By from the UI, I mean the jBPM console.
I know there is a way to get the task that fired the event, but is there a way to get the task instance?
I guess I could solve this by getting all instances from the executionContext.getTaskMgmtInstance().getTaskInstances();
Then looping through and finding the task where the token is the same as the token off of the action... but I assume there is a better way?
no, afaik there is not (but that is from the top of my head, no IDE at hand to check)