November 29, 2011
Barbara Hervey Files for Re-Election
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
AUSTIN, Texas – Judge Barbara Parker Hervey
announced today that she has filed for re-election to the Court of Criminal
Appeals (CCA). Elected in November 2000, Hervey is seeking her third term
as the Republican nominee for Place 7 at the CCA.
Hervey received her B.A. from the University of
North Carolina at Greensboro, and she earned her J.D. from St. Mary’s
University School of Law in San Antonio in 1979. She began her legal
career in private practice, before becoming an Assistant Criminal District
Attorney at the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office in San Antonio.
In 1990, Hervey was named a First Chair of the Appellate Section of the
District Attorney’s office. She represented the State of Texas in
appealing criminal matters and worked for the District Attorney’s office for 16
The Court of Criminal Appeals is Texas’ highest
court for criminal matters. The structure and jurisdiction of the CCA are
derived from the laws of the State of Texas and the Texas Constitution.
Comprised of eight judges and one presiding judge, all nine positions are
elected by a state-wide vote and each judge serves a staggered term of six
years. In 2009, the CCA handled almost 9,000 cases, one of the largest
workloads in the country.
Hervey helped to establish the Criminal Justice
Integrity Unit and currently serves as its chair. The Unit was founded to
strengthen integrity in the criminal justice system by training prosecutors, judges, defense
attorneys, and law enforcement officers in areas such as eye-witness
identification procedures to ensure we apprehend the real perpetrators of
is also the chair of the CCA’s Grants Committee. Through the Committee
the CCA controls approximately $18 million per biennium of grants for
continuing legal education.
In addition to being a published author, Hervey has
been an adjunct professor since 2004 teaching Texas Criminal Procedure.
She has also been awarded the Rosewood Gavel Award for Outstanding Judicial
Service and was honored as a distinguished alumna in 2009.
For more information about Judge Barbara Hervey’s
reelection campaign, please visit: www.herveyfortexas.com.