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Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 3

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. Reviews all death penalty cases and applications for habeas corpus in felony cases, hears final appeals on criminal cases, and administers publicly funded judicial and attorney education.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 con 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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    Brett Busby (Rep) Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 3

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

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Campaign Phone (713) 443-2583
Twitter @BrettBusby
Education J.D., Columbia Law School; A.B., Duke University
I clerked at the U.S. Supreme Court, built a successful appellate practice at Bracewell, and became Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law. I have served on the court for five years, earning high ratings from the lawyers who appear before me.
I chair the Rules and Legislation Committee for the Texas Access to Justice Commission. Our current projects include: revising the Code of Judicial Conduct to show how judges and clerks can help self-represented litigants access the court system; and revising the State Bar Rules to allow retired and out-of-state attorneys to provide free legal advice.
A justice's responsibility is to give the parties in each case a fair hearing and decide the issues they raise impartially based on the law and the record before the court. I work hard to meet this goal each day by studying the parties' arguments, being engaged and courteous when questioning attorneys, and writing clear, understandable opinions.