Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals, 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 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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Gisela D. Triana (Dem)
Judge, 200th District Court
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?
Which responsibility of a Court of Appeals justice and is your highest priority and how do you intend to accomplish it?
University of Texas School of Law, JD 1988;
University of Texas at San Antonio, BA-Political Science, Magna Cum Laude 1985;
Tom C. Clark HS, San Antonio, TX 1982
For over 22 years, I have presided over all levels of our state trial courts and have dealt with a broad scope of complex legal issues. I have earned a reputation for being fair, balanced, courteous, and for listening to all sides of a case.
Along with the furthering of the development of forensic science, one of the most important improvements to our state's indigent defense system would be the allocation of the necessary resources, not only just for lawyers, but also for their support personnel (investigators, experts, staff) to ensure that indigent defendants are provided legal assistance that is meaningful
My first priority is the adherence to the rule of law and its principles. The dispensation of justice towards all parties should be without regard to race, national origin, religion, or socio/economic status. Popular opinion should not dictate or influence the administration of justice. I will rely on my 22 years of judicial experience to achieve fair and impartial result.
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