Judge Staci Williams today announced her decision to run for the open Chief Justice seat on the 5th District Court of Appeals in the March 2024 Democratic Primary. In making her announcement, Judge Williams noted she made her decision after a groundswell of support from grassroots activists and the legal community around the District.
“After months of calls from supporters asking me to run, I’ve made the decision to move to a court where I can make a larger, more positive impact on the lives of the people of North Texas. This bench is essential to protect the people of Texas from increasingly radical policies advanced by a very wealthy few. I pledge that the decisions I make will always reflect the law and that I will improve the court by making it more transparent. My focus will always be on the people of the District,” Judge Williams said.
“I am deeply humbled by the outpouring of support from the people across the district. I pledge to continue earning that support by working hard for the people of the Fifth District every single day.”
District Court Judge Staci Williams teaches the CCA in the hopes of improving the public’s knowledge of the civil legal system.
TYLER, Texas — The Tyler NAACP hosted 101st District Court Judge Staci Williams for her Citizen Civil Academy Thursday evening.
“It’s a program that I created to educate citizens about the civil court process and civil issues I found when talking to individuals,” Williams said. “All they think of the legal system is the criminal justice system.”
The goal of Williams’ free event was to give people a greater understanding of the civil justice system.
“I want them to understand that the government works for them and there are resources that are available for them that they don’t know anything about,” Williams said. “So we have a big packet of information over 30 some pages, take that back, share it with your community. The more enlightened people become, then they’re more likely to want to participate in the government, as in jury service.”
This is the first time Williams has brought her course out of Dallas County.
She plans on taking the CCA to El Paso next, and funds it entirely with her campaign funds.
DALLAS–Judge Staci Williams (D-Dallas), candidate for Texas Supreme Court, Place 7, on Monday called out her opponent for continuing to spread false and misleading information concerning alleged endorsements by the Dallas based Committee for a Qualified Judiciary.
Williams, a sitting state district judge in her second term on the civil district court bench in Dallas County, said the accusation from her opponent that she was found not qualified by the Committee for a Qualified Judiciary is simply false.