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Annual Judicial Education Conference

Please join us September 7-10, at the Omni Fort Worth. The Curriculum Committee, officers of the Judicial Section,and Texas Center staff have worked together to build an educational and engaging program. Our theme this year is, "Doing the Right Thing - Even When No One's Looking."

Mental Health and Forensic Science Issues for the Trial Judge

The Mental Health & Forensic Science Issues for Trial Judges seminar is a continuing judicial education program designed especially for Texas judges by the Texas Center for the Judiciary’s Curriculum Committee and the Council of State Governments Justice Center. The program is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. For their attendance, participants will earn 9.75…

College for New Judges

The College for New Judges is designed to be a learning experience not duplicated in any other continuing legal education program. You have a unique opportunity to analyze the role and responsibilities of being a judge and develop the necessary skills to be effective. The week long program provides invaluable information and training as you make the transition from an…

Family Violence Conference

The 2015 Family Violence Conference is a continuing judicial education program designed especially for Texas judges by the Texas Center for the Judiciary’s Curriculum Committee and funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. For their attendance, participants will earn TBD continuing judicial education credits, including TBD hours of family violence credits.

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Featured Article

Texas Pattern Jury Charges Now Available to Judges **At No Charge**

by Hon. Kent Sullivan

It is a pleasure to confirm that the multiple volumes of the Texas Pattern Jury Charge——civil and criminal—are now available to the Texas judiciary through the website of the Texas Center for the Judiciary. This result is possible through the cooperation and hard work of a number of persons working on behalf of the Center, TexasBarBooks, the State Bar of Texas, and the PJC.

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Annual Judicial Education Conference

September 07-10, 2014

Omni Fort Worth Hotel | Fort Worth, TX

Cost: $250.00 if registered before 08-15-2014 or $300.00 if registered after.

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Mental Health and Forensic Science Issues for the Trial Judge

October 23-24, 2014

Austin Marriott South | Austin, TX

Cost: $60.00

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College for New Judges

December 07-11, 2014

Sheraton Austin Capitol | Austin, TX

Cost: $60.00

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Family Violence

January 28-29, 2015

Westin Riverwalk | San Antonio, TX

Cost: $60.00

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Criminal Justice

February 26-27, 2015

Sheraton Austin Capitol | Austin, TX

Cost: $60.00

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About TCJ

The Texas Center for the Judiciary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to provide outstanding judicial education to Texas judges so that a qualified and knowledgeable judiciary and staff may administer justice with fairness, efficiency, and integrity.  Since its creation on January 1, 1973, the Texas Center has served as the primary source of judicial education for all…

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