Bail Reform Affecting Municipal Courts

Apr 03, 2022

During the second special legislative session of 2021, the Texas Legislature passed and Governor Abbott signed SB 6 enacting bail reform in several areas including substantive and procedural law, required training, and resources. This session will highlight the most significant and notable changes of which municipal judges need to be aware. 

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

List substantive and procedural changes enacted by this bill passed during the Second Special Legislative Session of the 87th Texas Legislature relating to municipal court and municipal judges’ roles as magistrates;
Identify the different effective dates of various relevant provisions; and
Discuss best practices and methods for implementing procedural changes required by the new legislation.

Details and Instructions: **NEW INFORMATION - READ CAREFULLY**

Webinars last approximately one hour and will begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp. To view the webinar, you must log into the TMCEC Online Learning Center. Please follow these instructions to login:

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Posted by: Pat Monks