Lecture 5 - Lecture5 21:39 TrialCourtsofTexas...

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Lecture 5 21:39 Trial Courts of Texas Lowest tier courts JP, Small Claims, and municipal courts Can Appeal from lower tier courts to higher courts (trial courts) You will get a second jury trial (start over) Goes to either the county court or the county court at law Texas constitution creates the county court… only one county court in each  county in Texas because the county judge is head of this court o Judge does not need legal training o Has appellate  jurisdiction over lower tier courts or starts here for median  dollar amount and class A and B misdemeanors  o Probate jurisdiction  o Problem is one judge hearing all these things wouldn’t work therefore the  county court at law was developed County court at law was created by the legislature at different times o Can do everything county court could do and more o Said judge must have a law degree and be in good standing o Some have higher dollar amount and some have family jurisdiction  District court (highest trial court) state office state judge o District judge makes more money than county court at law. . money  pyramid o May be several counties large go from court house to court house o Brazos county has 3 district judges but some have to share judges
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course MGMT 209 taught by Professor Swim during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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Lecture 5 - Lecture5 21:39 TrialCourtsofTexas...

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