Seminar on the Sea (SOS)


Educational - Adventurous - Relaxing

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

Unique Issues Facing Justice & Municipal Courts


SOS Registration 2019

SOS Agenda 2019

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 & municipal courts, with an emphasis toward legislative changes. Through interaction with instructors and other attendees, judges and clerks 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 the 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 $50.00 for current members of TJCJA and $75.00 for non- members. Registration Forms and the agenda will be posted on our website and on the Seminar on the Sea’s 2019 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 Thursday, November 7th, 2019, our first day at sea, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The second session will be held Sunday, November 10th, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The rest of the day is yours to use as you please. There is lots to do on board; there is dancing, a rock-climbing wall, pools, 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 court system.

The Cruise

Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas

The Enchantment of the Seas 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 the port of Costa Maya. This exciting 5-day cruise 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. Starting cabin price is $350.00 and may increase as time goes by. You may be eligible for additional reductions if you are a past Royal Caribbean’s guest or former Military.Cruise price includes your room, meals and entertainment for the entire cruise. We ask that you book through our travel agent, as it helps our group in obtaining additional perks & activities from the cruise line.

Attendees will set sail on the Enchantment of the Seas from Galveston at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6h and will return Monday, November 11th. This cruise was selected to provide for the least amount of time out of the office as Monday, November 11th is a holiday for most.

The Attendees

Seminar & Cruise is Geared for Everyone

Justices of the Peace, Municipal Judges, 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 our 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 is 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.

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?

The Booking Process

Contact our Travel Service at 409-762-2612. Ask for Jo or Ray and let them know you are booking with the Judges' Association and they 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 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and this cruise. PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE. For other questions, comments and tips on cruising, contact your TJCJA Cruise Coordinators Greg & Betty Magee, or visit our Facebook Page at