New judges must obtain 30 credit hours in their first 12 months and 1.33 hours (16 hrs/12) for each month afterward until the end of the current reporting period (round total to nearest whole number). The judicial reporting period for continuing education is the Texas state fiscal year, Sept. 1, 2017, through Aug. 31, 2018.
For example, a judge taking office Jan. 1, must have 30 credit hours by Jan. 1 the following year, plus another 11 hours (1.33 hours x 8 months = 10.64 hours rounded to 11 hours) by Aug. 31, for a total of 41 hours.
If you have any questions regarding the Judicial Education Calendar or about your judicial hours, please contact Allyssa Lee at (800) 456-5974.
Upcoming Judicial Events
Please visit the Events Calendar for a complete list of upcoming judicial education and training events.