I've never understood why it is apparently do difficult to competently staff a JP office. Compared to the district and county courts and clerks, it is not like they do anything.I recently filed (via mail) an eviction suit (FE&D) in my former county (in East Texas). I called to see if they received it. "Yes, but I don't know if I will have time to file it or issue the citation today." (It's like 1:30pm.) Well, why the hell not? To file something, you simply assign the next case number in order and stamp the date and time on it. (Okay, maybe you have to get a file folder out and type some information in the computer.) The whole process should take five minutes, including citation and receipt. It's not your job to read the petition first. You don't get to decide whether I can file it or not. You have a ministerial duty to file the document so long as I have enough money to pay the filing fee. You shouldn't have to talk to the JP or call the county clerk to find out how to do your job.My only conclusion is that the pace of work in the JP's office is so slow that they become entranced. Ugh.
What's the story?My Other Brother Darryl
And another thing to rant about--Some of your JP's won't let the attorneys control the case; they will go ahead and set cases for trial without asking anyone if the time is convenient. And when they do set the case (in rural counties anyway), it is likely that your case is the only case set that morning or day. So when you call up with a scheduling conflict or witness problem or you want more time to explore settlement, they get all upset. "I don't know if I can grant your agreed continuance. You are the only case set that day." Well, go fishing or something! You should be glad your schedule has been freed up. Let the parties work it out. Good grief!I just want common sense to return.
And we proudly pay their salaries every year without a complaint.
Why not just say "Just mail in your money because your excuse ain't gonna cut it. We're broke!"
What's even worse is that the JP office is not the ONLY office that operates in that manner. MANY offices in the Jack County Courthouse have limited operating hours. Taxpayers should be outraged. Very hard to find personnel in several offices that are willing to do their jobs.
I just recently moved to Jacksboro, if they are in need of someone...I would love a new job! With those hours, I could be at the lake.
CLOSED!!!! That is funny. If Marlene is gone, she is sick. If Glenda is out, she was just unable to be there. WTF
When we are here, we are here.When we are not here, we are not here.When we are supposed to be here, but are not here, we are sick or on vacation.We suggest calling ahead for a reservations which we may or may not honor, depending if we are here or not here.If you show up in person, without a reservation, try the door. If it is locked, we are not here, or supposed to be here, but sick or on vacation. If the door is unlocked, someone is here. If they can help you or not is a different question.
That's the craziest hour of operations sign that I have ever seen! Need a lawyer just to decipher it, just to know if you should come that day or 3 days from next year?????
Reminds me of the check clearing story from the movie "Madison".
Sounds Like some Wise county Offices I deal with! Some Court Clerks are useless around here when It comes to knowing there Job and get all Pissy when they are proved wrong!!
Like paying a ticket on the Rhome speed trap.
The criminals like this set up.
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