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    County Court Assistants Training Conference

    • February 14, 2024 - February 16, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel, Conference Center & Spa
      1001 E. McCarty Ln.
      San Marcos, TX 78666
    • Contact Ashley Royer or Regan Williams at (800) 456-5974.
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    County Court Assistants Training Conference

    Online registration now closed. You may register onsite.


    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
    Ms. Shevon Watson, Hutchinson County