Texas Watch to Honor Dallas Trial Lawyer Charla Aldous at 2019 Champions of Justice Luncheon.
National Trial Attorney and Partner at the Dallas-based law firm of Aldous Walker LLP, Charla Aldous, has been named the 2019 Texas Watch Champions of Justice Luncheon Honoree.
Press Release can be found here.
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"The Government has agreed to nominate seven new judges to the Court of Appeal – less than a week after being sharply criticised by the Chief Justice for failing to fill vacancies.
Four judges are to be elevated from the High Court, while three senior counsel have also been nominated.
The High Court judges now moving to the Court of Appeal are Mr Justice Seamus Noonan, Mr Justice Robert Haughton, Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh and Ms Justice Mary Faherty.
The senior barristers nominated to the bench are Ann Power SC, Brian Murray SC and Maurice Collins SC.
Six of the nominations are immediate, while Mr Collins’ nomination is on hold until October 26 when Mr Justice Michael Peart is due to retire.
All of the nominations will now go forward to President Michael D Higgins to make the appointments.
The move to elevate so many judges from the High Court at once will leave the Government under pressure to quickly nominate new judges to that court.
Earlier this year Mr Justice Kevin Cross said there were not enough judges to hear High Court actions linked to the CervicalCheck controversy.
The nominations come just days after Chief Justice Frank Clarke hit out at the failure of the Government to make any nominations after legislation was signed into law in July to increase the size for the Court of Appeal from ten judges to 16.
He predicted many scheduled cases would have to be delayed due to the lack of nominations.
The Cabinet decision means those cases should now be able to proceed."
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