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Executive Committee & Commissioners

Hon. Jane Bland, Chair

Justice Jane Bland was appointed to the Court by Gov. Greg Abbott in August 2019 and sworn in September 11. Before her appointment to the Court she served as justice on the First Court of Appeals in Houston for 15 years after six years as a Harris Co ...

Hon. Barbara Hervey, Chair

Judge Barbara Parker Hervey was elected to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in November 2000. A native of New Jersey, Judge Hervey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975 from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her J.D. in 1979 f ...

Hon. Bill Boyce

Bill Boyce is a partner at Alexander Dubose and Jefferson LLP in Houston, Texas, where he pursues a wide-ranging appellate practice and serves as an arbitrator through the American Arbitration Association. He served as a justice on the Fourteenth Cou ...

Hon. John Specia, Jr.

Judge John J. Specia, Jr. (Ret.) serves as the JCMH Jurist in Residence (JIR). John Specia’s life-long dedication for more than three decades to public service includes work in civil, family, and juvenile programs with a special commitment to childre ...

David Slayton

David Slayton is the Administrative Director of the Office of Court Administration.  He is a Past President of the National Association for Court Management and was formerly the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association for Drug C ...