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Conference Program

The 2020 College for New Court Professionals and Court Professional Conferences are continuing education programs designed especially for professional court personnel 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 in the College for New Court Professionals will earn 16 hours of continuing education credits. Participants in the Continuing Education for Court Personnel Conference will earn 9 continuing education credits. The mandatory registration fee for each conference is $65.

  • June 22-24 College for New Court Professionals                                     
    This three-day training will provide a foundation for caseflow management, ethics, and other duties for newly hired court staff. All new court staff, from assistant coordinators to court administrators and managers, are encouraged to attend.
  • June 25-26 Court Professionals Conference - THIS CONFERENCE IS NOW FULL. CONTACT REGISTRAR@YOURHONOR.COM OR 512-482-8986 TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST.
    This one-and-a-half day training (9 hours) will provide continuing education for court professionals at all points in their careers. Those who have previously attended PDP are encouraged to attend, though previous attendance is not required. This portion of the conference will be updated each year, so that Court Professionals may return for continuing education annually.


Schedule

College for New Court Professionals

Monday, June 22
 8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. The Positive Impact of Customer Service in the Courtroom
 9:45 -10:45 a.m. The Role of the Coordinator
11 a.m. - Noon Breakouts: Unique Issues With Coordinator Roles
 Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch, provided
 1 - 2 p.m. The Texas Judicial System & Administrative Roles of Judges
 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Ethics and Professionalism
 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Discussion Groups
   
Tuesday, June 23
 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Introduction to Caseflow - Why is it Important?
 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Caseflow: Elements 1-4
 11 a.m. - Noon Discussion Groups
 Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch, provided
 1 - 2 p.m. Caseflow: Elements 5, 6 10, 11
 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Caseflow: Elements 7-9
 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Discussion Groups
   
Wednesday, June 24
 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Breakouts: Civil & Family Procedure; Criminal Procedure
 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Pathways: Differentiated Case Management
11 a.m. - Noon Discussion Groups
 Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch, provided
1 - 2 p.m. Potpourri of Important Issues Impacting Courts
2 - 2:15 p.m. Reprise: Role of a Coordinator

THIS CONFERENCE IS NOW FULL. CONTACT REGISTRAR@YOURHONOR.COM OR 512-482-8986 TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST.

Continuing Education for Court Personnel (early/optional registration from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. Conferences begins June 25.)

Thursday, June 25
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Communications with the Courts: Do's and Don'ts
10 - 10:45 a.m. Did You Know? Trending Issues For Coordinators
11 a.m. - Noon Managaing and Mitigating Mental Health Issues in the Courtroom
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch, provided
1 - 2 p.m. Ethics: How the Judicial Canons Impact Coordinators
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Court Performance Metrics
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Overcoming Challenges to Case Flow 
   
Friday, June 26
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Dealing with Difficult People and Issues
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Survivor's Guide toTechnology in the Courtroom
 11 a.m. - Noon Health and Wellness: Managing Stress

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