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Texas State Lecture Series

Lecture Series

 

The Texas Justice Court Training Center is proud to announce our new Lecture Series program which takes Justices of the Peace and Court Personnel in-depth on a particular topic in partner with Texas State University.


What is the TJCTC Lecture Series?

Hands-on Learning

TJCTC provides many workshops and programs where attendees are taught the law and best practices. The Lecture Series however will put an extra emphasis on hands-on learning. Participants will participate in mock scenarios, panel discussions, and field activities.

Experts in the Field

The Lecture Series programs will be taught by experts in different fields that touch what justice courts do. Experts will include forensic anthropologists, MHMR representatives, and communication professionals.


Inquests: Cause and Manner of Death

Texas State University Freeman Ranch (Located in San Marcos, TX)
May 15 - 17th
This program is for Justices of the Peace only.

In conjunction with the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University, TJCTC will present an advanced inquest course taught by Texas State forensic anthropologists. The course will include lectures on skeletal trauma and the process of human decomposition and will conclude with a field activity where participants will view human remains in various stages of decomposition. The field activity will take place outside regardless of weather and there will be significant walking required.

Where is the program located at?

The program will be located at Texas State's Freeman Ranch

The hotel attendees will be staying in is the Holiday Inn San Marcos located at 105 Bintu Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. 

When can I register? 

Registration is open now! Click here to register. 

What is the agenda?

May 15th: Travel day and hotel check-in at the Holiday Inn San Marcos
May 16th: 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  Travel to Freeman Ranch
9:00 - 4:00 p.m. Course Instruction (Lunch provided)
May 17th: 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  Travel to Freeman Ranch
9:00 - 12:00 p.m. Course Instruction

How much does this program cost?

The registration fee is $100, payable by check, money order, or purchase order, to Texas State University. Please send it to TJCTC at 1701 Directors Blvd. Suite 530, Austin, TX 78744.

For the hotel room block, the cost of a single room at the Holiday Inn is $94. Therefore, attendees requesting a single room will owe a surcharge of $47 + 15% tax. If an attendee chooses to room with another attendee (called Double Occupancy), then TJCTC will pay for the full cost. 

In order to keep our seminars at capacity and give everyone enough time to request funds, we are requesting the registration fee one month 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.

What else should I know?

  • Part of this program is outside with significant walking.
  • The field activity may have strong smells and unpleasant sights. (You will be viewing decomposing remains.)
  • Texas State University and all of its properties are smoke-free. Participants will not be able to smoke anywhere on-campus during the workshop.
  • For any additional questions, call us at 512-347-9927.

Impaired Driver Symposium

Doubletree Austin
July 25th - 26th
This program is for Justices of the Peace only.

This unique program pairs justices of the peace with municipal court judges, county judges, and district judges to discuss issues surrounding impaired driving allowing you to network with different jurisdictions. Topics include bond reform, drugged driving, impaired driving, social media, and a scenarios portion where judges will work together to find solutions to impaired driving issues. Additionally, this program is FREE with no registration fee and one-night free hotel room.

Where is the program located at?

The program will be located at Doubletree Austin.

When can I register? 

Registration is open now! Click here to register. 

What is the agenda?

July 25th: 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Course Instruction (Lunch provided)
July 26th: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 12:00 a.m. Course instruction

How much does this program cost?

There is no registration free. This program is FREE!

Additionally, this program provides a FREE one-night stay in the hotel for the night of July 25th.

What else should I know?

  • This program will include justices of the peace, municipal court judges, county judges, and district judges.
  • For any additional questions, call us at 512-347-9927.

Texas Counties & the Mentally Ill: Bridging the Gap

Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center
July 18th - 19th
This program is for Justices of the Peace only.

This program brings together Justices of the Peace, County Judges, and Sheriffs to discuss mental illness issues during magistration at the jail. A focus of this program will be on how to effectively craft solutions to the problem of mental illness at the jail with limited resources. Attendees will hear from counties that have implemented successful processes and will be given practical solutions to address this growing issue.

Where is the program located at?

The program will be located at the Sheraton Georgetown.

When can I register? 

Registration is open now! Click here to register. 

What is the agenda?

July 18th: 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Course Instruction (Lunch provided)
July 19th: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 12:00 a.m. Course instruction

How much does this program cost?

There is no registration free. This program is FREE!

Additionally, this program provides a FREE one-night stay in the hotel for the night of July 18th.

What else should I know?

  • This program will include justices of the peace, county judges, and sheriffs.
  • For any additional questions, call us at 512-347-9927.

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