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Upcoming Judicial Education Programs

TJCTC will begin holding in-person programs in Spring 2021. Registration will open later than normal. Check your mail in late 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. 


Can I get hours online? 

The Court of Criminal Appeals released changes to the Rules of Judicial Education for the FY21 academic year. Judges can receive up to 10 hours of credit for online learning, including civil hours. 

If you would like to request to do all 20 hours online due to COVID-19, please email Sarah at smm437@txstate.edu. 

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.

Registration is open now! Log-in to register.


Magistration in the Time of COVID (Judges Only) 
October 28th & 29th 
12:30 - 5:00 PM (10/28) & 8:00 - 12:00 PM (10/29)

Registration opens soon. 

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  • Judicial Education Credit Information

    • Newly elected or appointed judges are required to attend 80 hours of education from TJCTC. Click here for more information.

      Please note for FY20:: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Court of Criminal Appeals is allowing judges to get Stage III hours online via online courses and webinars. Please see this page for more information. 

       

    • 2nd year judges who are not attorneys must attend 20 hours of training from TJCTC. At least 10 hours of the 20 must be education on civil law topics. 

      Can I get hours online? 

      The Court of Criminal Appeals released changes to the Rules of Judicial Education for the FY21 academic year. Judges can receive up to 10 hours of credit for online learning, including civil hours. 

      If you would like to request to do all 20 hours online due to COVID-19, please email Sarah at smm437@txstate.edu. 

    • Judges in their 3rd year and later who are not attorneys must complete 20 hours of judicial education. At least 10 hours of the 20 must be education on civil law topics obtained through TJCTC. The remaining 10 hours may be completed through TJCTC or another approved entity. 

      Can I get hours online? 

      The Court of Criminal Appeals released changes to the Rules of Judicial Education for the FY21 academic year. Judges can receive up to 10 hours of credit for online learning, including civil hours. 

      If you would like to request to do all 20 hours online due to COVID-19, please email Sarah at smm437@txstate.edu. 

       

    • Attorney judges still must complete 20 hours of judicial education, and 10 of those hours must be on civil law topics. These hours may be obtained through TJCTC, another approved entity, or State Bar CLE courses on topics relevant to justice courts. If you aren't sure if your course is relevant to justice court, please verify through TJCTC before attending.

      Please note for FY20: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Court of Criminal Appeals is allowing Justices of the Peace to get 20-hours (including civil hours) online via online courses and webinars. Judges can also get their hours through any combination of online and in-person hours. 

      Judges can use a combination of TJCTC hours and hours from other approved entities. To review the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Rules of Judicial Education including approved entities, click here. 

    • The judicial education year begins on September 1st and ends on August 31st. All training hours must be completed by August 31st and submitted one week later. 

       

    • Log-in to your TJCTC Profile

      Choose "Download my transcript." 

      When you download your transcript, you will see every course you have attended with TJCTC, divided by year.

      If you are looking for a webinar, live webinars can be found at the top during the academic year that you signed up and took them. 

      Webinar Recordings can be found at the bottom of the transcript.