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December 9, 2013

Local Justice of Peace attends seminar

HUNTSVILLE — Precinct 4 Judge James F. Mature was certified at the recent 20-hour Justice of the Peace Seminar held Nov. 17-20 in Galveston.

The seminar was sponsored by the Texas Justice Court Training Center, a division of Texas State University, with offices in Austin. The seminar is held for elected justices of the peace so they can fulfill their continuing judicial education requirements.

The seminar addressed topics such as the new rules of justice court, deferred disposition and D.S.C., juvenile criminal cases, failure to attend school classes, enforcement of civil judgments, tenants’ remedies, new legal and Attorney General opinions, family violence, commercial motor vehicle offenses, video magistration, specialized eviction issues, the justice of the peace’s role in preventing driving while intoxicated offenses, records management, legal research, inquests, magistration and enforcing criminal judgments.

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