Seguin Municipal Court Clerk receives certification after extensive qualification process

SEGUIN, Texas – The Municipal Court is proud to announce that Court Clerk Vanessa Herrera has received a Level I Certification.

To qualify for the Municipal Court Clerk Level I Certification, the clerk must complete 40 hours of continuing education and pass a four-hour exam. Areas covered in the exam include an overview of court ethics, authority and duties, procedures before trial, trial processes, traffic laws and more.

Herrera says she has come a long way professionally since she was first hired by the city in 1996 as an Office Education Student.

“When I was transferred to Municipal Court [in 2008] I had no experience in how the court worked. Since then, I have received lots of training; and now feel that I know my job quite well. I’m ready to take the next steps to complete further levels of certifications,” said Herrera.

The Municipal Court Clerk Certification Program is through the Texas Court Clerks Association (TCCA) in conjunction with the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC), the Texas Municipal Court Association (TMCA), and Texas State University – San Marcos.

Court Administrator, Landra Solansky, says Herrera is showing dedication and growth in the profession.

“Most citizens are not familiar with Court procedures and may be intimidated by the justice system. An educated Court Clerk is able to explain options and provide accurate information which allows a defendant to make an informed decision concerning their case,” said Solansky.

Solasky herself received the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Court Clerks Association during their annual conference earlier this month.
Vanessa Herrera, Municipal Court Clerk, receives Level I Certification

Posted by: Morgan Ash