Texas Government Code

Sec. § 74.0551
Certification of Willingness Not to Appear and Plead As an Attorney


(a)

The two-year period provided for in Section 74.055 (List of Retired and Former Judges Subject to Assignment)(c)(6) is from January 1 of one year through December 31 of the next year.

(b)

An initial certification of willingness not to appear and plead made before the judge leaves active service extends through December 31 of the year following the year in which the judge leaves active service. An initial certification made after the judge leaves active service extends through December 31 of the year following the year in which the certification is made.

(c)

The person’s second and subsequent certifications begin on the January 1 following the year in which the initial certification ends and each second January 1 thereafter, unless a written revocation is filed with the presiding judge not later than the 30th day before the date the revocation takes effect. A revocation may not take effect until the completion of the initial certification period under Subsection (b).

(d)

If a revocation is not filed, recertification for subsequent two-year periods takes effect by operation of law.

(e)

A revocation may be rescinded and a certification of willingness not to appear and plead reinstated only on written request to the presiding judge and with the consent of the presiding judge.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 646, Sec. 9, eff. Aug. 28, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 10, Sec. 1, eff. April 12, 1995.
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