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Specialty Workshops

What is a specialty workshop? 

A specialty workshop is a program where attendees will go into depth on one topic area. Some workshops are open to judges and clerks and some are open only to judges. Read below for more information. 


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  • Virtual program 

    High volume dockets create a unique set of challenges for which Judges and clerks must be prepared. Join us for a highly interactive program where participants will hear from experts on topics such as staff training, leadership, docket management, and strategic training. Working in groups for part of the the program, Judges and clerks will think strategically about their courts and create action plans to enhance court efficiency.

    April 12th 
    1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

    April 13th 
    8:00 - 12:00 p.m. 

    Details

    • Total cost for seminar = $50 (Includes a $25 registration fee + $25 overhead assessment)
    • Registration opens on January 26th. 
    • This program is open to judges, chief clerks, and office administrators for high volume courts. 
    • 8 hours of civil education is available at this program

     

     

  • Rural justice of the peace courts in Texas face unique challenges including big distances sometimes coupled with small resources. At this interactive program, judges and clerks will hear from other rural judges and officials on how to meet rural challenges. Working in groups, Judges and clerks will think strategically about their courts and create action plans to enhance rural justice.  

    July 5 - 7th at The Bevy in Boerne

    Details

    • Total cost for seminar = $75 (Includes a $25 registration fee + $50 overhead assessment)
    • Total cost for hotel lodging = $110 ($55/night for two nights at the Bevy in Boerne) 
    • Registration opens in late March. 
    • This program is open to judges and court clerks from rural courts. 
  • This unique workshop put on by the Texas State University Forensic Anthropology program introduces Judges to the role of the forensic anthropologist in death investigations. The workshop will take place at Freeman Ranch and will include a field activity at the Texas State body farm where participants will view human remains in various stages of decomposition.  

    May 16 - 18th at Texas State University 

    Details

    • Total cost for seminar = $75 (Includes a $25 registration fee + $50 overhead assessment)
    • Total cost for hotel lodging = $110 ($55/night for two nights at Embassy Suites San Marcos Boerne) 
    • Registration opens in late March. 
    • This program is open to judges only. 
  • A co-hosted workshop with TCJ, TMCEC, and TAC that covers issues related to DWI offienses impacting all levels of the judiciary.

    August 2 - 3, 2021 at Omni Corpus Christi 

    Details

    • Total cost for seminar = FREE
    • Total cost for hotel lodging = 1 night at Omni Corpus Christi is FREE
    • Registration opens in May
    • This program is open to judges only. 

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