75th Annual Justices of the Peace and Constables Association Conference

June 24 - 28, 2019

Isla Grand Beach Resort
500 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, TX 78597

For more information contact Luz Hinojosa or Sam Burke at (800) 456-5974.​

Registration will open Friday, March 1, at 8 a.m.

The 75th Annual Education Conference of the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association has been designed to keep you informed on issues that are important to you and your constituents. In addition, the four-day conference in South Padre Island will be a convenient way to earn up to 16 continuing education credits at education sessions and to enjoy networking with your peers.

Don’t miss out on celebrating this JPCA milestone at one of the five best resorts in Texas

Registration Fees

Full conference registration includes all education sessions, evening events (Monday Welcome Reception at the Sand Bar, Tuesday dinner event at Louie’s Backyard and Wednesday dinner event at Clayton’s Beach Bar) and the Awards Banquet (Thursday night).

Conference Registration Fees Early Registration
by May 24
Registration
after May 24
Member (full conference and events) $200 $250
Non-Member (full conference and events) $260 $300
Spouse/Guest Pass (admits to all evening events and Banquet) $100 $100
Child Pass (admits to all evening events and Banquet) $50 $50

Á la carte Education Sessions

Day passes are $25 for half day (morning or afternoon) and $50 per day (morning and afternoon). Day passes do not include admission to evening events.

Resistance Response Simulator

The Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP) will provide its Resistance Response Simulator for hands-on demonstrations throughout the conference.

Door Prizes

Please bring a door prize from your county.

Vendor Information

Information about being a vendor or sponsor can be found on the County Progress website.

Payment Information

Please make checks payable to Texas Association of Counties.

Mail checks to:

JPCA Annual Education Conference
c/o Texas Association of Counties
P.O. Box 2711
San Antonio, TX 78299

Isla Grand Beach Resort (HOTEL FULL)
500 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island
(956) 761-6511
(800) 292-7704
Group Reservation Code: 0619JPCA19

Rates

$139 plus tax for cabanas
$279 plus tax for 2-bedroom condos

The Isla Grand Beach Resort, host hotel, will start accepting room reservations for this conference beginning Friday, March 1.

For hotel reservations at the Isla Grand Beach Resort, call (956) 761-6511 or (800) 292-7704 and request space in the “JPCA room block” to receive the special room rate of $139 for cabanas and $279 for 2-bedroom condos per night, plus tax.

You can also reserve your room online at www.islagrand.com and add the reservation code 0619JPCA19 to access rooms in the room block.

The deadline to reserve rooms at the special rate is May 24, or until the block is full. Group rates are available only for the nights of June 22-28.

Parking Rates

Self-parking is complimentary.

Overflow Hotels

Comfort Inn (HOTEL FULL)
912 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island
(956) 772-9020

Rate: $117 per night plus tax
Room Type: Double queen beds
Call hotel directly and ask for a room in the “Justice of the Peace Conference” room block.

Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts
100 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island
(956) 761-1160
(855) 472-3262

Rates:
Sunday, June 23--$139 plus tax per night
Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28--$169 plus tax per night

No resort fee
Group Name: JPCA Conference
Group ID: 681665
Call hotel at and ask for the Justices of the Peace and Constables room block.

Guests staying at this hotel can purchase tickets to access Schlitterbahn Waterparks for discounted price of $34 per person, per day (40% saving over regular admission). Tickets can be purchased at the hotel front desk.

La Copa Inn
350 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island
(956) 761-6000

Rate: $186 plus tax per night
Call and ask to be placed under the JPCA rate.

Pearl South Padre
310 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island
(956) 761-6551

Rate: $199 plus $15 resort fee plus additional taxes
Ask for the JPCA room block rate

Monday, June 24
7-9 a.m. JPCA Beach Run (5K) ($20) (depending on weather)
8 a.m.-noon JPCA Fishing Tournament ($30) (depending on weather)
6 p.m. Welcome Reception at the Sand Bar
Rainout location: Hotel Quarter Deck
Tuesday, June 25
6-8 p.m. Dinner event at Louie's Backyard
8 p.m.-noon JPCA Jam Session at hotel Sand Bar
Rainout location: Hotel Quarter Deck
Wednesday, June 26
6-10 p.m. Dinner event at Clayton's Beach Bar
Thursday, June 27
7:30-9 a.m. Prayer Breakfast
6-7 p.m. President's Reception
7-9 p.m. Installation and Awards Banquet
Monday, June 24
7-9 a.m. JPCA Beach Run (5K) ($20) (depending on weather)
8 a.m.-noon JPCA Fishing Tournament ($30) (depending on weather)
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch on your own
Noon-5 p.m. Registration open
2-5 p.m. Vendors set up
2-5 p.m. Committee meetings
3:30-5 p.m. Budget and Oversight Committee Meeting
6 p.m. Welcome Reception at the Sand Bar
Rainout location: Hotel Quarter Deck
 
Tuesday, June 25
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration open
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors open
8:30-11:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony - Business Meeting - Nominations
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch on your own
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Board of Directors/Past Presidents Luncheon
1-5 p.m. Education General Session: JPs/Clerks/Constable Class
1-2 p.m. The History of the Justice of the Peace and Constable
2-3 p.m. The Keys to the Commissioners Court
3-3:15 p.m. Refreshment break — visit with vendors
3:15-5 p.m. JPCA at the Capitol
6-8 p.m. Dinner event at Louie's Backyard
8 p.m.-Midnight JPCA Jam Session at host hotel Sand Bar
Rainout location: Hotel Quarter Deck
 
Wednesday, June 26
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration open
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendors open
9-11 a.m. Education Breakout Sessions (2-hour sessions)
JPs/Clerks Class-Procedural Justice: Fair Treatment Matters
Constables Class-Vincible: 540 Curriculum
11-11:30 a.m. Refreshment break — visit with vendors
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch on your own
1-3 p.m. Education Breakout Sessions (2-hour sessions)
JPs/Clerks Class-Unique Inquest Issues Panel Discussion
Constables Class-Civilian Interaction Training
3-3:15 p.m. Refreshment break — visit with vendors
3:15-4 p.m. Education Breakout Sessions
JPs/Clerks Class-Mass Fatality Response in Texas
Constables Class-Civilian Interaction Training (continued)
4-5 p.m. JPs/Clerks Class-Inherent Vice: Criminal Offenses
Constables Class-Civilian Interaction Training (continued)
6-10 p.m. Dinner event at Clayton's Beach Bar
 
Thursday, June 27
7:30-9 a.m. Prayer Breakfast
9-11:30 a.m. Business Meeting
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch on your own
1-5 p.m. Education Breakout Sessions
1-2 p.m. JPs/Clerks Class-Best Practices for Responding to Judicial Conduct Complaints
Constables Class-Officer Involved Shooting
2-3 p.m. JPs/Clerks Class-Proud to be an American: Making the Jury Experience Meaningful
Constables Class-Officer Involved Shooting (continued)
3-3:15 p.m. Refreshment break
3:15-5 p.m. JPs/Clerks Class-Drugged Driving
Constables Class-Officer Involved Shooting (continued)
6-7 p.m. President's Reception
7-9 p.m. Installation and Awards Banquet
 
Friday, June 28
9-11 a.m. Education General Session
9-11 a.m. Sovereign Citizens
11 a.m. Closing remarks

*Agenda subject to change

The conference offers up to 16 hours of continuing education for constables, justices of the peace and court personnel. Education sessions are provided by the Texas Justice Court Training Center.

Please note the education sessions for justices of the peace will satisfy the County and District Court Technology Fund’s purpose to pay the cost of continuing education and training for county court, statutory county court, or district court judges and clerks regarding technological enhancements.

Conference fees are fully transferable to other participants, upon request. All conference registration refund requests must be received in writing before June 1 to receive a full refund, less a $50 administrative fee. Refund requests after June 1 will not be honored.

Please send an email to Sam Burke or fax notice of your cancellation to (512) 477-1324.

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