​Continuing Education for District Attorneys

Texas district attorneys are required to attain 15 hours every 12-month period, with that 12-month period being based on your birth month, ten hours must be earned in a formal classroom setting and up to five hours may be earned in self-study. Three hours must be devoted to legal ethics/professional responsibility and one of the three hours may be earned in self-study.

Programs that Qualify 

Any approved by the State Bar of Texas.

Filing For Credit 

Attendance is tracked at each qualifying MCLE course using a computer course Attendance form. This form must be submitted to the State Bar of Texas MCLE Division by the MCLE sponsor to earn proper credit. Be sure to fill out an attendance form when available at any education seminar you attend.

Legal Source

V.T.C.A., Tex. Gov’t. Code, Title 2, Subt. G, App. A, State Bar of Texas Rules, Art. 12, Sec. 6

Open Government Training Information 

Elected and appointed public officials are required by a state law to receive training in Texas open government laws. For more information on this training including free video training courses, check out The Office of the Attorney General website.

County Official Organizations 

The Texas Association of Counties serves as the umbrella organization for various independent county official organizations in Texas. These organizations serve as an important resource for county officials for information, networking and advocacy.

The association for this office is the Texas District & County Attorneys Association.