Laredo, TX, December 03, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Webb County Court at Law Judge Ben Morales announced his candidacy for re-election of County Court at Law #1. Judge Morales was appointed Associate Municipal Court Judge in 1984. He served as Municipal Court Judge from 1990 to 1998 and was elected as Judge of County Court at Law #1, where he is presently serving his fourth term.
Judge Morales is a Viet Nam Era Veteran and in 1976, he graduated from Southwest Texas State University receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History. In 1979, he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Judge Morales began his legal career in 1979 as a Staff Attorney at Texas Rural Legal. He has also served as Chairman of the Webb County Juvenile Board overlooking the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP), and the Juvenile Detention Center. He served as Juvenile Chair from 2001 to 2007, and served as Juvenile Referee from 1996 to 1998.
He was an Assistant Webb County Attorney from 1985 to 1988. He is presently a member of the Webb County Bail Bond Board and is a member of the American Judge’s Association and a 2005 Graduate of the Texas College for Judicial Studies. Judge Morales is currently working on establishing a Juvenile Drug Court and a Veteran’s Court. He is a founder of the Social Justice Night Court which just celebrated its 10 years of providing free legal counsel to indigent residents of Webb County who could not otherwise afford an attorney.