Serving as judge of the 177th District Court is an incredible honor.
On September 10, 2012, I took the bench and began to restore order to the 177th District Court. I inherited the second largest felony docket with a multi-year backlog of cases. This past two years have been very busy as my staff and I have reduced the number of pending cases, particularly those older than two years, by implementing new docketing practices. The 177th, along with five other courts are curently engaged in a pilot project that will completely change the way dockets are managed in Harris County – a major change. Our trial backlog has been reduced by 35% and the overall docket by 10%. Currently, the 177th is the most efficient criminal court in Harris County. I will also continue to reduce the burden on tax payers by working with other county departments to inject more technology to the courtroom, cutting back on manual paper filings and other duplicated work.
As your judge, I pray for wisdom, for discernment, and for the unfathomable blessing of serving as your judge.
As a Criminal District Court, I am expected to administer “Justice” in whatever form that is, and I pray that I do so according to God’s grace and mercy.
1 Cor 10:31