Overton Hotel & Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Ln.
Lubbock, TX 79401
The Texas Judicial Academy is a partnership between the Texas Association of Counties and the Texas Tech University School of Law.
The Spring Education Session of the Texas Judicial Academy will give you an excellent opportunity to learn and fellowship with judges from across the state and discuss a wide range of topics that impact your judicial duties. The County Judges Education Advisory Committee has designed a curriculum that will not only constitute an in-depth review of core topics, but will also address short topics of interest, and introduce you to several new, cutting-edge programs being used successfully in other jurisdictions.
This program is partially funded by a Judicial and Court Personnel Training Fund Grant administered by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. In accordance with the grant guidelines, judges may be reimbursed for attendance to the Fall Judicial Education Session, the Spring Judicial Education Session or Texas College of Probate Judges, up to $750 total per fiscal year.
All travel reservations made through third party vendors (Hotels.com, Expedia.com, Booking.com, etc.) cannot be reimbursed. For more information on reimbursement, please call Michele Mund at (800) 456-5974.
Reimbursements must be submitted to TAC within 60 days of the event. Any reimbursement received after 60 days will not be reimbursed.
Reimbursement may be provided for county judges only.
Who Should Attend
Early conference registration is $125 through July 20. After July 20, registration is $150.
Registration fees are voluntary and used for expenses that are unallowable or are insufficiently covered by the Judicial and Court Personnel Training Fund Grant. This includes speaker fees, materials, meals, and social activities. Fees collected are deposited to a fund held for county judge education within the general revenue funds for the Texas Association of Counties.
County Judges Education Advisory Committee
Hon. Becky Wilbanks, Chair, Cass County Judge
Hon. Mark Allen, Jasper County Judge
Hon. Don Allred, Oldham County Judge
Hon. Brett Bray, Blanco County Judge
Hon. Ronnie J. Gordon, Hartley County Judge
Hon. Woodrow "Woody" Gossom, Jr., Wichita County Judge
Hon. Justin Lewis, Hill County Judge
Hon. Francisco Ponce, Dimmit County Judge
Hon. Byron Ryder, Leon County Judge
Hon. Jimmy Sylvia, Chambers County Judge
Ms. Jamie Baker, Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library, Texas Tech University School of Law Library (ex-officio)
Ms. Alyson Drake, Associate Librarian of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law (ex-officio)