Members of the Family Law Section received the following announcement from Judge Alicia Franklin on December 5, 2014.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Meca L. Walker as the Associate Judge of the 311th District Court effective January 1, 2015. Judge Walker has been an outstanding member of the judiciary for 7 years and has proven herself to be a judge who follows the law, treats people with dignity and respect and who goes above and beyond to serve children and families of Harris County. She has served as the Associate Judge in the 309th District Court, the 247th District Court and now I am thrilled to have her join the 311th District Court. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming her to the 311th.
In addition to Judge Walker joining the 311th District Court, I am also pleased to announce that I will add the Family Intervention Court and Infant Toddler Court to our Thursday afternoon docket. The FIC/ITC , which is a component of the Harris County Success Through Addiction Recovery (STAR) program, was founded in 2004 to serve families and children who have been impacted by addiction. You can learn more about FIC/ITC by referring to our website which will be updated in early January.
Judge Alicia Franklin”.
The family Intervention court and Infant Toddler Court was formally in the 247th as was Judge Walker. The 2014 election saw a new administration in the 247th. Judge Hellums is retiring along with some of her former policies which drew criticism from the candidates in the election. Some of Judge Hellums policies may live on the 311th under Judge Walker and Franklin. Judge Walker has always being considered more of a “centrist judge” in that she is not known to punish nor does she hold grudges. Judge Franklin is still under examination as to her judicial philosophy. As for the local practitioner, it is always better to have tried several cases in front of that judge as you advise your client. I would say most, if not all, of the family bar welcomes Judge Walker to the 311th Harris County Divorce Court.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael Busby Jr. is a divorce & family law attorney, who practices in Harris and Fort Bend Counties, Texas. He has been in practice for over 14 years and has tried over 300 cases. He is familiar with the policy and procedures of the Harris and Fort Bend County Texas family law courts. Our office is open until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for working folks. Michael Busby Jr. 2909 Hillcroft Suite 350 Houston, Texas 77057 (713) 974-1151 Visit me on the web at www.busby-lee.com