I will be a Judicial candidate for the
282nd Judicial District Court this 2022 Primary Election.
I want to bring serious needed changes to the 282nd Judicial District Court,
and those changes include but are not limited to:
I will allow attorneys to see their clients in the courtroom, especially on plea dates;
your recent Judge does not allow this which violates attorney-client privilege.
I will administer justice in the 282nd to all parties with a courteous demeanor,
which is presently unknown in this court.
I will respect the entire District Attorney’s office; these attorneys are shown a lack of
respect by the present Judge.
I will be efficient and time conscious with daily courtroom business. Currently this Court has lawyers sit online for hours waiting for their cases to be called for a plea or any simple routine matter. It is not uncommon for lawyers to wait all morning in one court, then be told the docket is
being continued or to ‘come back’ after lunch.
I will strive to get the many excellent defense attorneys who have opted out of working in the
282nd back into the 282nd court to help the indigent who need excellent representation.
The recent Judge’s rudeness has eliminated many
attorneys from taking cases in this court.
I will not put people in jail longer, just because they refer to me as
“Judge” instead of “Your Honor”. This action is an
ABUSE OF POWER by the present Judge.
I will allow public defenders a place to work where they will be respected as attorneys
and as human beings. Presently the Public Defenders office will not appoint attorneys
to the 282nd because the current Judge treats them with great disdain.
I will not place religious symbols in the courtroom for all jurors and others to see.
I will respect bailiffs so they will want to work in the 282nd Judicial District Court. A large percentage of bailiffs who diligently protect the courtroom do not want to work in the 282nd.
I will not hold court appointed payments to lawyers for weeks and months at a time. It is
completely unfair to attorneys who do appointed work for a living.
I need your support
I want your support
and today I am asking that all of you to vote for me
Teresa Hawthorne this next Primary Election.
Please work hard to help me get votes from you neighbor, friends and relatives.
DALLAS COUNTY CITIZENS
Brief let me be!
My fellow citizens,
The 282nd Judicial District Court ( a felony criminal court) needs a change in leadership.
Please read my formal announcement & resume included in my website.
Remember it is wonderful when Judges are involved in the community, showing up for social functions and having their picture made with so many citizens.
But ask yourself, how does this Judge manage her court? What is her demeanor in the courtroom? Does she show up for work? Are your tax dollars being used efficiently?
You may just discover a totally different person presiding on the bench than the one who presents herself to the community.
Before you vote for any elected Judge , take time to ask questions to attorneys who work in her court and to any personnel who are affiliated in any way with her court.
The 282nd Judicial District Court needs a change
PLEASE VOTE FOR ME,
TERESA JAN HAWTHORNE,
282nd Judicial District Court
email@example.com or 214-724-5498
31 years combined experience as Criminal Defense Attorney & State District Judge
Received from the Gulf Coast Advocacy Center in Houston the Prestigious Fragile Gavel Award; an award presented to courageous jurists who have the integrity to faithfully and strictly follow the spirit and letter of the Constitution with disregard for their own political fortunes
Judge Teresa Managed ATLAS COURT (Achieving True Liberty & Success
A Special Mental Health Court
Received the Women of Wisdom Award from Elite News
Recognized by Dallas Observer as one of Dallas Metro’s Most Interesting Characters
Has been endorsed by the Dallas Bar Association as QUALIFIED for the JUDICIARY
Presided over many jury trials including but not limited to Capital Murders.
Experience with Legal Research & writing Appellate Briefs.
Supports Bail Reform and integrating defendants back into society by helping with job searches and housing
Teresa believes rehabilitation does not come overnight & that prison is not the remedy especially for non-violent offenders
Judge Hawthorne believes defendants should be released early from probation if they are doing well.
Teresa is adamant that time served on court costs & fines is appropriate and that lowering probation fees when necessary helps defendants with life’s necessities
Teresa’s “Open Door Policy” was for everyone and wanted Probationers to have access to her at any time with any problems they may encounter while on probation
When asked by the DMN if there is room for Grace in the Justice System, she responded with, “There is no Justice without Grace.”
Supports all victims rights and their efforts of recovery
Has given life sentences to the most violent offenders; she knows when to rehabilitate and when to incarcerate
Former & Past member of many legal organizations
Volunteer work includes but is not limited to Speaking at Schools regarding the importance of an education, staying drug free, and by providing & collecting a variety of school supplies for as many students as possible
Judge Hawthorne Grew up in Garland; Graduated from Garland High School where she was a cheerleader and a class Vice President; upon graduation from college she taught High School English ; was the Senior Class Sponsor & the Girls Head Athletic Coach at North Garland High School before attending Law School
JD St. Mary’s School of Law
Bachelor & Masters of Science: Texas A & M Commerce
Published Masters Thesis
Studied Law in Innsbruck Austria
Teresa is passionate about justice; her pets, her family; her friends & helping others with life’s struggles; she believes that listening, loving & understanding each other is the purpose of life .