County Court Assistants Training Conference

February 14 - 16, 2024

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel, Conference Center & Spa
1001 E. McCarty Ln.
San Marcos, TX 78666

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


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


The County Court Assistants Training Conference gives the county judge's staff the opportunity to learn more about the management and operation of judicial and administrative procedures of the judge's office. Our goal is for each person to leave this conference better equipped to assist the county judge in his or her judicial and administrative duties.


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, county judge personnel (one person per county) may be reimbursed for attending the County Court Assistants Training Conference, up to $750 total per fiscal year.

All travel reservations made through third-party vendors (,,, etc.) cannot be reimbursed. For more information on reimbursement, please call Ashley Royer at (800) 456‑5974 or email

Reimbursement requests 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 judge assistants and court coordinators only. Only one registrant per county will be reimbursed.

Who Should Attend

County judge's secretaries, administrative assistants and court assistants are encouraged to attend.

Registration Information

The registration fee for this conference is $150. Enrollment is subject to the receipt of registration fees from each participant. The tuition portion of the registration fee is $60 and provides for program costs and meals. Pursuant to grant conditions, tuition will be returned to the grant to be spent as restricted funds. The TAC overhead assessment fee portion of the registration fee is $90 and is a voluntary fee deposited into TAC's private fund account and is used for unrestricted program-related expenses that the grant cannot cover. If you or your county cannot pay these fees, please contact Regan Williams at to receive a waiver.

If you have any questions, please call TAC Judicial Education at (800) 456‑5974.

Court Assistants Advisory Committee

Ms. Lauren Van Deventer, Chair, Chambers County
Ms. Donna Lynn Cuevas, Madison County
Ms. Lindsey Diaz, Lubbock County
Ms. Candy Estrada, Bee County
Ms. Charlene Graff, Harrison County
Ms. Amy Peeler, Gonzales County
Ms. Jan Pigford, Houston County
Ms. Marcia Short, Bandera County
Ms. Vanessa Watkins, Carson County

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel Conference Center & Spa
1011 E McCarty Ln.
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 392-6450

You may book your room online, or call the Embassy Suites Hotel directly at (512) 392‑6450 and request a room in the "TAC Court Assistants Training Conference 2024" room block. The group room rate is available until Jan. 23, 2024. After this date, rates are subject to hotel availability.

Room rate: $135/night for single occupancy, $153/night for double occupancy
Daily breakfast is included in the room rate.

Self-Parking is complimentary for rooms booked within the conference room block. Others may be charged $12 per day for self-parking. Valet parking is not available.

*Please note: rooms are reimbursed at the state government rate. The current GSA rate for San Marcos for FY24 is $107 per night plus taxes. Any room fees over this amount is the responsibility of the individual or county.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
1-5 p.m. General Session
Thursday, Feb. 15
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Desk Open
12-1 p.m. Lunch Provided
8 a.m.-5 p.m. General Session
Friday, Feb. 16
7 a.m.-noon Registration Desk Open
8-11:30 a.m. General Session
11:30 a.m. Adjourn

*Agenda is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

**Please note: the hotel provides a free buffet breakfast every morning. Attendees should eat breakfast in the hotel atrium prior to class time. Breakfast will not be provided in the conference meeting space.

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

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