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COMMITTEE:    Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 

PLACE:        E2.016 
CHAIR:        Rep. Jeff Leach 


The Committee will meet to consider and hear invited testimony only on the following interim charges:


Study potential solutions to improve the judicial efficiency of the state courts of appeals by analyzing caseloads and making appropriate recommendations.


Study the operations of specialty courts. Determine whether additional specialty courts should be considered to address needs within specific populations. Review specialty court methods and best practices that have been implemented for specialty courts in other states, including their impact on judicial efficiency.


Electronic public comment will be available for:


State Courts of Appeals

Specialty Courts


For those persons who will be testifying, information for in-person witness registration, can be found here:


A live video broadcast of this hearing will be available here:


Instructions related to public access to the meeting location and health and safety protocols for attending this meeting are available here:


Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until the hearing is adjourned by visiting:





Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.