Texas Courts Judicial Powers | North Dallas Courts
Effective September 1, 1995, the Supreme Court shall recommend to the legislature convening three years after the federal census help every 10 years any needed changes in the number or allocation of appellate courts.
The Supreme Court also plays an important role in the training and licensing of lawyers and attorneys and in the disciplining of lawyers and judges. Although it generally defers in law school accreditation matters to the American Bar Association, the Supreme Court has the authority to approve Texas law schools.
Finally, the Supreme Court exercises a great deal of control over the judges. Upon the recommendation of the Judicial Qualification Commission, the Court can censure, retire, or remove judges of lower courts, including judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals.