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Upcoming Education Events

TJCTC will begin offering in-person programs beginning in March 2021. Registration for these programs will open in January. In the meantime, check out our virtual programs.

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

Click here to download the JP and Court Personnel brochure. 


 

Experienced and New

TJCTC offers both experienced and new clerk programs.

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)
    • Registration opens in December. 
  • Galveston 16-Hour Experienced Court Personnel Seminar - In-Person Program

    Join us in Galveston at the San Luis Resort for the 16-hour Experienced Court Personnel program which will offer general sessions and breakouts on the most pressing topics affecting justice courts.  

    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 San Luis) 
      • Free if you opt for double occupancy
    • Registration opens in January.
  • Galveston Experienced Court Personnel Livestream - VIRTUAL

    Join us virtually for a livestream of the experienced court personnel program happening in Galveston. 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)
    • Registration opens in January. 

    What courses will be livestreamed? 

    At the Galveston livestream, criminal courses will be featured including: 

    • Virtual Hearings General Session
    • Virtual Hearings Practice Session 
    • Fines, Fees, and Costs
    • Juvenile Criminal
    • Clerk Conversations and Collaborations: Criminal
    • Criminal Procedure: Deferrals and DSC
    • Interpreters: Say What? 
    • Deskbook Scavenger Hunt: Noncompliant Criminal Defendants
    • Expect the Unexpected
    • How to be a Great Team Player
  • Office Management for High Volume Courts - In-Person Program

    Join us in Denton at the Denton Embassy Suites for this program! High volume dockets create a unique set of challenges for which Judges and clerks must be prepared. Join us for a highly interactive program where participants will hear from experts on topics such as staff training, leadership, docket management, and strategic training. Working in groups for part of the the program, Judges and clerks will think strategically about their courts and create action plans to enhance court efficiency.

    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 Embassy Suites Denton) 
    • Registration opens in January. 
  • San Antonio 16-Hour Experienced Court Personnel Seminar - In-Person Program

    Join us in San Antonio at the Wyndham Riverwalk for the 16-hour Experienced Court Personnel program which will offer general sessions and breakouts on the most pressing topics affecting justice courts.  

    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 Wyndham Riverwalk) 
      • Free if you opt for double occupancy 
    • Registration opens in January.
  • San Antonio Experienced Court Personnel Livestream - VIRTUAL

    Join us virtually for a livestream of the experienced court personnel program happening in San Antonio. 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)
    • Registration opens in January. 

    What courses will be livestreamed? 

    At the San Antonio livestream, civil courses will be featured including: 

    • Virtual Hearings General Session
    • Virtual Hearings Practice Session 
    • Garnishment and Receivership
    • Deskbook Scavenger Hunt: Evictions
    • Getting to Civil Judgment without a Trial
    • Civil Procedure: Eviction Appeals
    • Customer Service and SRLs
    • Clerk Conversations: Civil 
    • Expect the Unexpected
    • How to be a Great Team Player
  • Leadership for Rural Courts - In-Person Program

    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) 
    • Registration opens in January. 
  • DFW 16-Hour Experienced Court Personnel Seminar - In-Person Program

    Join us in Denton at the Embassy Suites for the 16-hour Experienced Court Personnel program which will offer general sessions and breakouts on the most pressing topics affecting justice courts.  

    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.
  • DFW Experienced Court Personnel Livestream - VIRTUAL

    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)
    • Registration opens in January. 

    What courses will be livestreamed? 

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

    • Virtual Hearings General Session
    • Virtual Hearings Practice Session 
    • How to Write Effective Policies and Procedures for Your Office
    • Become a SuperClerk! Goal Setting, Time Management, and Motivation Tips for Clerks
    • $20,000 Question: The Jurisdictional Increase
    • E-Filing: The Future is Here! 
    • Paperless Courts: How and Why? 
    • Jeopardy: Alex, I'll take Administrative Proceedings for $200
    • Expect the Unexpected
    • How to be a Great Team Player
  • Austin New Court Personnel Seminar - In-Person Program

    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.

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. 

court of criminal appeals building

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