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David W. Slayton

David W. Slayton

In May of 2012, David W. Slayton began serving in his current position as the administrative director for the Texas Office of Court Administration and as executive director of the Texas Judicial Council. Prior to this position, Slayton served as the director of court administration for the Lubbock County District Courts and County Courts at Law for eight years. He has been employed by the judicial branch in various roles for almost 20 years. Previously, he served as court services supervisor for the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, in Dallas and as a trial court coordinator for the 99th District Court in Lubbock County.

Slayton earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in public administration from Troy University. He is a 2007 graduate fellow of the Institute for Court Management. He received the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the National Center for State Courts and the 2010 Robert O. Dawson Award for Indigent Defense. He serves on the board of directors of the Conference of State Court Administrators, is the co-chair of the National Court Joint Technology Committee, a past president of the National Association for Court Management, and was formerly the secretary on the board of directors for the Texas Association for Drug Court Professionals. In addition to the aforementioned organizations, Slayton is a member of the Texas Association for Court Administration.

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Guest Appearances
May 14, 2020

Texas Judiciary: The New Landscape of Operations During COVID-19

David Slayton shares insights on how the Texas judiciary is navigating COVID-19 and what to expect as courts reopen.