5th Administrative Judicial Region
Corpus Christi, Texas
The Honorable Missy Medary, Presiding Judge
The state is divided into nine administrative judicial regions. The office of the Fifth Administrative Judicial Region (5th AJR) is located in Corpus Christi, Texas. The 5th AJR was created by the legislature in 1927 and currently covers eleven counties (listed below).
Presiding Judge Missy Medary was originally appointed by the Governor in 2015. The duties of the presiding judge include promulgating and implementing regional rules of administration, advising local judges on judicial management, recommending changes to the Supreme Court for the improvement of judicial administration, and acting for local administrative judges in their absence. The presiding judges also have the authority to assign visiting judges to hold court when necessary to dispose of accumulated business in the region.
- Jim Hogg
- Jim Wells