Job descriptionThe nine-member Texas Supreme Court is the highest court for civil (not criminal) cases in the state. Term is six years.
  • Reviews decisions on civil and juvenile cases appealed from lower courts. The court may also decide not to review cases.

  • The court has administrative control over the State Bar of Texas and is the sole authority for licensing attorneys in Texas.

Note: civil law deals with behavior that injures an individual or other private party, such as a corporation. Examples include libel, breach of contract, property damage, and negligence resulting in injury or death.
Annual salary$168,000-$201,600