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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. 

Texas State University

All three Lecture Series programs will be held on a part of Texas State University's campus. TJCTC has long functioned as a grantee of the University and we are proud to partner with them on these programs.

Magistration: Best Practices in the Face of Limited Resources

Texas State Round Rock Campus (Located in Round Rock, TX)
August 6 - 8, 2018
This program is for Justices of the Peace only.

This lecture series will discuss proper procedures for the magistration process as well as provide an opportunity to learn best practices even in the face of limited resources. A panel discussion will allow attendees to hear about the magistration process from different perspectives including a Justice of the Peace, jailer, MHMR representative, and a County Court at Law judge. Attendees will discuss the research on the effectiveness and credibility of PR bonds. This course will also have a mock interactive session where attendees will magistrate individuals using case studies.

Where is the program located at?

The program will be located at Texas State's Round Rock campus.

The hotel attendees will be staying in is the Sheraton Georgetown located at 1101 Woodlawn Avenue in Georgetown, TX 78628. For the hotel room block, the cost of a single room at the Sheraton Georgetown is $139. Therefore, attendees requesting a single room will owe a surcharge of $69.50 + 13% tax. If an attendee chooses to room with another attendee (called Double Occupancy), then TJCTC will pay for the full cost. 

When can I register? 

Registration is open now! Click here to register. 

What will be taught? 

August 6th: Travel day and hotel check-in at the Sheraton Georgetown
August 7th: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Probable Cause
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Video Magistration
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Provided
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The Credibility of Personal Bonds
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Family Violence
August 8th: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.  Magistration Case Studies

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 Sheraton Georgetown is $139. Therefore, attendees requesting a single room will owe a surcharge of $69.50 + 13% tax.

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?

  • This program will include interactive sessions where attendees will participate in mock magistrations. Be prepared for lots of discussion!
  • 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.

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