Hispanic Heritage: Judge Jorge Hernandez's vision from the bench

Hispanic Heritage: Judge Jorge Hernandez's vision from the bench

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Jorge Hernandez has presided as Lubbock municipal court judge since 2016. He is the first Latino elected to this position. He considers himself fortunate to get paid for something he loves.

"Every morning I wake up and I pray to God and say God give me the wisdom to do your work," said Hernandez. "Give me the wisdom to do the justice that each case deserves."

Hernandez is the son of immigrants, he was born in Brownsville but raised in San Antonio. His interest in law began back in high school he was actively involved in the social justice movement of that era. He said he wanted to pursue a degree in law where he could help people.

He earned his bachelor's degree in history from Tulane University. He then graduated from Texas Tech's law school. He practiced law before moving to an associate judge in 2011. Judge Hernandez was elected to the municipal court in 2016.

While ruling from the bench he wants to establish programs within the court that can help the public. A personal goal of his is to be a guide and mentor the next generation of students.






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