Judge Maria Salas Mendoza

Judge Maria Salas Mendoza Government Judge of the 120th District Court

Administrative District Judge

* 2015 Outstanding Jurist, presented by the El Paso Young Lawyers Association

* 2014 Pathfinder, presented by Texas Women Lawyers

* 2013 Outstanding Jurist, presented by the El Paso Paralegal Association

* Fellow, Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource (ASTAR) curriculum, presented by ASTAR Executive Board by chair Robert M.

Bell (ret. Chief Judge)

* Presidential Commendation, Certificate of Special Competence at Texas College of Judicial Studies, presented by State Bar of Texas

* 2012 Border Hero, presented by Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

* Chair’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Service to the Judiciary, presented by Chair Justice Gina P. Benavides, Texas Center for the Judiciary

* Reynaldo G. Garz

Bell (ret. Chief Judge)

* Presidential Commendation, Certificate of Special Competence at Texas College of Judicial Studies, presented by State Bar of Texas

* 2012 Border Hero, presented by Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

* Chair’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Service to the Judiciary, presented by Chair Justice Gina P. Benavides, Texas Center for the Judiciary

* Reynaldo G. Garz

Operating as usual

Photos from El Paso Young Lawyers Association's post
06/01/2021

Photos from El Paso Young Lawyers Association's post

#raisethebar #HIS #texaslatinxjudges
05/14/2021

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#raisethebar #HIS #texaslatinxjudges

05/08/2021

Law Day Dinner and Awards recipients

05/06/2021
05/06/2021

We are delighted to introduce Texas Latinx Judges.

A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that empowers Latinx judges in Texas, Texas Latinx Judges is an organization long overdue.

05/06/2021

We are delighted to introduce Texas Latinx Judges.

A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that empowers Latinx judges in Texas, Texas Latinx Judges is an organization long overdue.

#raisethebar
05/04/2021
Cinco de Música

#raisethebar

A fundraising event featuring musical performances by Hispanic persons in the legal profession. This event will also feature work of the ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities to raise awareness and funds for the Commission.

Timeline Photos
05/02/2021

Timeline Photos

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of “Hernández v. Texas,” a landmark United States Supreme Court case that decided that Mexican-Americans and all other racial groups in the U.S. had equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

Pete Hernandez, a Mexican-American agricultural worker, was convicted of murder in Jackson County, Texas. Hernandez’s defense worked to demonstrate that the jury hearing his case could not be impartial unless member of non-Caucasian races were allowed on the jury-selecting committee. After many appeals, the case eventually came before the U.S. Supreme Court where the Court unanimously ruled in favor of Hernandez and that he be retried with a jury composed without regard to ethnicity.

This ruling was a step forward in the Civil Rights Movement.

04/30/2021

#RaiseTheBar

04/28/2021
04/28/2021

Wear Denim Tomorrow!

Denim Day grew out of a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a r**e conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. Even today, survivors all over the world are being blamed for their sexual assault. As advocates, we stand for empathy, acceptance and empowerment. Survivors are never to blame for a sexual assault. Period.

Consent starts with three words, "Is it ok?"

#RaiseTheBar
04/27/2021

#RaiseTheBar

Still time to register! Should be an outstanding CLE!

Timeline Photos
04/23/2021

Timeline Photos

Less than 2 weeks until #ABAHispanicCommission signature event, #CincoDeMusica! Join us and be entertained by judges, GC's, national bar association orchestras and more! @ABAesq @ABA_CRSJ @ABADiversity

For more info and to register: http://ow.ly/TKHm50EvxsV

#RaiseTheBar
04/21/2021

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Texas Team ready for rhe first congressional visit during #ABAday! Several ATJ Teams meeting with the Texas Congressional Delegation to support a much needed funding increase to the Legal Services Corporation.

04/20/2021

The Evolving Devastation of COVID-19 on the Latina/o Community is The Center for Mexican American Studies topic for its distinguished speaker presentation by Dr. Rogelio Saenz.

Wednesday, April 21
6pm

04/17/2021
Senate Resolution Honoring Women Judges

Texas Women Judges Day celebrated on April 13, 2021.

Thank you Senator Judith Zaffirini, Texas State Senator for your support. Great thanks to Chief Justice Rebeca Martinez without whom this video would not have happened and to the Office of Court Administration for accomplishing the impossible on a short time frame to produce this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcjZRxUCgkc

If you’re not a member of the NAWJ, what are you waiting for?

#RaiseTheBar
04/16/2021

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The Legacy of Judge Reynaldo G. Garza - That's the topic of our next CLE.

Join us to learn about the first Mexican American federal judge!

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Noon

#raisingthebar

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04/16/2021

#RaiseTheBar

Join the #ABAHispanicCommission and our cosponsoring entities @ABA_CRSJ and @ABA_Immigration on April 26th at 1pm ET for this timely webinar on understanding DACA!

Register here: http://ow.ly/Y93S50EoNyR

@ABADiversity @ABAesq

04/13/2021

Celebrating Texas Women Judges Day!

#RaiseTheBar
03/27/2021

#RaiseTheBar

HISPANIC ISSUES SECTION STATEMENT CONDEMNING RACISM AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS

#StopAsianHate

#RaiseTheBar

March 22, 2021 —Organizing some good trouble 😁 with these wonderful judges.  Judge Orlinda Naranjo joined the trouble by...
03/25/2021

March 22, 2021 —Organizing some good trouble 😁 with these wonderful judges. Judge Orlinda Naranjo joined the trouble by phone.

March 22, 2021 —Organizing some good trouble 😁 with these wonderful judges. Judge Orlinda Naranjo joined the trouble by phone.

03/25/2021

Changes to Appellate Courts? Know the History First.

Our March CLE is open for registration.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Noon

03/24/2021

REMINDER - this Thursday!!!!

First 100 people to register for RESILIENT: Thriving in Times of Change will be entered in a drawing for giveaways during the meeting (including a Kate Spade purse & other great items!)

#RaiseTheBar
03/23/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Changes to Appellate Courts? Know the History First.. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

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Join our distinguished panel as they discuss the history and structure of Texas appellate courts and the gains that Hispanics have made on the judiciary in Texas. The panel will also analyze current proposals to “re-organize” appellate courts and the impact these proposals may have on the repres...

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03/20/2021

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#RaiseTheBar#lovewins#Noplaceforinjustice
03/20/2021

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Join Judges Ravi K. Sandill, Lauren Reeder, Staci Williams, Christine Vinh Weems & me on Clubhouse tomorrow at noon as w...
03/19/2021
Texas Civil Litigation - A Discussion Group

Join Judges Ravi K. Sandill, Lauren Reeder, Staci Williams, Christine Vinh Weems & me on Clubhouse tomorrow at noon as we discuss the state of civil litigation in Texas. We'll have Andrew Dao moderating the conversation.
#clubhouse

Friday, March 19 at 12:00pm CDT with Ravi Sandill, Maria Salas Mendoza. Join us as we discuss Texas Civil Litigation. Judges from Dallas, El Paso & Houston will lead the discussion.

03/19/2021
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Always a great meeting. I’m hoping this will be the first and last virtual one.

https://files.constantcontact.com/16ac2f39201/fee16b17-28af-44a9-bfea-ea1dccf52902.pdf

Justice Eva M. Guzman and Justice Gina M. Benavides  are great leaders, mentors and people. I am humbled by their suppor...
03/17/2021

Justice Eva M. Guzman and Justice Gina M. Benavides are great leaders, mentors and people. I am humbled by their support.

Congratulations to my colleague and friend, Judge Maria Salas, El Paso District Judge, to being appointed to the Supreme Court Advisory Committee. Her service to the judiciary is unwavering.

It is a great honor to be appointed to the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee.https://www.txcourts.gov/media/1451867...
03/17/2021

It is a great honor to be appointed to the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee.

https://www.txcourts.gov/media/1451867/219030.pdf

Congratulations to my colleague and friend, Judge Maria Salas, El Paso District Judge, to being appointed to the Supreme Court Advisory Committee. Her service to the judiciary is unwavering.

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El Paso, TX
79997-3242

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Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day today!!!🎉🎂
We delivered the clothes collected by the El Paso Executive Women Lions Club and the El Paso Association of Legal Professionals to the H.O.P.E Institute on October 7th. The best part was meeting Hope Jackson, whose divine inspiration has led her to establish this tremendous resource for female homeless veterans.
Over a decade ago, the El Paso Women's Bar Association began its Positive Role Model Program at Aoy Elementary. The program brings 30 fifth graders to the courthouse once a month where they meet positive role models and learn about various careers in law. I started a second program with Burleson Elementary about 6 years ago. I love the first session when they meet the staff of the court and try out my chair.