TCJ Board of Directors 2020-21


Lori Valenzuela

Chair 
Hon. Lori Valenzuela
4th Court of Appeals
San Antonio, TX

Elizabeth Kerr

Place 1 (2023)
Hon. Elizabeth Kerr
Justice
2nd Court of Appeals
Fort Worth, TX


Place 4 (2021)
Hon. Hazel Jones
Judge
174th Criminal District Court
Houston, TX


Place 7 (2021)
Hon. Mario Ramirez
Judge
332nd District Court
Edinburg, TX
Jim Parsons

Place 10 (2023)
Hon. Jim Parsons
Senior Judge
Palestine, TX
Les Hatch
Board Liaison (2021)
Hon. Les Hatch
Judge
237th District Court
Lubbock, TX

Judicial Section
Robert Ramirez

Chair Elect (2021)
Hon. Robert Ramirez
Denton County Court at Law No. 2
Denton, TX






Place 2 (2022)
Currently Vacant





Place 5 (2021)
Currently Vacant
Raul Rodriguez

Place 8 (2023)
Hon. Raul Rodriguez
Judge
Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 13
Houston, TX


Ex-Officio
Hon. Mark Atkinson
Chief Executive Officer
Texas Center for the Judiciary
Austin, TX
Patrick Pirtle

Immediate Past Chair
(2021) 

Hon. Patrick Pirtle
Justice
7th Court of Appeals
Amarillo, TX



Place 3 (2023)
Hon. Ernest White
Judge
194th District Court
Dallas, TX


Place 6 (2022)
Currently Vacant




Place 9 (2022)
Hon. Susan Harris 
Judge
Kerr County Court at Law
Kerrville, TX


Ex-Officio (2021)
Hon. Dean Rucker
Presiding Judge - Liaison
7th Administrative Judicial Region
Midland, TX