The Texas Judicial Academy is a partnership between the Texas Association of Counties and the Texas Tech University School of Law.
The Fall Judicial Education Session of the Texas Judicial Academy will give you an excellent opportunity to learn and connect with judges from across the state and discuss a wide range of topics that impact 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 include an in-depth review of core topics, address other topics of interest and introduce you to several new, cutting-edge programs being used successfully in other jurisdictions.
Who Should Attend
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.
This program is partially funded by a Judicial and Court Personnel Training Fund Grant administered by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and a Texas Traffic Safety Program grant administered by the Texas Department of Transportation. In accordance with the grant guidelines, judges may be reimbursed for attendance to the Fall Judicial Education Session or the Spring Judicial Education Session, up to $750 total per fiscal year.
All travel reservations made through third party vendors (Hotels.com, Expedia.com, Booking.com, etc.) cannot be reimbursed. For more information on reimbursement, please call Ashley Royer at (800) 456‑5974.
Reimbursements must be submitted to TAC within 60 days of the event. Any reimbursement received after 60 days will not be reimbursed.
Reimbursement may be provided for county judges only.
Registration will open on Sept. 6, 2023, at the start of the new fiscal year. The registration fee for this conference is $150.
Registration fees are voluntary and used for expenses that are unallowable or are insufficiently covered by the Judicial and Court Personnel Training Fund Grant. This includes speaker fees, materials, meals, and social activities. Fees collected are deposited to a fund held for county judge education within the general revenue funds for the Texas Association of Counties.
County Judges Education Advisory Committee
Hon. Stephanie Davis, Chair, Comanche County Judge
Hon. Brett Bray, Blanco County Judge
Hon. Charlie Falcon, Andrews County Judge
Hon. Juan Carlos Guerra, Jim Hogg County Judge
Hon. Lisa Johnson, Hemphill County Judge
Hon. Justin Lewis, Hill County Judge
Hon. Robert Newsom, Hopkins County Judge
Hon. Curtis Parrish, Lubbock 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 Library (ex-officio)
Mr. Nathan Cradduck, TAC President, Tom Green County Auditor (ex-officio)