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2015-02-19

Local judge attends seminar

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Pictured: Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Bobbie Jo Basinger

Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Bobbie Jo Basinger was certified at a 20-hour Justice of the Peace Seminar held recently in San Antonio.
The seminar was sponsored by the Texas Justice Court Training Center, a division of Texas State University with offices in Austin. By attending the seminar, elected justices of the peace fulfill their Continuing Judicial Education Requirements as mandated by the Texas Government Code.
Topics addressed in the multi-day seminar included deferred disposition and DSC, juvenile criminal and truancy cases, enforcement of civil judgments, tenants' disputes, occupation diver licenses, mental health, commercial motor vehicle offenses, debt claim cases and specialized eviction cases. Other issues included the justice of the peace's role in preventing DWI offenses, child welfare and disabilities, legal research, inquests, magistration and enforcing criminal judgments.