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Justice, 4th Court of Appeals, Place 7

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 appeals on civil and criminal cases from lower courts in its district.Período de 6 años. Debe tener una edad de 35-74 años, ser ciudadano estadounidense, residente de Texas, con licencia para practicar leyes en Texas, ser un votante registrado y tener por lo menos 10 años de experiencia como abogado o juez. Escucha apelaciones en casos civiles y penales de tribunales de primera instancia en su distrito.
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    Rebecca Martinez (Dem) Justice, Fourth Court of Appeals

  • Shane Stolarczyk (Rep)

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Background: What training, experience, and characteristics qualify you for this position?

Access to Justice: What recent developments, such as improved DNA testing, provide opportunities to improve the state's indigent defense system in civil and criminal cases appealed from district and county courts?

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Campaign Phone (210) 995-1444
Education Justice Martinez is an honors graduate of Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi, and Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, both with distinction. She is the recipient of the prestigious Faculty Award from Boston University School of Law.
Justice Rebeca Martinez is a proud daughter of a Vietnam War veteran, an honors graduate, recognized for her service to the profession, and the only sitting justice and candidate for Place 7 with almost 20 yrs of criminal and civil trial experience.
Texas has "the first-in-the-nation" pilot project in which indigent defendants choose their own lawyer, which promotes one's trust in having received procedural justice. The "Client Choice" project seeks to confront a reputation that appointed lawyers provide less than quality representation. We must promote the public's trust and confidence in equal justice for all.
Educated, experienced, and ethical, Justice Rebeca Martinez offers the judicial temperament, impartiality and professionalism necessary to preserving the public's trust in the judiciary. During her term, Justice Martinez has achieved her highest priority by reinforcing the public's trust in her courage, integrity and capacity to decide cases without fear or bias. Thank you
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