Texas Judges

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Judges of Texas are elected, all the way to the Supreme Courts. Starting with the lowest court the justice of the peace, the qualifications to become a judge a very simple. First officials must be a United States citizen, a resident of the state of Texas, and a resident of their district for at least one year and only 18 years of age. This may seem to be young but I met some 18-year-olds who are more mature than some 30-year-olds I have met. And as far as education goes they only have to go to the Texas justice Center chords training center in Austin Texas for two weeks. They also serve a term of four years. They are also required to obtain 80 hours during the first year in office and 20 hours annually thereafter. These courts here class…show more content…
Precincts within each county establish these courts and when you look at Collin County there are 3. Like the Justice of the Peace courts, Municipal courts also handle misdemeanors punishable by fines only. Miscible courts have jurisdiction over violations of city ordinance with find up to 2000, and miscible judges may issue search and arrest warrants, that they have only limited civil jurisdiction. Miscible court, like the justice of the peace courts, functioned primarily as traffic court. In 2012 miscible courts dispose of slightly more than 6 million cases. About 4.9 4 million of these cases or traffic and parking. They also hear cases unlimited civil penalties and cases involving dangerous dogs. And like the justice of the peace they also do magistrate functions. Officials must be a United States citizen, a resident of the state of Texas, and a resident of their district for at least one year. They also have to be a lawyer. Also serve for 2 to 4 years. I also believe they should be elected for they see more of the people in their…show more content…
and have practiced law as a lawyer, judge, or some combination there for at least four years. Responsibilities include, original jurisdiction in civil actions over $200 or $500, divorce, title to land, contested elections, and contested probate matters. Original jurisdiction in felony criminal matters. The sensitive matter juvenile and 13 district courts are named criminal district court, some others directed to give preference to certain specialized areas. Although the cases in the District Court are more sensitive and lengthier I still believe this court should be elected. Witch the qualification to be a District Court Judge being over 25 and then practicing for at least four years with all the schooling and the practice as he’s had he should be well-educated and well rounded in this
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