Karen has 24 years of judicial service plus she practiced courtroom law prior to taking the bench. She has been active in the community and recognized for taking the courtroom into the classrooms. Karen has served as the lead trial lawyer in hundreds of cases and presided in over 500 jury trials on the bench.
Karen Crouch for Judge
The civil courts could be more efficient by increasing the dismissal dockets and by the clerks office giving more notice. Additionally segregating eviction cases and pro se matters could make things more efficient as well.
This is not applicable to what I am currently doing.
Judicial races should be non-partisan. You want fair and impartial judges who can hear the facts and apply the law to the case and timely make a decision.
I have been licensed as an attorney for 25 years. I enjoyed 15 years with the Department of Public Safety where I participated in thousands of bench trials and successfully appealed several dozen case in courts across Texas. Now in private practice, I serve citizens, consumers and businesses with civil and criminal issues.
Being a judge is a full time job. I will improve the efficiency of the court by being present on a full time basis.
County Court at Law Number Ten is currently a civil court, without criminal cases assigned to it. However; should the court be assigned criminal cases, I will strongly support treatment programs for probationers suffering from mental illness or addiction.
No. Currently, the citizens of Texas choose their judges through partisan primaries and the general election. Most alternatives to this system take this power from the citizens and replace it with executive appointments or board recommendations. Unfortunately, these appointments and recommendations are often influenced by special interests. The partisan system is not perfect, but taking the choice away from the voters is worse.