Texas Government Code - Section 25.0512. Cooke County Court At Law Provisions
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§ 25.0512. COOKE COUNTY COURT AT LAW PROVISIONS. (a) In
addition to meeting the qualifications of office in Section
25.0014, the judge of a county court at law in Cooke County must
meet the qualifications of office for a district judge provided by
Section 7, Article V, Texas Constitution.
(b) The judge of a county court at law may not engage in the
private practice of law.
(c) The judge of a county court at law shall be paid annual
compensation equal to the annual compensation, including all
supplements, paid from any public source to a district judge in the
county. The salary of the judge of a county court at law shall be
paid in equal installments at least monthly.
(d) The commissioners court, on proper request by the
appropriate official in charge of a department, may employ as many
additional assistant attorneys, deputy sheriffs, and deputy clerks
as are shown to the commissioners court's satisfaction to be
necessary to serve each county court at law.
(e) A court officer appointed by the judge of a county court
at law shall be sworn by the judge by an oath in the general form
provided by law for appointed officials. The judge shall modify the
oath to apply to the particular officer and duties or to conform to
any statutory oath required for the particular position.
(f) An official court reporter of a county court at law may
(1) annual compensation equal to the annual
compensation paid the official court reporters serving each
district court in Cooke County; and
(2) any longevity pay to which the reporter is
entitled under a county compensation program.
(g) The laws governing the drawing, selection, service, and
pay of jurors for county courts apply to a county court at law.
Jurors regularly impaneled for a week by the district court may, on
request of the judge of a county court at law, be made available and
shall serve for the week in a county court at law. The jury in a
county court at law is composed of six members.
(h) Practice and procedure, appeals, and writs of error in a
county court at law are as prescribed by law for county courts,
except that practice and procedure, rules of evidence, and all
other matters pertaining to the conduct of trials and hearings in a
county court at law, other than the number of jurors, that involve
eminent domain cases and cases in which a district court and county
court at law have concurrent jurisdiction are governed by the laws
and rules pertaining to district courts.
(i) The judges of each district court and county court at
law in Cooke County may enter joint local administrative orders
providing for the exchange of benches in cases in which a district
court and county court at law have concurrent jurisdiction.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 535, § 1, eff. Dec. 1, 2001.
Last modified: August 11, 2007