Tex. Gov't Code Section 56.005
Judicial Education Committees


(a)

The court of criminal appeals shall appoint the court of criminal appeals education committee to recommend educational requirements and course content, credit, and standards for judges and court personnel of appellate courts, district courts, statutory county courts, and county courts performing judicial functions. The court of criminal appeals shall appoint at least two appellate judges, four district court judges, two statutory county court judges, and one judge of a county court performing judicial functions. The court of criminal appeals may appoint not more than six additional members. Members serve at the will of the court of criminal appeals.

(b)

An entity receiving a grant of funds from the court of criminal appeals for the education of justices of the peace and their court personnel shall designate a committee to recommend educational requirements and course content, credit, and standards for the purposes of the grant awarded.

(c)

An entity receiving a grant of funds from the court of criminal appeals under this chapter for the education of municipal court judges and their personnel shall designate a committee to recommend educational requirements and course content, credit, and standards for the purposes of the grant awarded.

(d)

The court of criminal appeals education committee and any committee established as provided by Subsection (b) or (c) shall meet at least twice a year to:

(1)

review and recommend course content, credit, and standards for initial and continuing judicial education for judges and court personnel; and

(2)

make recommendations and take other action necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

(e)

The court of criminal appeals education committee and any committee established as provided by Subsection (b) or (c) shall:

(1)

recommend to the court of criminal appeals the minimum educational requirements for judges and court personnel; and

(2)

issue an annual report to the court of criminal appeals that lists the courses, credits, and standards for the judges and court personnel.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 2, Sec. 8.34(a), eff. Aug. 28, 1989. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 896, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Source: Section 56.005 — Judicial Education Committees, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­56.­htm#56.­005 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 56.005’s source at texas​.gov