Texas' Chief Justice Urges Lawmakers To Back Court Reforms

Law360, Houston (April 1, 2013, 11:02 PM EDT) -- Texas lawmakers and the chief justice of the state’s highest court on Monday urged a legislative panel to adopt proposals designed to streamline the process for filing lawsuits, reduce clogged dockets and increase oversight of court personnel.

The House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee weighed a number of bills supported by lawmakers and Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson, which would create a Judicial Branch Certification Commission, mandate statewide electronic filing of lawsuits and eliminate stale cases, among other things.

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