Welcome to the State Bar of Texas Justice Court Section Website
This site is designed to help Justice Court Section members and their staff with information to enhance the work of their offices. On this site, you will find:
- Upcoming Events and Trainings
- A Message from the Current Section Chair
- The Section Board of Directors, Officers and Contact Information
- A Library of Past and Continuing Education Training Events
- The Section By-Laws
- How to Join the Section
The purpose of the Justice Courts Section of the State Bar of Texas shall be to further the administration of justice in the Texas Justice Courts, to provide a forum for the exchange of information on matters of practice and procedure in the Justice Courts, to provide information and education opportunities for the membership, and to cooperate closely with the State Bar of Texas and other professional organizations in developing, supporting and promoting legal and professional activities affecting The Texas Justice Courts.
A Message from the Section Chair
During the 2022-2023 term, the Justice Courts Section maintained its mission of furthering the administration of justice in Justice Courts, providing a forum for the exchange of information on matters of practice and procedure in Justice Courts, providing information and educational opportunities for its membership, and to cooperating closely with the State Bar of Texas and other professional organizations in developing, supporting and promoting legal and professional activities affecting Justice Courts.
During the 2022-2023 term, the Section changed its name from “Justice of the Peace Courts Section” to the “Justice Courts Section” to reflect the 500 series of the Rules in the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure which were adopted by the Texas Supreme Court almost a decade ago. Section officer, Marty Leewright, represented the Section well when he attended the State Bar of Texas’ Council of Chairs meeting in October 2022.
During the 2022-2023 term, the Section continued to provide virtual (Zoom) one-hour lunchtime CLEs, including offering some Ethics Credit.
The Section looks forward to reconnecting in person at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in June 2023, and further looks forward to providing a legislative update CLE presentation.
I extend my sincere gratitude to my fellow officers and directors for their outstanding contributions and efforts in helping make the 2022-2023 term a success.
Scott Fournier, Chair
Membership in this section shall be open to all licensed attorneys in good standing of the State Bar of Texas and to Justice Court Judge or former Justice Court Judge.
Justice Court Judges who are not licensed attorneys shall be associate members of the section. Associate members may not hold themselves out as being members of the State Bar or make any representation that they are licensed by the State Bar.