7th Administrative Judicial Region
San Angelo, Texas
The Honorable Ben Woodward, Presiding Judge
The state is divided into eleven administrative judicial regions. The office of the Seventh Administrative Judicial Region (7th AJR) is located in San Angelo, Texas. The 7th AJR was created by the legislature in 1927 and currently covers thirty-eight counties (listed below).
Presiding Judge Ben Woodward was appointed by the Governor in July 2023. 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.
- Tom Green