Clerks


Although annual education of municipal court clerks is not required, the Texas Legislature, the Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Texas Municipal Courts Association recognize the importance of training and allocating funds for that purpose. Clerks participating in the Municipal Clerk Certification Program are encouraged to apply for a TCCA scholarship that provides funding for supplemental education to further professional growth.  


Registration for FY18 is open!

New Clerks Seminar              

For New Clerks or Clerks Who Have Not Previously Attended TMCEC Programs. New clerks who have never attended TMCEC conferences should first attend a new clerks school. This program offers fundamental classes on court procedures from filing a complaint to final disposition of a case and enforcing judgments. Classes include  on The Role of the Clerk, Legal Ethics, Charging Criminal Offenses, State Reporting, Handling Records Requests, Judgments, Indigence and Enforcement. Registration Fee: $250

December 11-15, 2017
Omni Southpark
4140 Governor's Row
Austin, TX 78744
512.448.2222
Register by: November 10, 2017
July 16-20, 2018
Omni Southpark
4140 Governor's Row
Austin, TX 78744
512.448.2222
Register by: June 15, 2018

 

Note: New clerk seminars are five days in length and begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday and conclude at 12:00 noon on Friday. TMCEC will pay for sleeping rooms for the nights of Monday through Thursday (subject to change depending on grant funding). Clerks at these programs are offered a single room at no additional charge.


Regional Clerks Seminar  
                                                                
Regional seminars are 12-hour programs covering the law, municipal court practice, and current issues affecting courts. An additional 4-hour special session on a subject of topical interest will also be offered at each school. Below is our upcoming schedule.
 
The regional seminars schedule is typically as follows, some exceptions may apply:
Day 1: 1:00 - 5:00 pm (Special Session 4-hr Credit)
Day 2: 8:00 - 5:00 (Mandatory Class 8-hr Credit)
Day 3: 8:00 - 12:00 (Class 4-hrs Credit)
 
October 23-25, 2017
Register by: 9/23/17
Note: Monday is registration & Prep Sessions only.
Longview Hilton Garden Inn
905 East Hawkins Pkwy. Zip Code: 75601
903.212.2000
November 14-16, 2017
Register by: 10/14/17
Austin Omni Southpark 4140 Governor's Row
Zip Code: 78744
512.448.2222
January 8-10, 2018
Register by: 12/9/17
San Antonio Omni Colonnade 9821 Colonnade Blvd.
Zip Code: 78230
210.691.8888
January 22-24, 2018
Register by: 12/22/17
Galveston San Luis Resort 5222 Seawall Blvd.
Zip Code: 77551
409.744.1500
February 11-12, 2018
Register by: 1/11/18
Houston Omni Hotel at Westside 13210 Katy Freeway
Zip Code: 77079
281.558.8338
March 5-7, 2018
Register by: 2/5/18
Monday is registration & Prep Sessions only.
Addison Crowne Plaza Addison 14315 Midway Rd.
Zip Code: 75001
972.980.8877
April 2-4, 2018
Register by: 3/2/18
Lubbock Overton Hotel 2322 Mac Davis Lane Zip Code: 79401
806.776.7000
Apr 30-May 2, 2018
Register by: 3/30/18
South Padre Island Isla Grand Beach Resort 500 Padre Blvd.
Zip Code: 78597
956.761.6551
June 4-6, 2018
Register by: 5/5/18
El Paso Wyndham Airport Hotel 2027 Airway Blvd.
Zip Code: 79925
915.778.4241
 

Traffic Safety Conference

TMCEC offers a 12-hour Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives Conference in cooperation with TxDOT for municipal judges, clerks, juvenile case managers, and prosecutors. There is also an optional special session that will offer an additional 4-hours credit.

Traffic Safety Award recipients will be recognized at the conference and receive complimentary conference registration, travel to and from the conference to include airfare or mileage that is within state guidelines, two nights at the Hotel, and most meals and refreshments. To find out how your court can be selected to receive this honor next year, contact TMCEC at 800.252.3718 or ned@tmcec.com.

March 26-28, 2018 (M-T-W)
Omni Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78230
210.699.5829
Register by: February 27, 2018


Level III Assessment Clinic                    

To be certified at Level III, clerks and court administrators must attend a three-day Assessment Clinic sponsored by TMCEC. The Clinic is a workshop emphasizing the development and practice of court management and human resources skills. The purpose of the Clinic is to help clerks gain confidence in their management skills and to become better prepared to provide efficient and effective oversight of court operations. The program usually has 20 or fewer registered participants and interaction is emphasized. Participants are encouraged to make self-assessments of their own management and human resources skills.

Participation in the Assessment Clinic is one of several activities required to complete Level III. Participants need not have completed the exam or observation process before attending the clinic; however it is necessary to be Level II Certified and to have completed a majority of the readings on the Level III list. 

January 29 - February 1, 2018
Crowne Plaza Austin
6121 IH 35 North
Zip Code: 78752
512.323.5466

Register by: 12/23/17
Registration Fee: $150


Court Administrators Seminar                            
 
This seminar is designed for and integrated into the third and final level of the Court Clerks Certification Program. The program focuses on developing the court administrator as a court leader and provides courses on topics not generally offered at the regional seminars. The seminar is open to court administrators, court supervisors, or anyone seeking designation as a Certified Municipal Court Clerk.June 25-27, 2018

Marriott San Antonio Northwest
3233 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78213
210.308.3900 x 6016
Register by: May 25, 2018
Registration Fee: $150
($50 per night private, single-occupancy room fee applies)


One Day Clerk Clinic           
                        
TMCEC has partnered with the Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA) to offer more education opportunities for Texas clerks. These programs will offer topics such as authority and duties, legislative updates, case processing, and statutory reporting. Judges may also attend these clinics for "flex-time" credit.

This clinic will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m in McAllen at the Doubletree hotel (956-686-3000). There is no registration fee. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There will be no hotel rooms provided for these clinics. Schedule to follow.


Waiver of Registration Fees

If an individual, city, or court is unable to pay the registration fee, please write a letter explaining the financial difficulty to the Board of Directors for consideration 45 days prior to the event. Address your letter to TMCEC Board of Directors, c/o Hope Lochridge, Executive Director, 2210 Hancock Drive, Austin, Texas 78756.


Cancellations and Refunds

Should you need to cancel or transfer a registration, or to request a refund, please download the corresponding form and fax it to us at 512.435.6118.