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Upcoming Education Events

TJCTC has canceled in-person programs for the Spring. Registration for Spring virtual programs opens on January 26th. Registration for summer programs will be in March. 

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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  • Virtual New Court Personnel Seminar - Virtual Program

    Join us virtually for the New Court Personnel program which will cover most aspects of justice court for new clerks. 

    Details

    • This virtual program will utilize Zoom meeting. 
    • Total cost for seminar = $50 (Includes a $25 registration fee + $25 overhead assessment)
    • Please note: Clerks can only register for one experienced or new court personnel seminar for a year, including virtual and in-person.
    • Registration is open. 
  • March Experienced Criminal Clerk Seminar - VIRTUAL

    Registration opens January 26th. 

    Join us virtually for the 16 hour Court Personnel program for criminal clerks. The program is offered in the afternoons over several days. 

    Agenda

    Monday, March 22nd from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

    • Become a SuperClerk! Goal Setting, Time Management, and Motivation Tips for Clerks
    • Show Me the Money!: Fines, Fees, and Costs

    Tuesday, March 23rd from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

    • Customer Service and Self-Represented Litigants
    • Criminal Procedure: Deferrals and DSC
    • Deskbook Scavenger Hunt: Noncompliant Criminal Defendants

    Wednesday, March 24th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

    • Juvenile Criminal Cases
    • Clerk Conversations and Collaborations: Criminal 

    Thursday, March 25th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

    • Expect the Unexpected: Preparing for Threats and Emergencies Before They Happen
    • How to be a Great Team Player 

    Details

    • Total cost for seminar = $50 (Includes a $25 registration fee + $25 overhead assessment)
    • Please note: Clerks can only register for one experienced or new court personnel seminar for a year, including virtual and in-person.
    • Registration opens on January 26th. 
  • Office Management for High Volume Courts - Virtual Program

    Registration opens January 26th. 

    High volume dockets create a unique set of challenges for which Judges and clerks must be prepared. Join us for an interactive virtual program where we will hear from experts on topics such as leadership, docket management, and strategic planning. This program is open to justices of the peace and chief clerks or court administrators. 

    Agenda

    Monday, April 12th - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

    Tuesday, April 13th - 8:00 - 12:00 p.m. 

    Details

    • Total cost for seminar = $50 (Includes a $25 registration fee + $25 overhead assessment)
    • Open to chief clerks and court administrators from urban and suburban courts
    • Registration opens on January 26th. 
  • May Experienced Civil Clerk Seminar - VIRTUAL

    Registration opens January 26th. 

    Join us virtually for the 16 hour Court Personnel program which focuses on civil topics. The program is offered in the afternoons over several days. 

    Agenda

    Monday, May 10th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

    • Become a SuperClerk! Goal Setting, Time Management, and Motivation Tips for Clerks
    • The $20,000 Question: the Jurisdictional Increase

    Tuesday, May 11th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

    • Customer Service and Self-Represented Litigants
    • Interpreters
    • Getting to Civil Judgment Without a Trial 

    Wednesday, May 12th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

    • Garnishment and Receivership
    • Deskbook Scavenger Hunt: Eviction Edition

    Thursday, May 13th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

    • Expect the Unexpected: Preparing for Threats and Emergencies Before They Happen
    • How to be a Great Team Player 

    Details

    • Total cost for seminar = $50 (Includes a $25 registration fee + $25 overhead assessment)
    • Please note: Clerks can only register for one experienced or new court personnel seminar for a year, including virtual and in-person.
    • Registration opens on January 26th. 
  • JPCA's annual conference at the Denton Embassy Suites will include 16-hours of combined justice of the peace and court personnel courses. Registration, cost, and details are available through JPCA at https://www.jpca.com/overview

  • Leadership for Rural Courts - In-Person Program

    Registration opens in Late March. 

    Join us in Boerne at the Bevy for this program! Rural justice of the peace courts in Texas face unique challenges including big distances sometimes coupled with small resources. At this interactive program, judges and clerks will hear from other rural judges and officials on how to meet rural challenges. Working in groups, Judges and clerks will think strategically about their courts and create action plans to enhance rural justice.    

    Details

    • Total cost for seminar = $75 (Includes a $25 registration fee + $50 overhead assessment)
    • Total cost for hotel lodging = $110 ($55/night for two nights at the Bevy Boerne) 
    • Open to all court personnel from rural areas
    • Registration opens in January. 
  • DFW 16-Hour Experienced Court Personnel Seminar - In-Person Program

    Registration opens in late March. 

    Join us in Denton at the Embassy Suites 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. 

    Details

    • 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
    • Registration opens in January.
    • Please note: Clerks can only register for one experienced or new court personnel seminar for a year, including virtual and in-person. 

    Courses Offered

    • Become a SuperClerk! Goal Setting, Time Management, and Motivation Tips for Clerks
    • How to Write Effective Policies and Procedures for Your Office
    • The $20,000 Question: The Jurisdictional Increase in Practice
    • Paperless Courts: How and Why? 
    • E-Filing: The Future is Here
    • Customer Service and Self-Represented Litigants
    • Interpreters
    • Clerk Conversations and Collaborations
    • Expect the Unexpected: Preparing for Threats and Emergencies Before They Happen
    • How to be a Great Team Player
  • DFW Experienced Court Personnel Livestream - VIRTUAL

    Registration opens in late March. 

    Join us virtually for a livestream of the experienced court personnel program happening in Denton. You can watch the program through TJCTC's app from the comfort of your own home. 

    Details

    • Total cost for seminar = $50 (Includes a $25 registration fee + $25 overhead assessment)
    • Please note: Clerks can only register for one experienced or new court personnel seminar for a year, including virtual and in-person. 
    • Registration opens in January. 

    What courses will be livestreamed? 

    At the DFW livestream, specialty courses will be featured including: 

    • Become a SuperClerk! Goal Setting, Time Management, and Motivation Tips for Clerks
    • How to Write Effective Policies and Procedures for Your Office
    • The $20,000 Question: The Jurisdictional Increase in Practice
    • Paperless Courts: How and Why? 
    • E-Filing: The Future is Here
    • Customer Service and Self-Represented Litigants
    • Interpreters
    • Clerk Conversations and Collaborations
    • Expect the Unexpected: Preparing for Threats and Emergencies Before They Happen
    • How to be a Great Team Player
  • Austin New Court Personnel Seminar - In-Person Program

    Registration opens in late March. 

    Join us in Austin at the Austin Marriott South for the New Court Personnel program which will cover most aspects of justice court for new clerks. 

    Details

    • 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
    • Registration opens in January.
    • Please note: Clerks can only register for one experienced or new court personnel seminar for a year, including virtual and in-person. 

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.