“I’m excited to report that I have officially filed for reelection as judge of the 61st Civil District Court. My first term as judge was immensely rewarding. At the 61st, we remain mindful that Harris County residents deserve a court that is both responsive and fair and that by being both, we uphold our commitment to service and make a positive impact on the community. I don’t believe there is a better job in the legal profession.

“Your dedication and support helped put me in the position I am in today and for that I am eternally grateful. Now it is time for me to gear up my 2012 re-election campaign. I plan to hit the ground running! I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail soon.”

Judge Al Bennett

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Oath of Public Service Administered to TSU eMPA & MPA Graduates by The Honorable Judge Al Bennett

Posted January 15, 2012 by admin in Latest News with No comments

“The Oath of Public Service is a new trend that has been introduced to give our students the encouragement and initiative to be the best public administrator that he or she can be,” said Dr. Michael O. Adams, Director of the eMPA and MPA programs. Continue Reading »

Straight Talk on Motions From the Judges Who Rule on Them

Posted December 26, 2011 by admin in Uncategorized with No comments

Editor’s note: On Nov. 15, Texas Lawyer brought together four Harris County judges to discuss their courtrooms and the legal issues they see from the bench. Among other things, the discussion covered the beauty of brevity in motions and orders; whether attorneys should provide a narrative back story when requesting relief; how judges approach boilerplate language; and when an emergency motion really is an emergency. Continue Reading »

DA’s Office Ends Investigation of Alleged Metro Document Destruction

Posted August 5, 2010 by admin in Uncategorized with No comments

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office announced that it has closed its investigation into allegations that employees of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County destroyed public documents and failed to comply with open records requests. 61st District Judge Al Bennett (pictured) signed a judgment finding that “all matters in controversy have been resolved and settled.”

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