January 24, 2019


Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I will be retiring as Judge of the 53rd District Court when my current term of office ends. This work has been, and continues to be, the most meaningful experience of my 40 years as a lawyer. I will always be grateful for having the privilege of serving as a judge in your court.

As I began this work, I was advised by a former colleague and mentor that to do it the right way is very hard work. I have found it to be hard and hope that is because I have done it the right way. I have tried my best to do that, and will continue to try my best until the end.

Being a lawyer in the Austin Bar has been a great joy. You are the most collegial and professional group of lawyers in this state, and I am proud to be among you.

Best wishes,
Scott Jenkins