I am 100% dedicated to public service and will serve all communities as your next Justice of the Peace. My experience as an attorney and a former Chief of Staff for a State Representative have prepared me well for this position. My priority is to make this JP court one of most efficient and inclusive courts in Harris County.
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Justice of the Peace courts played a leading role in dealing with evictions during the pandemic and will continue to do so long after COVID. Transparency is key in making sure evictions are handled in accordance with the law. I will build partnerships to make sure legal aid groups and law clinics continue to have a role in the courts.
Precinct 1 is one of the busiest Justice of the Peace courts in Harris County. Justice courts are the people’s court and it is our duty to manage them in a way that ensures people have easy access to speedy justice. Nobody should have to take a full day off of work in order to access their court system
As a school-law attorney, I bring a unique perspective to the handling of truancy cases. If elected, my office will work to make sure students return to the classroom and receive the support they need to stay in school.
The pandemic brought many changes to the JP courts, for example virtual hearings. And while these changes kept the courts working, they did not work for everyone. Our courts must be safe and accessible to all, especially during the ongoing pandemic. One of my first priorities will be to evaluate what has worked, what needs improvement, and implement a plan to move forward safely.