In-person jury trials in the justice, county, and district courts of Brewster, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties have resumed.
Judge Roy B. Ferguson presides over the 394th Judicial District Court, having been elected in 2012, 2016, and 2020. The District encompasses approx. 20,000 sq. miles (larger than nine states), and includes over 20% of the United States–Mexico border. It includes Brewster, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties, and holds court in Alpine, Van Horn, Sierra Blanca, Fort Davis and Marfa. CLICK HERE to take a photo-tour of these historic courthouses.
Judge Ferguson is a frequent educator of students, lawyers, civic associations, and judges around the world for the National Judicial College, TexasBarCLE, the Texas Center for the Judiciary, the ABA, and ABOTA. He is published frequently, and maintains a regular column in the ABA Young Lawyers Journal, "Let's Talk Lawyering." CLICK HERE to view photos of the Judge's high school outreach mock jury trials, including State of Texas vs. Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, and Kylo Ren. To view selected professional articles and presentations by Judge Ferguson, click the button below.
Judge Ferguson is a Commissioner on the Texas Access to Justice Commission, and the Texas Children’s Commission, and a member of the Texas Supreme Court’s Judicial Committee on Information Technology, the SBOT Court Rules Committee, and the National Center for State Courts' Hybrid Hearings Focus Group. He currently serves on the governing boards of the Family Law Section and Computer & Technology Section, and previously served on the GPSOLO and Judicial Sections, Uniform Case Management System Study Group, Judicial Needs Assessment Committee, Remote Proceedings Task Force and Judicial Council Civil Justice Committee’s Advisory Council.
And yes, this "Judge Roy Ferguson" is THAT "Judge Roy Ferguson" -- the judge in the now world-famous #Lawyercat video that he released on his Twitter account, @JudgeFergusonTX. We hope it gave you a smile, and newfound respect for the efforts of Texas courts and lawyers to keep the justice system working during the Pandemic.
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To provide unprecedented transparency of court operations during the pandemic, this Court streams its proceedings live on YouTube. Click the button below to watch -- LIVE. (Recording is prohibited.)
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