RESOURCES FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE BENCH
The TYLA frequently gathers information at the request of members of the judiciary in our state. In this section, you will find information about the jury process in Texas, a directory of local judges and rules, and other resources designed to enhance the relationship between the bench and the bar.
American Juror – The Decision Is Yours
American Juror is a web and video-based project dedicated to informing Texas citizens about jury service. It contains links to specific information regarding jury service, tips for reporting and serving as a juror, frequently asked questions, detailed information on the trial process, as well as a glossary containing definitions of common words used before and during jury trials. Also available on the website is a 15-minute video that you may watch to learn about the role of jury service in our American system of justice.
We appreciate your interest in this important civic duty.
Welcome to TYLA’s online judicial directory. We are hopeful that this directory becomes an important tool in your practice. The directory provides important and helpful information from each court including contact information, personal history, court preferences and other advice and tips. It presently includes information on state and the appellate courts. Judges are continuing to add information on their respective courts. It is by no means complete and will continue to become more robust over the next few months.
Additionally, we invite your comments, thoughts, etc. on how this tool might work better or errors or problems that you experienced in viewing the data. Please email us at TYLA@texasbar.com at your earliest convenience.
The judicial directory is a project of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and is provided free-of-charge to the members of the State Bar of Texas.
For additional information on the Texas judiciary, we recommend the following link to Texas Judiciary OnLine – http://www.courts.state.tx.us/.
Kids In The Crossfire
“Kids in the Crossfire” is a short video designed to emphasize the impact of parents’ behavior during divorce. Through dramatizations and interviews with children, parents, judges, and counselors who have been impacted by divorce or work in the family law field, the video gives parents a road map of behaviors to avoid and suggestions for improving communication and minimizing stress on children.