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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3

Primary Election - Tuesday, March 6, 2018(Early Voting: Tuesday, February 20-Friday, March 2, 2018)A Lubbock County Justice of the Peace serves a 4-year term.
  • Aurora Chaides-Hernandez (Dem) Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3

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TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. (325 characters, approx. 50 words)

RESPONSIBILITIES: What are the responsibilities of the Justice of the Peace? (450 characters, approx. 75 words)

Campaign Phone (806) 747-7187
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Education TTU Human Development and Family Studies, TTU School of Nursing, TTU School of Law
This is my 22nd year serving as judge. My education consists of degrees in nursing, human development and family studies and law. I have over 500 hours in continuing judicial/legal education and nursing education. I have demonstrated fairness and impartiality, proven dedication and a strong work ethic.
Handles cases from filing to appeal. Exclusive jurisdiction in eviction suits and concurrent jurisdiction with CCL in all class C misdemeanor and civil cases where amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000. Examples include: Issuance of bad checks, traffic, parks and wildlife, stolen property, truancy, administrative hearings. On call 24 hrs for arraignments, probable cause hearings and to administer juvenile rights, and magistrate duties.