Spring Judicial Education Session

March 8 - 10, 2023

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

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

Sponsored by:

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

Overview

The Spring Judicial Education Session of the Texas Judicial Academy will give you an excellent opportunity to learn from and connect 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 specifically designed the curriculum and discussion points for current constitutional county judges. The curriculum will not only constitute an in-depth review of core topics but will also address short topics of interest. It will also introduce you to several 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 grant guidelines, judges may be reimbursed, up to $750 total per fiscal year, for attendance at 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 reimbursements, please call Ashley Royer at (800) 456-5974.

Reimbursement requests must be submitted to TAC within 60 days of the event. Any request received after 60 days will not be reimbursed.

Reimbursements may be provided for county judges only.

Who Should Attend

County judges

To encourage open discussion and to facilitate security, ONLY member judges, that session's speaker and TAC staff will be allowed in the meeting rooms during sessions. This would apply, for example, to guests, assistants, spouses, etc. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this policy.

Registration Information

Registration will open on Sept. 7 after the start of the new fiscal year. 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 for the education of county judges within the general revenue funds of the Texas Association of Counties.

County Judges Education Advisory Committee

Hon. Don Allred, Chair, Oldham County Judge
Hon. Brett Bray, Blanco County Judge
Hon. Stephanie Davis, Comanche County Judge
Hon. Charlie Falcon, Andrews County Judge
Hon. Woodrow “Woody” Gossom Jr., Wichita County Judge
Hon. Lucy Hebron, Wood 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)
Mr. Nathan Cradduck, Tom Green County Auditor (ex officio)

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

The room rate will be the prevailing state government rate for 2023, currently $98/night for single/double occupancy. You may book your room online or call (806) 776-7000 and request a room in the "Texas Judicial Academy-Spring Judicial" room block. This group rate is available until Feb. 20. After this date, rates are subject to hotel availability.

Wednesday, March 8
5-6 p.m. Welcome Reception

*Agenda is subject to change.

Tuesday, March 7
Noon-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
Wednesday, March 8
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7-8 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8 a.m.-5 p.m. General Session
5-6 p.m. Welcome Reception
Thursday, March 9
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7-8 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8 a.m.-5 p.m. General Session
Friday, March 10
7 a.m.-noon Registration Desk Open
7-8 a.m. 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

Please email Regan Frugé to cancel your conference registration. You may also fax a notice of cancellation to
(512) 477-1324.

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