Judge honored for education efforts


Madison County Judge C.E. McDaniel recently was honored by the Texas Judicial Academy for going the extra mile to be prepared to handle his duties as county judge.

McDaniel was inducted on Nov. 16 as a Fellow in the Texas Judicial Academy during the 2017 Fall Judicial Education Session.

McDaniel said that the Texas Association of Counties conducts a series of judicial continuing education sessions specifically for county judges throughout the year, and that all 254 county judges are required to obtain a minimum of at least 16 hours per year to remain in good standing for the elected office.

“This award for FY 2017 is in recognition for completing 68 hours of continuing education on my part,” he said.

The presentation was made at the “Fall Judicial Session” Nov. 15-17 in Galveston.

“I am especially proud of acquiring the ‘Fellow’ status for the second year in a row,” McDaniel said. “These education sessions are very important for purposes of keeping county judges updated on changes in legislation, and to further our education in judicial matters.”

The Texas Judicial Academy, a partnership between the Texas Tech University School of Law and the Texas Association of Counties, recognizes judges who attain significant judicial education above that required by state law as Fellows each year.

The educational program of the Texas Judicial Academy is overseen by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and includes instruction by higher court judges, law school faculty as well as representatives of the Texas Probate College and the National Judicial College.