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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 24, 2016

Williamson County Law Day Editorial Contest winner was announced Monday.  David Oliver, representative of the Williamson County Bar Association and member of the Fowler Law Firm presented 1st place recognition to High School Senior, Caitlin Legg. After winning 1st in Williamson County, she then went on to win 2nd place in the state competition. In 2016, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The 2016 Law Day theme — Miranda: More than Words —explores the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty.  Caitlyn’s winning artwork depicted her interpretation of the significance of the Miranda case and will be permanently displayed in the 425th District Court of the Williamson County Justice Center in Georgetown. Caitlin is a member of the Williamson County/YMCA Teen Court and has accomplished the roles of Bailiff, Defense Attorney, Prosecuting Attorney, and Judge.

Students in the Williamson County/YMCA Teen Court have an opportunity each year to win a scholarship provided by the Fowler Law Firm.  Senior students submit a 500 word essay on what Teen Court has meant to them.   David Oliver announced the winner of the scholarship Monday night in the courtroom of the Williamson County Annex at the regularly scheduled court session.   The scholarship was awarded to High School Senior, Caitlin Legg. Her essay spoke of the courage she was able to achieve by her experiences in Teen Court.   As Bailiff she had to stand up before a crowd of people and speak boldly.  Her responsibility included directing students to their respective places and overseeing the jury.  As Attorney she learned to think quickly and put an argument together cohesively and persuadably.   As Judge she was able to use her courage to make rulings from the bench.  The experience she said “is invaluable.”    Caitlin said she “learned how to fail, how to achieve, and how to be satisfied in both circumstances.”  “Teen Court stretched me outside of my comfort-zone.”

Judge Edna Staudt partnered with the YMCA in 1996 to form the first Williamson County Teen Court.  Patricia Cofty, an attorney who practices in Williamson County, is the volunteer staff attorney who has worked with the program for the past ten years, teaching students the roles of the attorneys, as well as legal theory and courtroom procedure. Law enforcement officers, judges, attorneys, and other professionals in the criminal justice system participate in the training sessions.  Hundreds of students have benefited from this Leadership Program.  Students from any school can participate.  Further, the juvenile defendants that participate as a condition of their court order have found this group of students to be inspiring and fair. For additional information, please visit the website of the www.wilco.org Justice Court Precinct 2.

Contact Information:

Judge Edna Staudt

350 Discovery Blvd.,

Cedar Park, Tx 78613

512-260-4219

 

estaudt@wilco.org

512-825-2694

 
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JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ISSUE OCCUPTIONAL DRIVER LICENSE

April 29, 2016

The Justice of the Peace in each county were given the authority to issue an Occupational Driver License (ODL) for those who have had their driver license suspended by the Department of Public Safety through the Driver Responsibility Program, commonly known as the Surcharge Program. There is a $41.00 fee.   Information and forms necessary to obtain the ODL are available online at this site.

The Legislature made this change in the law due to the unexpected negative consequences of the program.  Because of the surcharge program, the Department of Public Safety has suspended the driver’s license of over 1.3 million Texas citizens.

 

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2

Image of Judge Edna Staudt - Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2Judge Staudt is originally from Austin, married with six children and nine grandchildren.  Her desire to serve the families of Williamson County led her to run for office in 1994.  She has served diligently since that time.  In addition, she has served on numerous boards, including the Williamson County Jail Bond Board, Child Fatality Review Team, Safe and Drug Free Schools Committee, Agape Pregnancy Resource Center, YMCA of Twin Lakes, Central Texas Justice of the Peace and Constable Association, and Hope Connections Pregnancy Resource Center of Leander.  She is also an active member of the Chamber of Commerce in Cedar Park, Leander, and Liberty Hill.  She and her husband assist with music at the Williamson County Cowboy Church. 

She partnered with the Greater Williamson County /YMCA  in 1997 to create the first Teen Court program in Williamson County that serves any student willing to learn the Judicial System. This leadership program has provided defendants the opportunity to keep their criminal record clear of convictions.

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Edna Staudt
Justice of the Peace Pct. 2
Williamson County Cedar Park Annex
 
350 Discovery Blvd, Ste. 204
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Driving Directions

Telephone: (512) 260-4210
Fax: (512) 260-4215

Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday
Civil, Small Claims, & Evictions
Must be filed before 3:30 p.m.


Williamson County Holiday Closures
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 2015 - 2016

 Labor Day, Monday, September 7 

 Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11

Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Holiday, Friday, November 27

Christmas Holiday, Thursday, December 24
Christmas Holiday, Friday, December 25 ​
 

New Year's Holiday, Thursday, December 31

New Year's Holiday, Friday, January 1

 

Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18

President's Day, Monday, February 15

Good Friday, Friday, March 25

Memorial Day, Monday, May 30

Independence Holiday, Monday, July 4

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