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Justice Texas Supreme Court Place 6

6-year term. Must be age 35-74 years, a U.S. Citizen, a Texas resident, licensed to practice law in Texas, a registered voter, and have at least 10 years experience as a lawyer or judge. Hears final appeals of decisions on civil cases and attorney discipline, issuing writs of mandamus/habeas corpus, and conducting proceedings for removal of judges.Elegido para un período de 6 años. Debe tener entre 35-74 años de edad, ser ciudadano estadounidense, ser residente de Texas, con licencia para practicar leyes en Texas, ser un votante registrado, y tener al menos 10 años de experiencia como abogado o juez. Falla en casos de apelaciones finales de decisiones sobre casos civiles y de disciplina fiscal, de órdenes de hábeas corpus, y administra los procedimientos para la suspensión de jueces.
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Background: What training, experience, and characteristics qualify you for this position?

Public Protection: The Texas Supreme Court oversees and controls rules and standards for the legal profession. What changes, if any, are needed to provide better protection to the public?

Judicial selection: What changes in the judicial selection process, if any, would improve impartiality and public accountability of judges? Explain.

Responsibilities: Which responsibility of a Texas Supreme Court justice is your highest priority and how do you intend to accomplish it?

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Campaign Phone (713) 623-1633
Education Bachelor of Science-Biology from LSU-S. Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law Houston formerly known as South Texas College of Law.
I have been in private practice for over seventeen years. My areas of practice include but not limited to estate planning, probate litigation, commercial litigation, real estate law, family law, tax law, and criminal law.
To better serve the general public, the Texas Supreme Court should provide informative events or publications informing the general public of the existence of the rules and standards that legal professionals must adhere to. Without knowledge of its existence, the general public lacks knowledge that they are able to file complaints against their counsels if the need arises
To improve judicial impartiality, judicial candidates should not be required to designate its political party affiliation. When judges are elected through non-partisan election, judges are then truly accountable to the general public since judges are no longer elected because of their political party affiliation and not under pressure to rule .
Ideally providing a bench conference whereby justices and lawyers are provided a venue to conduct Q & A sessions to determine how to make the Texas Supreme Court more efficient than in its present stage. In addition, finding ways to better notice the general public of their rights and method of reporting grievance claims against lawyers.