Texas Government Code - Section 25.2462. Wilbarger County Court At Law Provisions
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§ 25.2462. WILBARGER 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 Wilbarger County has concurrent
jurisdiction with the district court in family law cases and
(b) A county court at law has concurrent jurisdiction with
the justice court in all criminal matters prescribed by law for
justice courts. This subsection does not deny the right of appeal
to a county court at law from a justice court in cases in which the
right of appeal to the county court exists.
(c) The judge of a county court at law may not engage in the
private practice of law.
(d) If the regular judge of a county court at law is absent,
disabled, or disqualified from presiding, the presiding judge of
the administrative judicial region in which the county is located
may appoint a person licensed to practice law in this state to sit
as a special judge.
(e) The special judge must have the same qualifications as
the regular judge, except that the only residency requirement for a
person who is a retired district court or county court at law judge
is that the retired judge reside in the administrative judicial
(f) A special judge must take the oath of office required by
law of the regular judge. A special judge has all the powers and
jurisdiction of the court and of the regular judge. A special judge
may sign orders, decrees, judgments, or other process as "Judge
Presiding" when acting for the regular judge.
(g) A special judge is entitled to receive for services
actually performed the same amount of compensation that the regular
judge receives for the services. The compensation shall be paid out
of county funds on certification by the presiding judge of the
administrative judicial region that the special judge has rendered
the services and is entitled to receive the compensation. The
amount paid to a special judge may not be deducted or paid out of the
salary of the regular judge.
(h) The county attorney and the county sheriff shall attend
a county court at law as required by the judge. 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 cases and proceedings.
(i) The judge of a county court at law may appoint a court
coordinator or administrative assistant. A court coordinator or
administrative assistant performs the duties prescribed by the
judge and cooperates with the administrative judges and state
agencies for the uniform and efficient operation of the courts and
the administration of justice. The court coordinator or
administrative assistant is entitled to be paid from county funds
the compensation, fees, and allowances set by the commissioners
court or as otherwise provided by law.
(j) The commissioners court shall provide the deputy
clerks, bailiffs, and other personnel necessary to operate a county
court at law.
(k) A jury in a county court at law shall be composed of six
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 681, § 2, eff. Aug. 30, 1993.
Last modified: August 11, 2007