77th Annual Justices of the Peace and Constables Association Conference

June 21 - 25, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
3100 Tower Center Trail
Denton, TX 76201

Registration will open Monday, March 15, at 8 a.m. You must register for the conference to receive the hotel booking link to reserve your rooms.

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

Check back often for conference updates.

The 77th Annual Education Conference of the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association has one goal in mind: to keep you informed about issues that are important to you and your constituents. The conference offers up to 16 hours of continuing education for justices of the peace and court personnel. TCOLE 1415 and 3101 20 hours provided to civil process with mandatory attendance. 

Education sessions are provided by the Texas Justice Court Training Center. 

Registration Fees

Full conference registration includes all education sessions, evening events (Monday Welcome Reception/Awards Ceremony, Tuesday jam session and the awards banquet on Thursday night).

Conference Registration Fees Early Registration 
by June 6
Registration
After June 
Member (full conference and events) $200 $250
Nonmember (full conference and events) $260 $300
Spouse/guest pass (admits to all evening events and banquet) $100 $100
Child pass (admits to Monday Welcome Reception and banquet on Thursday) $25 $25

Á la Carte Education Sessions

Day passes are $25 for a 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 and Silent Auction

Please bring a door prize from your county and an item for the silent auction.

Vendor Information

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

Payment Information

Please make checks payable to the 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

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center HOTEL FULL
3100 Tower Center Trl.
Denton, TX

You must register for the conference to receive the link to reserve your rooms.

Rates

$149 plus tax for single, double
$159 plus tax for triple
$169 plus tax for quads

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center will accept room reservations for this conference beginning Monday, March 15, through the assigned hotel link. You must register for the conference to receive the hotel link.

The deadline to reserve rooms at the special rate is June 6, or until the block is full. Group rates are available for the nights of June 18-28. (Three days before and three days after the conference.)

Parking Rates

Self-parking is free.

Overflow Hotels

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denton- UNT-TWU (1.3 miles from host hotel; 5 minute drive)
4485 North I-35, Denton, TX 76207
P:  940-808-8080
Rate: $89 plus tax

Mention you are with the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association to secure rate.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Denton (1.2 miles from host hotel; 5 minute drive)
4465 North I-35, Denton, TX 76207
P: 940-808-0444
Rate: $89 plus tax

Mention you are with the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association to secure rate.

Courtyard Marriott Denton (6.6 miles from host hotel; 8 minute drive)
2800 Colorado Blvd, Denton, TX 76210
P: 940-382-4600
Rate: $105 plus tax

Mention you are with the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association to secure rate.

Monday, June 21
6 p.m. Welcome Reception and Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, June 22  
8 p.m.-midnight  JPCA Jam Session
Wednesday, June 23  
No events scheduled for Wednesday — explore Denton on your own
Thursday, June 24
7:30-9 a.m. Prayer Breakfast
6-7 p.m. President's Reception
7-9 p.m. Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet

*Agenda subject to change

Note: Schedule subject to change.

Total education hours offered: 16 for judges and clerks; 20 for civil process (mandatory attendance of all 20 hours)

Monday, June 21
Noon-5 p.m.  Registration Open
2-5 p.m. Vendors Setup
2-5 p.m. Committee Meetings
3:30-5 p.m. Budget and Oversight Committee Meeting
6 p.m. Welcome Reception and Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, June 22
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Open
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors Open
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Resistance Response Simulator
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.B Board of Directors/Past Presidents Luncheon
1-5 p.m.  Education General Session: JPs/Clerks/Constables Class
1-3 p.m. Multigenerational Communication
3-3:15 p.m.  Refreshment Break
Visit With Vendors
3:15-4 p.m.  Multigenerational Communication (continued)
4-5 p.m.  County Budgets
8 p.m. JPCA Jam Session
Wednesday, June 23
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Open
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Resistance Response Simulator
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Silent Auction
8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Vendors Open
9-11 a.m. Education General Session: JPs/Clerks/Constables Class
National Alliance for Mental Illnes
11-11:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
Visit With Vendors
11 a.m.  JPCA Legislative Committee 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
Prosecutor's Perspective

Civil Process
Advanced Executions Scenarios
2-3 p.m. JPs/Clerks Class
Case Law

Civil Process
Advanced Executions Scenarios (continued)
3-3:15 p.m.  Refreshment Break — Visit With Vendors
3:15-5 p.m. JPs/Clerks Class
Legal Jeopardy

Civil Process
Oddities in Levying: Real-Life Weird Things
Constables Have Levied
6 p.m. Discover Denton on Your Own
Thursday, June 24
7:30-9 a.m. Prayer Breakfast
8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Registration Open
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Resistance Response Simulator
8 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Silent Auction
9-11:30 a.m. Business Meeting
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1-3 p.m.  Education General Session: JPs/Clerks/Constables Class
What Rights Do You Have to Be Here: Guests, Tenants and Squatter
3-3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break (Silent auction ends during break.)
3:15-5 p.m. Education General Session: JPs/Clerks/Constables Class
Partnerships in the Courthouse Post-Pandemic
6-7 p.m. President's Reception
7-9 p.m. Installation and Awards Banquet
Friday, June 25
9-11 a.m. Education General Session: JPs/Clerks/Constables Class
Legislative Updates
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch
1-4:45 p.m. Civil Process
1-2:45 p.m. Protecting and Disposing of Property Seized Under Civil Writs
2:45-3 p.m. Refreshment Break
3-4:45 p.m. County Liability: A County Attorney Perspective

*Agenda subject to change

The conference offers up to 16 hours of continuing education for justices of the peace and court personnel. TCOLE 1415 and 3101 20 hours provided to civil process with mandatory attendance.

Please note that the education sessions for justices of the peace meet the County and District Court Technology Fund’s provisions for paying for continuing education and training for county court, statutory county court, or district court judges and clerks regarding technological enhancements. Get a copy of the letter here.

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. No refund requests will be honored after June 1.

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

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