Judicial Resource Liaison
Judge Laura A. Weiser
The Judicial Resource Liaison provides Texas judges with up-to-date information and training regarding laws concerning impaired driving, license suspension, breath interlock devices and other alcohol monitoring technologies, courtroom evidence and the sentencing and supervising of offenders.
Judge Weiser served as the judge of County Court at Law No. 1 in Victoria County, Texas for 22 years. She retired from that position February 28, 2013 and joined the Texas Center for the Judiciary as the Judicial Resource Liaison. The responsibilities of the Judicial Resource Liaison include assisting the DWI Curriculum Committee in developing and presenting programs to the judiciary that include the latest information on changes to laws regarding impaired driving, license suspension, alcohol monitoring technologies and conditions of probation and sentencing; conducting training for DWI Court teams; maintaining the DWI Resources website; hosting the DWI Court judges LISTSERV; providing technical assistance to judges throughout the state in the area of impaired driving; sitting as a visiting judge in DWI Courts or impaired driving cases and collaborating with judges, TxDOT partners, other criminal justice professionals and the legislature. Judge Weiser is a past chair of the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Center for the Judiciary. She is also an ex- officio member of the Curriculum Committees for the Texas Center for the Judiciary. She is a former board member of the Texas Judicial Council, the Texas Indigent Defense Commission, the Texas Judicial Foundation, the Juvenile Justice Committee for the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Advisory Board of the Police Academy at Victoria College, Victoria Women’s Crisis Center, the Advisory Council for the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, Junior League of Victoria, Texas, Inc. and the Criminal Justice Section of the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas. Judge Weiser received the Friend of Education Award from the Victoria Classroom Teachers’ Association for 1991-1992 and 1992-1993 and was named as a South Texas Woman of the Year in 1998. She was the recipient of the 2007 Clayton Morrison Award for outstanding service to the children of Texas by the Texas Institute on Children and Youth. She received the Judicial Excellence through Education Award from the Texas Center for the Judiciary in 2008 and 2017 and the Chair’s Award of Excellence in 2013. Judge Weiser was the recipient of the Justice Charles W. Barrow Award from the Texas Association for Court Administration and the Judiciary Service Award from MADD in 2017. Judge Weiser is married to Judge Juan Velasquez III and has two children and three adorable grandchildren.
Judge Weiser can be reached at email@example.com or 512-482-8986.