2018 Annual Criminal & Civil Law Update

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 to Friday, September 21, 2018

Come one, come all to TDCAA’s Annual Criminal and Civil Law Update! This year, we’ll be in sunny Galveston at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center, a beautiful venue. As always, there is something for everyone at the Annual:  six tracks ranging from trial techniques and civil law to mental health and narcotics, plus specialized sessions for investigators, key personnel, victim assistance coordinators, rural prosecutors, and those in juvenile law. You won’t want to miss this chance for 12-plus hours of CLE or TCOLE credit—register today!

Registration for the 2018 Annual Criminal & Civil Law Update is now closed. You can register onsite beginning Tuesday, September 18.

The FREE Tuesday, September 18 VAWA Grant Domestic Violence Training requires a separate registration. Registration is now closed. You can register onsite.

Click HERE to access the course materials received to date. Check back for updates and additions. (A password will be emailed approximately one week prior to the conference.)

Click HERE to evaluate the speakers for each session in real time or up to two weeks after the conference. (This link will be live on the first day of the conference.)

Ground Transportation: For ground transportation options, the brochure below gives you Uber, shuttle and other ways to get around Galveston.

Local Galveston Attractions- Show your conference badge and receive 50% off when purchasing tickets at Pirates and Ghosts.

Hotel Information

Note: Please be cognizant of other offices when reserving multiple rooms. Overbooking rooms and NOT canceling them before the cut-off date creates unused rooms that can become a financial responsibility to TDCAA and causes offices to book non-TDCAA hotels at a much higher rate.

Please make room reservations in an attendee’s name, not a county or office ­administrator’s name. If reserving more than one room, do not make all reservations in the same name. TDCAA is allotted a certain number of rooms at the state rate so please do not ­overbook hotel rooms! All rates are plus taxes and you must identify yourself with TX District & County Attorneys Association (or TDCAA) to get the special rates.

Rates are available through August 27 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first.

Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center is the host hotel and is located at Seven Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554. Call (888) 388-8484 to make reservations. The group rate at this hotel is the prevailing state per diem, currently $119. Overnight self-parking is complimentary. As of 1/5/18, this hotel is sold out.

Courtyard Galveston Island is located at 9550 Seawall Blvd. Call (888) 236-2427 to make reservations. The group rate at this hotel is $109 single/$119 double occupancy. This hotel is 8 minutes in driving distance away from Moody Gardens Convention Center. Overnight self-parking is complimentary. You must use the group code SPU to get the discounted rate. As of 8/23/18, this hotel has rooms available.

TownePlace Suites Galveston Island is located at 9540 Seawall Blvd. Call (888) 236-2427 to make reservations. The group rate at this hotel is $109 single/$119 double occupancy. This hotel is 7 minutes in driving distance away from Moody Gardens Convention Center. Overnight self-parking is complimentary. This hotel offers complimentary breakfast. As of 8/23/18, this hotel has rooms available.

Holiday Inn Resort is located at 5002 Seawall Blvd. Call (800) 465-4329 to make reservations.The group rate at this hotel is $119 and there are a limited number of rooms available. Rates are available through August 15 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. More rooms added on 8/23/18.

Springhill Suites is located at 6303 Broadway Street. Call (409) 740-9443 to make reservations. The group rate at this hotel is $119 and there are a limited number of rooms available. Rates are available through August 15 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. Rooms may still be available as of 8/23/18.

Four Points Sheraton is located at 2300 Sea Wall Blvd. Call (866) 716-8133 to make reservations or click here to book at TDCAA's reservation page. The group rate is $119. Overnight self-parking is complimentary. Rooms may still be available as of 8/23/18.