Seminar on the Sea

Seminar on the Sea (SOS)


Educational – Adventurous – Relaxing

4-Day Cruise to Cozumel and a 6-hour Training Seminar

Legislative Update & The Effect on Justice Courts


The Seminar

Outstanding Educational Seminar with Breathtaking Views

This 6-hour seminar offers a unique opportunity for Judges, Clerks and Attorneys to obtain a Legislative Updates and to have a discussion as to how the new laws will apply to Justice Courts.  Judges and Clerks will learn the new laws that will affect the courts.  Attorneys will have a unique opportunity to interact with Judges and their Clerks and see how these new laws will be applied in Justice Courts.

Judges will earn 6 hours that can be used toward their membership into the College of Justice Court Judges and Attorneys will earn 6 hours of CLE, all while cruising the Caribbean. (CLE Pending)  Registration for the seminar is only $25.00 for current members of TJCJA and $50.00 for non-member.  Cabin prices can be found below. The Registration Form for SOS and the Agenda for SOS 2017 are can be found by clicking the previous links and on our Seminar on the Seas Facebook page.

The Seminar Schedule

Fun Days at Sea

This 6-hour seminar will be broken into two 3-hour sessions.  The first session will be held Friday, November 10th, 2017, our first day at sea, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  The second session will be held Sunday, November 12th, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

The rest of the day is yours to use as you please.  There is lots to do on board, from mini golf and other sport activities, to bingo, art auctions, a friendly casino, food & more food, and of course, plenty of lounge chairs to relax the day away without cell phones.

But most importantly, take advantage of this great networking opportunity to meet and get to know judges, clerks, attorneys and other associates of our organization and court system.


The Cruise

Carnival Valor

The Carnival Valor is a wonderful venue for an educational experience and for your enjoyment after class, as the amenities will whisk you away to leisure, fun… and the unbelievable island of Cozumel. This lavish and exciting 4-day cruise to Cozumel offers relaxing days of swimming, fun and tranquil nights beneath the twinkle of clear, starry skies.

Taking this cruise will be an unforgettable trip and seminar experience. Prices for cabins are increasing. You may be eligible for additional reductions if you are a past Carnival Guest or former Military. Cruise price includes your room, meals and entertainment for the entire cruise.

Attendees will set sail on the Carnival Valor from Galveston at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th and will return Monday, November 13th. This cruise was selected to provide for the least amount of time to be out of the office as Friday, November 10th is a holiday for most.


The Attendees

Seminar & Cruise is Geared for Everyone

Justices of the Peace, Court Clerks, Constables, District Attorneys, County Attorneys, County Judges, County Commissioners, County Auditors, District Judges, Attorneys, Law Enforcement, Probation Officers, and their staffs should attend this informative seminar.  Each will come away with a better understanding of the new laws.  With this understanding, everyone should be able to better work together to serve the citizens of Texas.

But you do not have to attend the seminar to take advantage of this unique opportunity to network with your colleagues.  There will be plenty of time and other activities that will give you this chance.

This why you are encouraged to bring your families and friends along.  We all work long, hard hours and spend many hours away from our families and friends.  This will be a unique opportunity for all to fellowship and meet many of our colleagues.


The Booking Process

TJCJA is also encouraging our many sponsors and venders, their staffs and families to join us on this experience.  What better atmosphere to fellowship & network.

Contact our Travel Service at 409-762-2612.  Ask for Jo and let her know you are booking with the Judges’ Association and she will help you reserve your cabin, ensure you have the proper documents, get you cleared by Homeland Security and answer any of your questions concerning Carnival Cruise Line and this cruise.  For other questions, comments and tips on cruising, contact your TJCJA Cruise Coordinators Greg & Betty Magee,