PM - Lunch (provided in meeting space)
      • 1 PM - Customer Service and Self-Represented Litigants
      • 2 PM - Interpreters
      • 3 PM - Clerk Conversations and Collaborations
    • Friday, July 16, 2021 (8 AM - 12 PM) - Lunch will NOT be provided on this day.
      • 7 AM - Breakfast in hotel lobby
      • 8 AM - Expect the Unexpected: Preparing for Threats and Emergencies Before They Happen
      • 10 AM - How to be a Great Team Player
  • Austin New Court Personnel Seminar - In-Person Program

    Registration is open now. 

    Our COVID-19 Policies Page has the most up-to-date policies and recommendations for in-person events.

    Program Details

    Join us in Austin at the Austin Marriott South (4415 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78744) for the New Court Personnel program. Classes will cover civil and criminal topics, legal information vs. legal advice, self-care, and customer service.

    • Total cost for seminar = $150 (Includes a $50 registration fee + $100 overhead assessment)
    • Total cost for hotel lodging = $110 for a single room ($55/night for two nights at the Austin Marriott South) 
      • Free if you opt for double occupancy
      • The two nights included in the reservation are August 11th and 12th.
      • The 11th is an included travel day as class starts on the morning of the 12th.
      • Since we end at noon on the 13th, there is no reservation included for that night. If you would like to book a room after the event, you will need to make those reservations on your own.
    • Please note: Clerks can only register for one experienced or new court personnel seminar for a year, including virtual and in-person.

    Agenda

    • Wednesday, August 11, 2021
      • Included travel day for those staying at the hotel.
      • There are NO classes or meals on this day.
    • Thursday, August 12, 2021 (7 AM - 5 PM)
      • 7 - 7:45 AM - Breakfast and Registration
      • 7:45 AM - Classes
      • 12 PM - Lunch
      • 1 PM - 5 PM - Classes
    • Friday, August 13, 2021 (8 AM - 12 PM) - Lunch will not be provided on this day.
      • 7 AM - Breakfast
      • 8 AM - 12 PM - Classes
  • We will be holding 4 in-person and 2 virtual updates around the state. 

    Check out dates, locations, and registration information on our legislative update webpage.


Information about TJCTC policies

  • Education Event Policies

    • Enrollment is subject to receipt of an online registration from each participant. The registration fee provides for program costs and meals. Pursuant to grant conditions, the registration fee is mandatory and returned to the grant to be spent as restricted funds. If you or your county cannot pay this fee, please contact Thea Whalen at td24@txstate.edu to receive a waiver. 

      The Texas State overhead assessment fee is a voluntary fee deposited into TJCTC's private fund account and is used for unrestricted activity expenses that the grant cannot cover, such as salaries, benefits, and excess food and lodging costs. 

      The breakdown between the fees is detailed on your invoice that is emailed to you once registered. The registration fee should be paid in full prior to the state of the event. 

    • The lodging fee is a fee that covers your portion of the hotel cost if you choose to have a single room. This fee is consistent for every event at $55 based on the lowest rate of any hotel that TJCTC uses. There is no lodging fee if you choose double occupancy or no room. 

    • Once payment is received, a confirmation letter with hotel and event information will be emailed to you.

    • TJCTC will provide a catered breakfast and lunch on the first day of the seminar and a full breakfast buffet on the last day. You will be on your own for dinner each night.

    • Attendees must print their own handouts. All handouts will be available to download through your TJCTC Profile two weeks prior to the event with updates being made throughout the year. If you anticipate changing into another class onsite, please consider printing those handouts as well. Wifi is not provided in the meeting rooms.

    • If your program gets canceled due to the pandemic, you will receive a full refund. 

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Our programs are funded through generous grants from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the Texas Department of Transportation.