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Education Committee

This requirement for this committee is established by the Court of Criminal Appeals’ “Rules of Judicial Education”. Each committee member shall be familiar with the “Rules of Judicial Education”. The committee is responsible to assure that the “Rules of Judicial Education” are followed. The Rules grant this committee autonomous authority (1) to approve judicial continuing education programs to satisfy mandatory judicial education requirements, (2) to rule on request for waivers for non-compliance with mandatory judicial education requirements, and (3) to report to the Court of Criminal Appeals, by November 1, the names of judges who either did not comply with the mandatory judicial education requirements or were not granted a waiver.

The committee will submit to the TMCEC Board of Directors for approval the committee’s recommendation of other matters such as dates and locations of TMCEC seminars, registration fees, compensation to speakers, and all other matters except those not exclusively assigned to the committee by the “Rules of Judicial Education”.

Hon. Michael Acuna, Chair
Municipal Judge
City of Dallas
Tel: 214.671.9934

Hilda Cuthbertson
Tel: 979.224.0596

Hon. Esmeralda Pena Garcia
Municipal Judge
City of Houston
Tel: 713.247.5464

Hon. Sharon Hatten
Presiding Judge
City of Midland
Tel: 432.685.7300

Hon. Brian Holman
Presiding Judge
City of Lewisville
Tel: 972.219.3419
Rhonda Kuehn
Court Administrator
City of Brenham
Hon. Stewart Milner
Presiding Judge
City of Arlington
Tel: 817.459.6980

Hon. Horacio Pena, Jr.
Municipal Judge
City of Mission
Tel: 956.580.8650

Hon. Danny Rodgers
Deputy Chief Judge
City of Fort Worth
Tel: 817.392.6715

Hon. Ed Spillane
Presiding Judge
City of College Station
Tel: 979.764.3850