Each County Court at Law hears both civil and criminal cases. In civil cases, the court exercises jurisdiction concurrent with the District Courts in all cases in which the matter in controversy exceeds $500 and less than $100,000, exclusive. In criminal cases, the court may hear all Class "A" and Class "B" misdemeanors other than those involving official misconduct and cases in which the highest fine that may be imposed is $500 or less. The Judge of the court is also a member of the Council of Judges of El Paso and as such, takes part in formulating the rules and regulations for the Courthouse and the Administration of Justice in El Paso County by the District Courts and the Statutory County Courts.
Goals and Objectives
Goal: To serve the State of Texas, the County of El Paso and the general public more efficiently in all judicial matters in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas.
Objective: To reduce the court docket through the use of meditation and pre-trial intervention programs when possible and to increase the efficiency of this court through automation used for preparing and tracking cases on the docket.