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Live Webinars

TJCTC's Live Webinars are online events where participants will watch an instructor online deliver live training at a particular time.

Webinars are created due to generous grants from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals & the Texas Department of Public Transportation.

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Summer 2020 Live Webinars 

Spring Cleaning: Simple Cybersecurity for Your Office

June 8th
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

With more court activities moving online, now is the time to review your office’s cybersecurity practices. Make sure your staff knows the most common cybersecurity issues and how to prepare for them beforehand. Join us for our “Spring Cleaning series” for a discussion of simple cyber security best practices that can protect your court and office’s data.  

webinar has already passed but the recording is available here.

Summer School Series: Interview with a Medical Examiner

June 10th
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

This webinar will provide a forum for discussion about inquests: Participants will have the chance to ask a medical examiner questions about cause and manner of death, how inquests and autopsies have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and other tricky issues. 

This webinar has already passed but the recording is available here.

Spring Cleaning: Self-Care in the Age of Corona

June 12th
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

In times of emergency, the public often looks to the courts and public offices for answers. Suddenly JP courts and Constable offices are expected to know the answers to many county issues, while also dealing with potential backlogs and other court and office business that has been complicated by COVID-19. Join us for our “Spring Cleaning series” where we will discuss how to take care of ourselves and our staff during this stressful time.   

This webinar has already passed but the recording is available here.

A Motion for What?!

June 17th
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Attorneys and self-represented litigants frequently file motions that a judge has never seen before. Sometimes these motions are proper, sometimes they are appropriate in other courts, sometimes they are named incorrectly, and sometimes they are completely the work of the litigant’s imagination. This course will discuss a variety of motions that justice courts might encounter and what options the judge has to handle them. 

This webinar has already passed but the recording is available here.

Summer School Series: Deferrals/DSC/Dismissals

June 29th
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

This class will explain step by step the proper procedures that apply to deferred disposition, Driver Safety Course, compliance dismissals, and enforcement of judgments in criminal cases.   Registration for this program is filled. We will have a recording available the next day. 

Coronavirus Conversations: 
Emergency Orders & Best Practices for Coronavirus

July 10th
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

This course will provide an update and an opportunity for open questions and answers concerning the current COVID-19 Emergency Orders and OCA Guidance after June 1, 2020.   Registration coming soon! 

Appearance of Fairness: Day to Day Ethics 

July 15th
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

This webinar will address ethics isuses that could arise in the day to day running of your court, including social media issues, demeanor, and a court's legal obligations. 

Registration coming soon! 

Summer School Series: Best Practices Round Table Part 2

July 24th
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Texas is a large state with a wide array of counties and the implementation of laws and resources in each county can be different. Exploring how other judges have dealt with different dilemmas and situations can lead courts to creative solutions and maximized resources. This course will give judges the opportunity to brainstorm, share, and discuss experiences and situations to improve justice courts across the state. This is course is made up of 2 (1-hr) webinars. 

Registration coming soon! 

Q&A: Magistration and Inquests

August 5th
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

This webinar will provide a forum for discussion about magistration and inquests. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and pose scenarios to learn more about tricky situations that arise.  

Registration coming soon!