Moseley for Justice
Post Office Box 477
Marshall, Texas 75671
SERVING TEXANS ON THE COURT OF APPEALS
Efficient, Accurate Court Operation
Since Justice Moseley was elected in 2007 as one of the justices of the 6th Court of Appeals, the Court has retained its status among the most efficiently-operating of the fourteen court of appeals in Texas. According to statistics released by the State Office of Court Administration, the 6th Court of Appeals regularly leads all of the other courts in having the shortest “turnaround” time (the time between the filing of an appeal and rendition of an opinion) of the cases filed with it.
The 6th Court of Appeals not only manages its docket efficiently, it has earned a reputation for accurately interpreting and applying the law. Since Moseley has served on the Court, less than 1% of the decisions rendered by the 6th Court of Appeals have been reversed by higher courts.
Concern for the Public
Justice Moseley, working with Chief Justice Josh Morriss, has presented programs to service clubs, colleges, and organizations throughout the judicial district (Texarkana, Longview, Greenville, Jefferson, Carthage, Marshall, Mt. Pleasant, Bonham and Paris) to inform the public as to the role the 6th Court of Appeals plays in the judicial process and the methods it employs to accurately apply the law.
Justices Moseley and Morriss have also authored and presented CLE (Continuing Legal Education) seminars approved by the State Bar of Texas to attorneys within the judicial district. These seminars illustrate means by which attorneys can more effectively represent their clients at trial and on appeal. This program has been presented without charge to attorneys in Longview, Marshall, Carthage, Bonham, Paris, Mt. Pleasant and Greenville.
Recognizing that its district covers a wide geographical area, the 6th Court of Appeals regularly schedules arguments in different parts of the judicial district for the convenience of the litigants in appeals and their attorneys. Since Moseley has been on the Court of Appeals, oral arguments have been scheduled and/or heard in Bonham, Paris, Longview, Greenville, Carthage and Marshall.
My record as a Justice on the 6th Court of Appeals reflects my deeply-held conviction that a judge’s responsibility is to apply the law, not make it. It is the role of the legislature to pass laws and judges should never try to act in such a way that makes new law.
In determining what I believe the law to be in a case, I am obligated to look first to the Constitution of the United States and the Texas Constitution, then to statutory and court rules authority, and finally to the case law. The law should apply the same to the rich as to the poor and to the famous in the same fashion as the anonymous.
If the laws are not followed, then our society loses its fabric and disintegrates. If a judge decides to attempt to create law rather than following existing law, then he encourages another person to do “what is right in his own eyes,” something the Bible instructs us against. (see Judges 21:25)
Experienced Courtroom Attorney
Before being elected judge, Moseley practiced law for 36 years in Marshall, Harrison County. He began his legal career as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney, then engaged in the general practice of law with a concentration on real estate, probate, and commercial litigation.
Marshall High School
The University of Texas, Bachelor of Business Administration
University of Houston, Bates College of Law, Juris Doctor
INTEGRITY AND STRONG ETHICS
Bailey Moseley is known for his strong integrity. His peers in the legal community and his clients know Bailey and his reputation of solid integrity and honesty.
LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC SERVICE (past and present service)
Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
Council Member - Elected by lawyers to serve a four-year term on the statewide council of the second largest section (6,500 members) within the State Bar of Texas.
Real Estate Legislative Affairs Committee
Member & Vice Chairman
The Real Estate Legislative Committee is composed of fourteen lawyers who track and analyze bills of the Texas Legislature that are of interest to lawyers involved in real estate and related matters. Moseley has worked closely with members of the Texas Legislature to make legal documents more understandable for non-lawyers
Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys Board of Directors
Identifying and lobbying for bettering laws involving real estate. The College of the State Bar of Texas is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas.
LEGAL CLASSES & SEMINARS TAUGHT
Legislative Update Institute 2005 (August 2005) Planning Committee & Presenter
Continuing Education Seminar broadcast live via satellite to 25 Texas sites and as a live webcast
Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course (Dallas, Texas; March 2004) Presenter: Significant Bills of the 78th Texas Legislature Affecting Real Estate, Lending & other Commercial Matters.
Dallas Bar Association (Dallas, Tex, Aug 2001) Presenter: Legislative Update: Real Property
SELECTED PAPERS / ARTICLES
Real Estate Law, Texas Bar Journal , September 2003
Developments in Real Estate Law, Texas Bar Journal , September 2003
Significant Bills of the 79th Texas Legislature Affecting Real Estate, Lending and other Commercial Matters. (June 2005) Vice Chairman of Authoring Committee
Bailey Moseley's Background and East Texas Values