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Upcoming Judicial Education Programs

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Justice of the Peace 2020 summer in-person programs have been canceled. Look below for information on virtual events. 

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

 


Impaired Driver Virtual Symposium

August 3rd & 4th 

On August 3rd and 4th, we will be cohosting a Virtual Impaired Driver Symposium. Join Judges from around the state as we share solutions and best practices for combating impaired driving during the time of Coronavirus. 

Click here to learn more! 


If I don't have my hours completed yet, how do I get them? 

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. 

Read below to find out specific requirements for judges based on their year in office. 

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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. 

      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 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. Up to 4 hours of the 20 may be completed through TJCTC webinars.

      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. 

       

    • 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.