What recent technological developments provide opportunities to improve the state’s indigent defense system in civil and criminal cases?

Ramona Franklin

Judge, Place 7


The new e-filing system that is being implemented across the State of Texas is a new tool that has been very useful in streamlining court documents processing. As a Court of Criminal Appeals jurist I will not infringe upon a person’s due process rights by enforcing unreasonable deadlines and causing a defendant to be executed because his attorney failed to timely submit an appeal before the court’s 5 o’clock p.m. court closing time which was done to Michael Richard.