Pursuant to the Supreme Court's Twenty-Second Emergency Order, the Office of Court Administration has released a report entitled Jury Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Observations & Recommendations. The report details the actions taken by the Texas Judiciary during the pandemic, including observations from the twenty jury trials conducted since March under the Supreme Court's Emergency Orders. The report details several recommendations for resuming jury trial proceedings during the pandemic.
The Office of Court Administration has published the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Statistical Report for the Texas Judiciary, which contains state-level data trends, court-level data trends and details statistics across the courts and case types in the state.
The Office of Court Administration published the Guardianship Abuse, Fraud, and Exploitation Deterrence Program Annual Report FY19.? On September 1, 2019 the OCA initiated the Guardianship Abuse, Fraud, and Exploitation Deterrence Program (GAFEDP) pursuant to SB 31 (86th Session) to provide assistance to courts throughout the state in the administration of guardianship cases. This report provides and overview of the program’s work.
The Texas Judicial Council has published its 86th Legislative Update.?It contains summaries of bills passed during the 86th Legislative session that impact the judiciary.
Chief Justice Hecht delivered the State of the Judiciary at 11:00 am, February 6, 2019. Read the transcript of his speech.