Judicial Ethics & Bench Books
Managing High Profile Cases
The Conference of Court Public Information Officers (CCPIO) in conjunction with the National Judicial College, National Center for State Courts and the State Justice Institute have developed a new website to assist trial judges and court staff in planning for and managing high-profile cases. Despite the variety of circumstances that have pushed cases into the national spotlight, some techniques have proven useful and have become routine practice in high-profile cases.
Control Measures and Public Health Emergencies
Texas Center for the Judiciary 2014 Bench Book
To view the Bench Book online, go to www.yourhonor.com. Under the "Resources" tab, go to "Bench Books", then click the top link, "Texas Bench Book". At the login prompt, simply use your Texas Center login and password.
Texas Municipal Courts Education Center Bench Book
To view the Bench Book online, go to Texas Municipal Courts Education Center Bench Book.
OCA Texas Family Violence Benchbook
The Texas Family Violence Benchbook is a compilation of state and federal statutes, case law, and other resources related to domestic violence issues.
Statutes and case law on:
- Types of protective orders
- Crimes associated with family violence
- Duties of judges, law enforcement, and prosecutors
- Victims' rights
- Online resources
- Definitions of statutory terms
- Abstract of journal articles
- Lists of relevant state and federal statutes
- Summaries of relevant state and federal cases
Note: Within the documents, 2013 legislative changes are noted in red.