Justice, 5th Court of Appeals, Place 12
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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Ken Molberg (Dem)
Judge, 95th 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?
Bachelor of Arts, University of North Texas, Denton
Juris Doctor, SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas
I have over 40 years of experience in the legal profession at the trial and appellate levels. I have served as Judge of the 95th District Court of Dallas County since 2009. I am currently the Local Administrative District Judge of Dallas County.
Texans, regardless of financial status, deserve access to legal representation in our justice system. The funding for current programs has dwindled on the civil side and has failed to keep pace with needs on the criminal side. On the civil side, we must support and expand equal access to justice programs.
I believe that the most important obligations of any judge or justice are to listen well, provide a forum where arguments receive a full hearing, and ultimately follow the laws of Texas, while ensuring that every proceeding of the court is conducted in a manner that makes both parties feel they have been treated fairly by the justice system.
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