Judge, County Court at Law #1
Primary Election - Tuesday, March 6, 2018(Early Voting: Tuesday, February 20-Friday, March 2, 2018)A Lubbock County Court at Law Judge serves a 4-year term.
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Mark Hocker (Rep)
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. (325 characters, approx. 50 words)
SPECIALTY COURTS: How does the growing trend toward specialty courts improve legal procedures in Lubbock county? (450 characters, approx. 75 words)
SPEEDY AND FAIR JUSTICE: Explain the role of the judge in ensuring that justice is both speedy and fair. (450 characters, approx. 75 words)
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Bachelor of Environmental Design, Cum Laude, from Texas A&M College of Architecture in 1995. Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1998.
Licensed to practice law in Texas since 1998, I have tried more than 200 jury trials, including prosecuting & defending criminal cases and litigating civil matters state-wide. I have now served as Judge of CCAL #1 for 6 years presiding over primarily criminal and family law matters, but also handling probate, guardianships.
Specialty Courts are the most demonstrably effective means of rehabilitating addicted offenders, thereby restoring them to their families and simultaneously protecting our community by reducing recidivism and all the collateral costs associated therewith.
Due Process cannot be rushed, but justice delayed can be justice denied. The judge must ensure cases do not languish by setting meaningful hearings to force the lawyers and parties to address the issues and work towards resolution, in whatever form is appropriate.
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