Council of Judges Administration
500 E. San Antonio
Suite 101
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2143
Fax (915) 546-2019

Mike Izquierdo, Executive Director,

Martha A. Bañales, Office Manager,

Victor M. Ramirez,
Jury Panel Bailiff/Coordinator
Liberty Hall
500 S. Kansas, El Paso, TX 79901
(915) 546-8102, Fax (915) 543-3876

  • Council of Judges Administration
  • The Council of Judges Administration provides support for seventeen District Courts, seven County Courts at Law, two Probate Courts, a Jail Magistrate, an Associate Child Protective Services Court, three  Associate Family Courts, one Protective Order Court, two Juvenile Court Referees, and four County Criminal Courts at Law.
  • The administration consists of administrative staff handling the transfer of civil, criminal and family cases to and from courts; the appointment of attorneys to criminal cases of indigent defendants who qualify under the Indigent Defense Program; the assignment of Court Interpreters providing interpreting services for all the courts on behalf of non-English speaking defendants in criminal hearings or civil matters when requested; the assignment of Court Reporters and contract reporters to the courts when requested; the assignment of temp Court Coordinators and temp Bailiffs to assist the court when necessary; assisting the Visiting Judges assigned to the courts with additional staff of a temp bailiff, court coordinator and reporter; keep track of criminal law attorneys CLE’s training hours in order for them to handle criminal cases; data entry in up-dating and entering all attorneys in the data base; scheduling appointments for psychiatric evaluation of defendants; prepare and update strategic planning documents, COOP plan and Indigent Defense Plan; and assist the courts during budget hearings with their requests to Commissioners Court for equipment, staff, etc.