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City Council Recognizes Judge Juan R. Partida for 30 Years of Service to the 275th District Court

EDINBURG, TEXAS (Nov. 21, 2018) – The Edinburg city council recognized Judge Juan R. Partida for 30 years of service to the 275th District Court.

Mayor Richard Molina presented Partida with a proclamation at the Nov. 20 city council meeting.

Partida has served the 275th District Court since December 1988 with his current term set to expire Dec. 31, 2018.

In 1998, Partida became the first District Judge in Hidalgo County to use two types of Alternative Dispute Resolution methods for civil cases. Partida recommended the use of voluntary mediation to attorneys and later made mediation mandatory. He was also the first judge in the Rio Grande Valley to use the Prison Orientation for One Day Program as a condition of community supervision in criminal cases.

Partida has served as Chairman of the Hidalgo County Bail Bond Board and is a member of the Texas Center for the Judiciary, Inc., State Bar of Texas and the Hidalgo County Bar Association. He was elected by his fellow District Court Judges as Presiding Judge for the Board of Judges, and also served as the overseer of the two auxiliary courts in Hidalgo County.

Partida was born in Edinburg and is a graduate of Edinburg High School. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a bachelor’s degree and a law degree. He and his wife, Felicia, have three children.