“I was a student in the courtroom of Judge Edna Staudt’s Teen Court for three years. During that time, I experienced what it was like to be a juror, bailiff, defense attorney, and prosecuting attorney.
Judge Staudt has a passion to teach the next generation of leaders about the inner workings of the American judicial system. My own understanding of what goes on behind the scenes in the courtroom was greatly expanded due to her training.”
Alex Hebert, Former Teen Court Volunteer
Former Student Lead Attorney
“As a legal professional, I am incredibly honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to know and to work with Judge Edna Staudt for many years. Professionals
“The legal community respects Judge Staudt. Not only is she fair, attentive, and compassionate in the courtroom, her positive influence permeates our community beyond the courtroom doors. She selflessly and tirelessly promotes mentoring and parenting programs, coaches teen leadership development, prepares young men and women to be responsible adults, fights for constitutional rights of ordinary citizens, and speaks for those who have no voice.
“Judge Staudt is a conservative Christian motivated to put her faith into action by serving the members of her community.
“I regard Judge Staudt as an invaluable member of our judiciary.”
Patricia M. Cofty, JD/MBA
Attorney / Mediator
You! And the 200,000+ other residents of Precinct 2 whom Judge Staudt continues to faithfully serve upholding laws protecting individual rights of “…life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.
Defending self-evident truths
“Judge Staudt is knowledgeable in the law and administers the law with respect and concern for all people.” Terence Davis, Attorney at Law
“I learned more about government and the courtroom through Judge Staudt’s Teen Court program than I did anywhere else. Whether you’re a jury member or an attorney, she was always a helpful resource for feedback and questions that I had. ” Brandon Chase, Former Teen Court Student Volunteer
Former Teen Court
A JP of the people, by the people, for the people
Judge Staudt is not an attorney. As Justice of the Peace, she is a judge for the people.
The Texas Constitution of 1876 established the Court of the Justice of the Peace. As Williamson County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Judge Staudt is elected by voters in Precinct 2 to serve 4 year terms.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must be 18 or older first day of term
- Must not have be determined mentally incompetent by a court
- Must not be a felon
- Must have been a resident for 12 months in Texas, 6 months in the precinct
Judge Edna Staudt is a lifelong, native Texan and a resident of Precinct 2 for over 28 years. She has sacrificially and selflessly invested in the lives of the citizens in our community, far above and beyond the responsibilities of the office of Justice of the Peace.
In short: She’s competent and she cares. Both in word and deed.