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Hecht Addresses Legislature

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht addressed the Texas legislature, today.

According to the Texas Tribune, Hecht addressed a number of issues in his speech, including: compensation, costs of legal services, access to court records, bail reform, mental health, fines, guardianship reform, the Children's Commission, judicial selection, and law enforcement relations.

Hecht also introduced Judge Julie Kocurek. Judge Kocurek was shot in 2015 by a man who had appeared in her courtroom. After several surgeries, Kocurek returned to the bench. Judge Hecht said that the Texas judiciary is strong because of judges like Kocurek.

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