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Spring Judicial Education Session

March 21, 2018
March 23, 2018

Overton Hotel & Convention Center​
2322 Mac Davis Ln.
Lubbock 79401
(806) 776-7000


The Texas Judicial Academy, a partnership between the Texas Association of Counties and the Texas Tech University School of Law


The Spring Education Session of the Texas Judicial Academy will give you an excellent opportunity to learn and fellowship 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 designed a curriculum that will not only constitute an in-depth review of core topics, but will also address short topics of interest and introduce you to several new, cutting-edge programs being used successfully in other jurisdictions.


This program is partially funded by a Judicial and Court Personnel Training Fund Grant administered by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Reimbursement may be provided for grant-allowable meals, lodging and transportation up to $750 per fiscal year. Flight and hotel reservations made through third-party vendors such as Expedia, Hotwire, etc. are reimbursable. Valid, detailed receipts are required to be eligible for reimbursement. Booking and confirmation receipts or emails are not acceptable documentation for reimbursement.

Reimbursement may be provided for county judges only.

Who Should Attend

County Judges

​County Judges Education Advisory Committee

Hon. Wes Suiter, Chair, Angelina County Judge
Hon. Don Allred, Oldham County Judge
Hon. Daniel Burkeen, Limestone County Judge
Hon. Ronnie J. Gordon, Hartley County Judge 
Hon. Woodrow “Woody” Gossom, Jr., Wichita County Judge 
Hon. Garry A. Merritt, Real County Judge
Hon. Francisco Ponce, Dimmit County Judge
Hon. Byron Ryder, Leon County Judge
Hon. Jimmy Sylvia, Chambers County Judge
Hon. Becky A. Wilbanks, Cass County Judge
Ms. DeLeith Duke Gossett, Associate Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law (ex officio)
Hon. Joyce G. Hudman, Brazoria County Clerk (ex officio)