Texas Government Code - Section 25.1972. Reeves County Court At Law Provisions
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§ 25.1972. REEVES COUNTY COURT AT LAW PROVISIONS. (a) In
addition to the jurisdiction provided by Section 25.0003 and other
law, a county court at law in Reeves County has concurrent
jurisdiction with the district court in family law cases and
(b) A county court at law has the same terms of court as a
district court in Reeves County.
(c) Repealed by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 746, § 70, eff.
Oct. 1, 1991.
(d) The judge of a county court at law may not engage in the
private practice of law in a court in this state.
(e) The judge of a county court at law shall be paid an
annual salary that does not exceed 90 percent of the total salary
paid the district judge. The salary shall be paid out of the county
treasury on order of the commissioners court. The judge is entitled
to travel expenses and necessary office expenses, including
administrative and clerical assistance.
(f) A special judge of a county court at law may be appointed
or elected in the manner provided by law for the appointment or
election of a special county judge. If the judge of a county court
at law is disqualified to try a case pending in the judge's court,
the parties or their attorneys may agree on the selection of a
special judge to try the case. A special judge is entitled to
receive for each day served compensation in an amount equal to 1/365
of the annual salary of the regular judge, to be paid out of the
county's general fund by the commissioners court.
(g) The district clerk serves as clerk of a county court at
law in family law cases and proceedings, and the county clerk serves
as clerk of the court in all other matters.
(h) The county sheriff shall, in person or by deputy, attend
a county court at law as required by the judge.
(i) Practice in a county court at law is that prescribed by
law for county courts, except that practice and procedure, rules of
evidence, issuance of process and writs, and all other matters
pertaining to the conduct of trials and hearings involving family
law cases and proceedings are governed by this section and the laws
and rules pertaining to district courts. If a family law case is
tried before a jury, the jury shall be composed of 12 members.
(j) 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 a 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.
(k) All cases appealed from the justice courts and other
courts of inferior jurisdiction in the county shall be appealed to a
county court at law under the provisions governing appeals to
Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 148, § 4.01, eff. Sept. 1,
1987. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 746, § 50, 70, eff.
Oct. 1, 1991.
Last modified: August 11, 2007