What is RACA ?

Rural Association for Court Administration

Texas Rural Association for Court AdministrationRural Association for Court Administration (RACA) was formed in 1997 and is made up of Court Coordinators and Court Administrators from rural counties in Texas. Our primary goal is to provide members with continuing education specifically tailored for rural counties and their needs. RACA has annual conferences held in different counties across the state hosted by that county's court coordinators/administrators. It is both interesting and fun to visit and learn about the judicial courts in other Texas counties.

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Mandatory CLE Hours

Continuing Education for Court Coordinators

Click Here to download more information. Court coordinators of district and statutory county courts are required to complete 16 hours of continuing education each year, except as otherwise provided by statute or the Rules of Education promulgated by the Court of Criminal Appeals. See Section 74.106 of the Texas Government Code and Rule 6 of the Rules of Judicial Education promulgated by the Court of Criminal Appeals for more information.

When a court coordinator attends an approved continuing education program, the coordinator will submit a form provided by the Texas Center for the Judiciary ("Texas Center") to the Texas Center documenting the hours attended. The Texas Center is responsible for tracking the education hours of court coordinators.

Helpful Links and Resources

Education and Networking

Texas Office of Court AdministrationTexas Office of Court Administration

The Office of Court Administration (OCA) is a unique state agency in the Judicial Branch that operates under the direction and supervision of the Supreme Court of Texas and the Chief Justice. Our mission is to provide resources and information for the efficient administration of the Judicial Branch of Texas.

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Texas Association for Court Administration (TACA)

The Texas Association for Court Administration (TACA) was organized in 1976 to:

  1. Encourage and promote continuing education
  2. Assist in maintaining professional standards for Court Administration, and
  3. Aid in identifying individual needs in the Courts to improve the administration of justice

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National Association for Court Management

NACM provides court management professionals the opportunity to increase their proficiency while working with colleagues to improve the administration of the court department. From education to networking to strategic planning for the future, our organization aims to improve court management here in the United States and abroad. Because a strong court system leads to economic development and human rights for all.

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State Bar of Texas

The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the state’s judicial branch that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the Minimum Continuing Legal Education program for attorneys, and manages the grievance process.

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TCDRS Member Services

Contact information for your County Retirement System

  • Phone
    800-823-7782

  • Hours
    Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

  • Email
    memberservices@tcdrs.org

  • Mailing Address
    PO Box 2034, Austin, Texas 78768-2034

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Rural Association for Court Administration

Providing Educational and Network Resources

Courts in rural jurisdictions experience many of the same challenges of courts in larger more urban areas; however, the magnitude of these challenges can be quite different and require unique solutions in many cases. Innovation for Court Administration that is common in larger urban courts is not easily transferable to rural courts for a variety of reasons. Texas RACA aims to help overcome these barriers and provide a network for Court Administrators.

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Rural Association for Court Administration Conferences