Spring Judicial Education Session

March 24 - 26, 2021

Overton Hotel & Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Ln.
Lubbock, TX 79401

For more information contact Ashley Royer or Regan Frugé at (800) 456-5974.

Hotel

Overton Hotel & Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Ln.
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 776-7000

Please note the Overton Hotel requires a face make be worn in all public areas of the hotel. They are not required inside the meeting or sleeping rooms.

Sponsor

The Texas Judicial Academy is a partnership between the Texas Association of Counties and the Texas Tech University School of Law.

Overview

The Spring Education Session of the Texas Judicial Academy will give you an excellent opportunity to learn from and visit with judges from across the state and to discuss a wide range of topics that affect 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.

Reimbursement

This program is partially funded by a Judicial & Court Personnel Training Fund grant administered by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. In accordance with the grant guidelines, judges may be reimbursed up to $750 total per fiscal year for attending the Fall Judicial Education Session, the Spring Judicial Education Session or the Texas College of Probate Judges.

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 request received after 60 days will not be reimbursed.

Reimbursement may be provided for county judges only.

Who Should Attend

County judges

Registration

The registration fee for this conference is $125.

Registration fees are voluntary and used for expenses that are unallowable or are insufficiently covered by the Judicial & Court Personnel Training Fund grant. These include speaker fees, materials, meals, and social activities. Fees are deposited in a fund held for county judge education within the general revenue funds of 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  (ex officio)
Hon. Renee Couch, Comal County Treasurer (ex officio)

Overton Hotel & Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Ln.
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 776-7000

Please note the Overton Hotel requires a face make be worn in all public areas of the hotel. They are not required inside the meeting or sleeping rooms.

For reservations, call (806) 776-7000 and request space in the “Texas Association of Counties” room block. Single rooms at the prevailing GSA rate, $96, are limited, so please make your reservation as soon as possible. The deadline for this guaranteed room rate is March 8.

Tuesday, Mar. 24
5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

*Agenda is subject to change.

Tuesday, Mar. 23
Noon-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
1-4:30 p.m. Commissioners Court Administrative Training
Wednesday, Mar. 24
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7-8 a.m. Coffee and Breakfast Buffet
8-8:15 a.m. Call to order and introductions
8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m. General Session
4:45 p.m. Recess
5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Thursday, Mar. 25
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7-8 a.m. Coffee and Breakfast Buffet
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. General Session
4:30 p.m. Recess
Friday, Mar. 26
7-11:30 a.m. Registration Desk Open
7-8 a.m. Coffee and Breakfast Buffet
8-11:30 a.m. General Session
11:30 a.m. Adjourn

*Agenda is subject to change.

The Spring Judicial Education Session provides 16 hours of judicial education credit for constitutional county judges. Application is pending with the State Bar of Texas to determine MCLE credit for attorneys.

Continuing Education Types Hours
Judges 16
Attorneys Pending

All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing (fax or email acceptable) on or before March 9.

Please email Regan Frugé at reganf@county.org or send a fax to (512) 477-1324 to cancel your conference registration.

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