The Third Court of Appeals is one of 14 regional appellate courts in Texas. The Court is composed of a chief justice and five other justices, each of whom is elected to a six-year term. It has jurisdiction over trial courts of 24 Texas counties, stretching from Sterling County in west Texas to Fayette County in central Texas.
The Third Court decides appeals in both civil and criminal cases and is located in Austin. Its responsibility is to make sure that trial courts properly apply the law. Appeals are usually heard by a panel of three judges. The Court's decisions may be appealed further to either the Texas Supreme Court or the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
The 24 counties served by the Third Court are listed below.
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