The Office of Court Administration today announced that Mean Ramón will serve as Interim Administrative Director of the OCA, replacing David Slayton. For many years we have enjoyed a wonderful working relationship with David and OCA, and we wish him all the best in his new position. We have also known and worked with Mena for many years and look forward to continuing our relationship with the agency under her leadership. The full text of the press release is reproduced below.

AUSTIN – Maria Elena (Mena) Ramón, General Counsel for the Texas Office of Court Administration, has been named Interim Administrative Director of the Office of Court Administration (OCA).

The Texas Supreme Court approved Ramón to replace David Slayton, who joined the National Center for State Courts as Vice President of Court Consulting Services. Ramón will serve until a new OCA administrative director is hired.

Ramón has been general counsel since January 2009 and has worked at OCA for more than 20 years. Before that, she worked in private practice in Alpine, Texas and with the Texas General Land Office for more than six years. As general counsel, she works with judicial boards and commissions and advises the special committees that review judicial records requests denied under Texas Rule of Judicial Administration Rule 12. She also oversees procurement and negotiates all contracts for the agency.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

A search for a permanent replacement is under way. The posting for the Administrative Director position is on the Judiciary’s Website.

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