Second District Court of Appeals Chief Justice Terrie Livingston plans to retire September 8, 2017. Livingston, who has served as a justice since 1994, was appointed as the court’s chief justice in 2010 by former Gov. Rick Perry and reelected in 2012.

“It has been an honor to serve our 12 counties these last 22 plus years, and to work with our justices here and across the State of Texas,” Livingston said in a press release. “We also have some of the best lawyers and support staff that continuously step up when needed; our production is top notch.”

Livingston began her legal career in 1980, working for several law firms and later her own practice. She created the first budget for the Tarrant County Bar Association and served as chair of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation in 2007. In 2015, Livingston received the Tarrant County Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, which recognizes a member of the judiciary who has served on the bench for at least a decade and has made many notable contributions.