Texas Association for Court Administration
A Professional Association | Founded 1976
Judicial Advisory Board

Though TACA’s members are diligent in their desires and efforts to improve their knowledge, it would be impossible for us to function without the aid of another group of people – the judiciary.

Most judges have been very supportive of TACA and its members, and many have worked closely with us by serving a one-year term (from annual meeting to annual meeting) on the Judicial Advisory Board, which was created on August 12, 1978, by the Board of Directors.

The specific purpose in creating this board was to more closely involve members of the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals, as well as those judges who were leaders in the judiciary. Those who have served on the Judicial Advisory Board have been invaluable in their assistance and support.


Those who have served in this capacity are as follows:
  • 2010-2016
    • 2016
      Hon. Mark Atkinson; Justice Debra H. Lerhmann; Hon. Cathy Cochran; Hon. David D. Garcia; Hon. Dean Rucker; Chief Justice Brian Quinn; Hon. Barbara Walther; Hon. Laura Weiser.
    • 2015
      Hon. Mark Atkinson; Justice Debra H. Lerhmann; Hon. Cathy Cochran; Hon. David D. Garcia; Hon. Dean Rucker; Chief Justice Brian Quinn; Hon. Barbara Walther; Hon. Laura Weiser.
    • 2014
      Hon. Mark Atkinson; Justice Debra H. Lerhmann; Hon. Cathy Cochran; Hon. David D. Garcia; Hon. Dean Rucker; Chief Justice Brian Quinn; Hon. Barbara Walther; Hon. Laura Weiser.
    • 2013
      Hon.Mark Atkinson; Hon.Cathy Cochran; Hon.David Garcia; Chief Justice Brian Quin; Hon. Dean Rucker; Hon Barbara Walther; Hon Laura Weiser; and Justice Debra H. Lerhmann
    • 2012
      Hon.Mark Atkinson; Hon.Cathy Cochran; Hon.David Garcia; Chief Justice Brian Quin; Hon. Dean Rucker; Hon Barbara Walther; Hon Laura Weiser; and Justice Debra H. Lerhmann
    • 2011
      Hon.Mark Atkinson; Hon.Cathy Cochran; Hon.David Garcia; Chief Justice Brian Quin; Hon. Dean Rucker; Hon Barbara Walther; Hon Laura Weiser; and Justice Debra H. Lerhmann
    • 2010
      Hon. Mark Atkinson; Hon.Cathy Cochran; Chief Justice Brian Quinn; Hon. Dean Rucker; Hon.Barbara Walther; Hon. Laura Weiser; Justice Don Willett; Hon. David D. Garcia.
  • 2000-2009
    • 2009
      Hon. Mark Atkinson; Hon. Cathy Cochran; Chief Justice Brian Quinn; Hon. Dean Rucker; Hon. Barbara Walther; Hon. Laura Weiser; Justice Don Willett; Hon. David D. Garcia.
    • 2008
      Hon. Stephen Ables; Hon. Mark Atkinson; Hon. Cathy Cochran; Hon. Lamar McCorkle; Chief Justice Brian Quinn; Hon. Dean Rucker; Hon. Barbara Walther; Hon. Laura Weiser; Justice Don Willett; Hon. David D. Garcia.
    • 2007
      Honorable Molly Francis; Honorable Stephen Ables; Honorable Mark Atkinson; Honorable Cathy Cochran; Honorable Lamar McCorkle; Honorable Dean Rucker; Honorable Barbara Walter; Honorable Laura Weiser; Justice Don Willett; Chief Justice Brian Quinn
    • 2006
      Honorable Molly Francis; Honorable Stephen Ables; Honorable Mark Atkinson; Honorable Cathy Cochran; Honorable Lamar McCorkle; Honorable Chris Oldner; Honorable Dean Rucker; Honorable Priscilla Owen; Honorable Barbara Walter; Honorable Laura Weiser; Justice Don Willett
    • 2005
      Honorable Molly Francis; Honorable Stephen Ables; Honorable Mark Atkinson; Honorable Cathy Cochran; Honorable Lamar McCorkle; Honorable Chris Oldner; Honorable Dean Rucker; Honorable Priscilla Owen; Honorable Barbara Walter; Honorable Laura Weiser
    • 2004
      Honorable Molly Francis; Honorable Stephen Ables; Honorable Mark Atkinson; Honorable Cathy Cochran; Honorable Chris Oldner; Honorable Dean Rucker; Honorable Michael Schneider; Honorable Steve Smith; Honorable Barbara Walter; Honorable Laura Weiser
    • 2003
      Judge Suzanne Stovall; Judge Mark Atkinson; Judge Stephen Ables; Judge Sharon Keller; Judge Lamar McCorkle; Judge Dean Rucker; Judge Tom Baccus; Judge Alfredo Chavez
    • 2002
      Hon. Suzanne Stovall; Hon. James Baker; Hon. Dean Rucker; Hon. Mark Atkinson; Hon. Sharon Keller; Hon. Tom Baccus; Hon. Lamar McCorkle; Hon. Cynthia Kent; Hon. Marilyn Aboussie; Hon. Neel Richardson
  • 1990-1999
    • 1995
      Hon. Suzanne Stovall, Chair; Hon. Ray Anderson; Hon. Craig Enoch; Hon. Lamar McCorkle; Hon. Robert Garza; Hon. Weldon Kirk; Hon. Mike McCormick; Hon. Mickey Pennington; Hon. Neel Richardson; Hon. Kent Sims; Hon. Linda B. Thomas; Hon. George Thurmond
    • 1994
      Hon. Robert T. Pfeuffer, Hon. Craig Enoch, Hon. Paul Ferguson, Hon. Robert Garza, Hon. Larry Gist, Hon. Weldon Kirk, Hon. Lamar McCorkle, Hon. Mike McCormick, Hon. Mickey P. Pennington, Hon. Neel Richardson, Hon. Suzanne Stovall, Hon. Linda B. Thomas
    • 1993
      Hon. Robert T. Pfeuffer, Chair; Hon. John Cornyn; Hon. Paul Ferguson; Hon. Larry J. Gist; Hon. Michael E. Keasler; Hon. Weldon Kirk; Hon. Lamar McCorkle; Hon. Mike McCormick; Hon. Neel Richardson; Hon. Thomas J. Stovall, Jr.; Hon. Linda B. Thomas
    • 1992
      Hon. Larry J. Gist, Chair; Hon. John Cornyn; Hon. Paul Ferguson; Hon. Michael E. Keasler; Hon. Cynthia Stevens Kent; Hon. Mike McCormick; Hon. Joseph B. Morris; Hon. Robert T. Pfeuffer; Hon. Neel Richardson; Hon. Thomas J. Stovall, Jr.; Hon. Linda B. Thomas
    • 1991
      Hon. Larry J. Gist, Chair; Hon. Joe B. Evins; Hon. Paul Ferguson; Hon. Brock Jones; Hon. Cynthia Stevens Kent; Hon. Mike McCormick; Hon. Robert T. Pfeuffer; Hon. Neel Richardson; Hon. Thomas J. Stovall, Jr.; Hon. Linda B. Thomas; Hon. John Cornyn
    • 1990
      Judge Larry Gist; Judge Thomas Bacus; Judge Paul Ferguson; Judge Brock Jones; Judge Ward L. Koehler; Judge Mike McCormick; Judge W.T. McDonald; Judge Robert Pfeuffer; Judge C.L. Ray; Judge Neal Richardson; Judge Thomas Stovall
  • 1980-1989
    • 1989
      Judge Larry Gist; Judge David A. Dunn; Judge Paul Ferguson; Judge Brock Jones; Judge Ward L. Koehler; Judge Mike McCormick; Judge W.T. McDonald; Judge Robert T. Pfeuffer; Judge Neal Richardson; Judge Thomas Stovall; Judge George Thurman.
    • 1988
      Judge Larry Gist; Judge Robert M. Campbell; Judge Richard N. Countiss; Judge David A. Dunn; Judge Paul Ferguson; Judge Brock Jones; Judge Mike McCormick; Judge W.T. McDonald; Judge Robert T. Pfeuffer; Judge Neal Richardson, Judge Thomas Stovall.
    • 1987
      Judge Larry J. Gist; Judge Robert M. Campbell; Judge Harold Entz; Judge Paul Ferguson; Judge Mike McCormich; Judge W.T. McDonald; Judge Keith Nelson; Judge Robert T. Pfeuffer; Judge Neal Riachrson; Judge Peter S. Solito; Judge Thomas Stovall.
    • 1986
      Judge Larry J. Gist; Judge Robert M. Campbell; Judge Harold Entz; Judge Paul Ferguson; Judge William C. Martin, III; Judge Mike McCormick; Judge W.T. McDonald; Judge Keith Nelson; Judge Robert T. Pfeuffer; Judge Neal Richardson; Judge Thomas Stovall.
    • 1985
      Judge Larry J. Gist; Judge Robert M. Campbell; Judge Paul Ferguson; Judge Ben Z. Grant; Judge Raul L. Longoria; Judge Patricia Lykos; Judge William C. Martin, III; Judge Mike McCormick; Judge W.T. McDonald; Judge Robert T. Pfeuffer; Judge Neal Richardson.
    • 1984
      Judge Larry J. Gist; Judge Charles W. Barrow; Judge William J. Cornelius; Judge Paul Ferguson; Judge Ben Z. Grant; Judge Patricia Lykos; Judge William C. Martin; Judge Mike McCormick; Judge W.T. McDonald; Judge Robert T. Pfeuffer; Judge Neal Richarson; Judge James Zimmerman.
    • 1983
      Judge Larry J. Gist; Judge Charles Barrow; Judge James Clawson; Judge Paul Ferguson; Judge J.S. Freels, Jr; Judge Patricia Lykos; Judge William C. Martin, III; Judge Mike McCormick; Judge W.T. McDonald; Judge Neal Richardson; Judge Robert T. Pfeuffer; Judge James Zimmerman.
    • 1982
      Judge Charles Barrow; Judge Tom Davis; Judge Paul Ferguson; Judge J.S. Freels, Jr.; Judge Larry Gist; Judge Patricia Lykos; Judge William Martin; Judge Mike McCormick; Judge W.T. McDonald; Judge Robert T. Pfeuffer; Judge James Zimmerman.
    • 1981
      Judge Charles Barrow; Judge Paul Ferguson; Judge J.S. Freels, Jr.; Judge Larry J. Gist; Judge Mike McCormick; Judge W.T. McDonald; Judge Robert T. Pfeuffer; Judge B.B. Schraub; Judge Allen Stilley; Judge James Zimmerman.
    • 1980
      Judge Lawrence J. Gist; Judge Charles W. Barrow; Judge Paul Ferguson; Judge W.T. McDonald; Judge W.T. Phillips; Judge Allen Stilley; Judge James Zimmerman.
  • 1978 & 1979
    • 1978 & 1979
      Judge Joe A. Cisneros; Judge Carl Dally; Judge Larry J. Gist; Judge Sam Johnson; Judge I.D. McMasters; Judge R.T. Scales.