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Section Report 2016-2017

Several board members have been instrumental in providing educational opportunities for the attorneys and justices of the peace members of the section. During the past year, the section had a CLE luncheon presentation on the Renewal and Revival of Judgments and added material to its website. The section also gave a CLE presentation at Annual Meeting on June 22, 2017, followed by a social event that evening.
The purpose of the section is to:

  1. further the administration of justice in the justice courts
  2. provide a forum for the exchange of information on matters of practice and procedure in justice courts
  3. provide information and educational opportunities for the membership
  4. cooperate closely with the State Bar of Texas and other professional organizations in developing, supporting, and promoting legal and professional activities affecting justice of the peace courts.

In addition to licensed attorneys in good standing with the State Bar, membership in the section is now open to all current and former Texas justices of the peace. Justices of the peace who are not licensed attorneys can become associate members of the section.

Purpose

The purpose of the section shall be to further the administration of justice in the Justice of the Peace Courts, to provide a forum for the exchange of information on matters of practice and procedure in Justice of the Peace Courts, to provide information and educational opportunities for the membership, and to cooperate closely with the State Bar of Texas and other professional organizations in developing, supporting and promoting legal and professional activities affecting Justice of the Peace Courts.

Membership

  • Membership in this section shall be open to all licensed attorneys in good standing of the State Bar of Texas and to Justices of the Peace or former Justices of the Peace.

 

  • Justices of the Peace who are not licensed attorneys shall be associate members of the section. Associate members may not hold themselves out as being members of the State Bar or make any representation that they are licensed by the State Bar.