Court Personnel Education Events
TJCTC will begin holding in-person programs in Spring 2021. Registration will open later than normal. Check your mail mid-September to receive our 2021 brochure!
Our programs are funded through generous grants from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the Texas Department of Transportation.
Upcoming Virtual Programs
Eviction Scenarios & Discussion: COVID and Beyond
Open to Judges and Clerks
October 8th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
This online workshop will feature evictions-related topics, including issues surrounding COVID-19 and the CDC Moratorium and Supreme Court Emergency Orders. Participants will engage in interactive scenario-based discussions and will have the opportunity to ask questions to TJCTC attorneys. Judges will receive 4 hours of judicial education credit, including 4 civil hours.
This program is free. Registration is open now! Log-in to register.
Currently, we have had to cancel all Court Personnel programs except for the August New Court Personnel program to be held in Austin. We will monitor the situation to determine if it is safe to hold this program and will keep attendees updated to the situation.
If your program gets canceled due to the pandemic, you will receive a full refund.
TJCTC offers many online learning options, including many webinar recordings that are specifically targeted at clerks. Please see our Online Learning page for more information.
The registration fee for a new clerk seminar is $150 payable by check or money order. You are on your own for all travel expenses. If you opt for a single room, TJCTC will charge you $55/per night payable by check or money order to TJCTC at least 4 weeks before the seminar.
In order to keep our seminars at capacity and give everyone enough time to request funds, we are requesting the registration fee three months prior to the event start date. Once you are registered for an event, an invoice with due dates will be available for you to download and print within your TJCTC profile.
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.
Take advantage of the funds available to you for educational programs. Most counties have a travel budget for expenditures related to Court Personnel educational training and travel. However, if the court’s budget is not sufficient, there are other options available to the court such as:
-The Justice Court Technology Fund which can help finance the cost of continuing education and training for justice court judges and clerks regarding technology enhancements for justice courts. (CCP, art 102.0173)
-The Judicial and Court Personnel Training Fund which can help finance the cost of continuing education and training for justice court judges and clerks. (Govt code 56, sec 56.004)
-The Justice Court Building Security Fund can assist in paying for a portion of continuing education on security issues for court personnel. (CCP, art 102.017 (d-1) (12))
The policies and procedures to withdraw and use these funds may vary from county to county. Locate your county auditor regarding available funds for training and your county’s policy.
*If you don’t know what travel funds are available you should request a copy of your budget from the county auditor and if necessary, a copy of the funds available in The Justice Court Technology Fund and The Justice Court Building Security Fund.
For detailed registration and payment information, visit our Registration page.