Supreme Court Issues 38th Emergency Order, Updates Best Practices

Yesterday the Office of Court Administration sent out COVID UPDATE #25 with links to the new 38th Emergency Order as well as the new best practice recommendations for health considerations. If you are a municipal court professional and not on the email list, I have pasted the message below in its entirety. Judges, Clerks, andContinue reading “Supreme Court Issues 38th Emergency Order, Updates Best Practices”

Abbott Issues Executive Order GA-36, OCA Responds

On May 18, 2021, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-36 relating to the prohibition of governmental entities and officials from mandating face coverings or restricting activities in response to the COVID-19 disaster. This new order raised questions about how this prohibition impacted courts. Once again, the Office of Court Administration quickly sent out COVIDContinue reading “Abbott Issues Executive Order GA-36, OCA Responds”

BREAKING NEWS: FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TMCEC to Focus Exclusively on Distance Learning for Remainder of AY 2020 No More Waiting on COVID-19: More Certainty in Uncertain Times Dear Judges and Court Personnel: Because your safety, and the safety of our faculty and staff remain our top concern, TMCEC will not conduct “in-person” events for the remainder of this academic yearContinue reading “BREAKING NEWS: FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR”

Important COVID-19 Resources from OCA

COVID-19 led to significant changes for Texas municipal courts. One excellent resource for information from the Office of Court Administration (OCA) is the Texas Judicial Branch home page at txcourts.gov. On the page, you will find links to all COVID-19 information at the top of the Announcements Box. Included in the Announcements box are linksContinue reading “Important COVID-19 Resources from OCA”

An Important Message: TMCEC Training Summer 2020

As our first entry to our newly rebuilt blog, Full Court Press, I would like to share an important message from TMCEC Executive Director, Ryan Turner, about what lies ahead with regards to live training for the rest of the academic year ending August 31, 2020. To hear it from Ryan himself, watch the videoContinue reading “An Important Message: TMCEC Training Summer 2020”