Achievements

2021

• Extended court court hours to better serve the public

• Implemented online e-file system for self represented litigants and other parties for Evictions and Debt Claims cases

• Continued to work with County Officials to ensure COVID-19 Protocols were implemented

• Hosted a Food Drive along with Precinct 4 Officials for families in need

• Participated in cleaning up Loyd Park for Grand Prairie's Annual Big Event

2020

• Signed and Implemented a Joint Order with other Justice of the Peace Courts to temporarily halt evictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent displaced families from being homeless during the pandemic

• Halted all court proceedings as directed by the Texas Supreme Court and Office of Court Administration due to the pandemic

• Initiated online filing of cases and online payments for civil cases

• Worked with County Officials to ensure COVID-19 Protocols were implemented

First 30 Days

• Reinstated Payment plans AND Community Service for traffic citations and other Class C Misdemeanor Offenses (This gives individuals additional options to take care of their citations which reduces the number of warrants and dispose of tickets)

• Implemented Mediation to effectively resolve Small Claims, Debt Claims and other Civil Claims with Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (This reduces docket/court setting sizes and wait times to be heard and will move old cases) As a result, I have reduced civil case backlog of approx. 80%.

• Added Pre-Trial Settings to address large backlog of previously set cases not disposed from 2017 or older

• Collaborated with City of Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie ISD, and Irving ISD for additional programs to address and reduce Truancy students in the Precinct

• Started first steps in transitioning the court from paper to become the first JP Court in Dallas County to become paperless and electronic (This will serve as a model to other JP Court Judges who wish to become paperless)

• Currently working with Dallas County Elected Officials and staff to implement and pilot a new Court Case Management System for the Justice of the Peace Courts (make office more effective)


180+ Days

• Implemented summer and year-round student internships for high school students (junior/seniors) and college students. 5 students graduated in summer 2019

• Selected to serve on Dallas County’s Technology Steering committee for the selection of a new county-wide case management system

• Hosted, along with other Precinct 4 officials, the first State of the Precinct Event. This event gives Precinct 4 stakeholders updates as well as receive feedback from the community

• Partnered with Meals on Wheels to serve meals for the less fortunate in Grand Prairie

• Upgraded the court’s phone system to reduce effectively route, reduce extended call times, and hold the court accountable

• Received a Leadership and Excellence Award from the Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center for implementation of mediation and onsite mediators at the court

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