6th Administrative Judicial Region
The Honorable Stephen B. Ables, Presiding Judge
The state is divided into nine administrative judicial regions. The office of the Sixth Administrative Judicial Region (6th AJR) is located in Kerrville, Texas, and currently covers twenty-four counties (listed below).
Presiding Judge Stephen B. Ables was originally appointed by the Governor in 1995. 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.
- El Paso
- Jeff Davis
- Val Verde