Seminar on the Sea

Seminar on the Sea (SOS)


Educational – Adventurous – Relaxing

5-Day Cruise to Cozumel / Progreso and a 6-hour Training Seminar

Unique Issues Facing Justice Courts


Registration for SOS 2018

The Seminar

Outstanding Educational Seminar with Breathtaking Views

This 6-hour seminar offers a great opportunity for Judges, Clerks and Attorneys to meet in a relaxed setting and have an in-depth look at current and unique issues facing justice courts.  Through interaction with instructors and other attendees, judges and clerk will gain additional knowledge that will enhance their courts to better serve the public, while attorneys will have a unique opportunity to interact with judges and their clerks and to see how these unique issues are being handle by justice courts, so they may enhance their services to their own clients.

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-members.  Cabin prices can be found below.  Registration Forms and the agenda will be posted on our website and on the Seminar on the Seas Facebook page when finalized.


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 Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, our first day at sea, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  The second session will be held Friday, November 16th, 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 and then to Progreso.   This exciting 5-day cruise to Cozumel / Progreso 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 Monday, November 12th and will return Saturday, November 17th.  This cruise was selected to provide for the least amount of time to be out of the office as Monday, November 12th 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 how justice courts work.  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, or visit our Facebook Page at