Rules and Resources

The Texas Judicial Academy is pleased to provide some useful resources to help guide county judiciary officials through a variety of day-to-day decisions. Feel free to contact us with suggestions for adding other helpful resources that you have discovered to enhance this list for others.

General Rules and Resources

Enter the Bench Book

Guidelines for Organizations Producing Judicial Education Events Not Sponsored by the County Judges Education


Below is the list of judicial forms available on our website. This is not intended to be a complete list of forms. For additional forms please contact us.

Forms for Appointing a Temporary Justice of the Peace

Forms for Outside Hours for Judicial Credit

Rural Judges DWI Court Information

The Rural Judges DWI Court Pilot Project assists rural judges in the establishment of DWI courts, training them in the use of proven techniques of appropriate sentencing, intensive supervision, and behavior modification to prevent recidivism in deadly crashes involving DWI on Texas highways.

Produced by the Texas Association of Counties, this program is partially funded by a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation with funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Read County Magazine article spotlighting DWI Courts

Contact us to learn more at our Judicial Hotline (844) CoJudge or (844) 265-8343 or email the Judicial Hotline.

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