Judge Aurora Martinez Jones

The Honorable Aurora Martinez Jones is elected to the 126th District Court bench and is responsible for the oversight and administration of all Travis County Termination of Parental Rights civil lawsuits filed by the Travis County District Attorney's Office on behalf of the Child Protective Services division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. She was elected on November 3, 2020. Prior to that election, she has served as the Associate Judge dedicated to the Travis County CPS Courts since January 2, 2015. She was the first Associate Judge to preside in this dedicated judicial seat. Judge Martinez Jones received both her undergraduate degree and law degree from The University of Texas at Austin and the School of Law, respectively. She is Board Certified in Child Welfare Law and is a Child Welfare Law Specialist, certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children. She is committed to progressive approaches for supporting the children and families who appear before her and also aims to use her court as a teaching ground for legal professionals and up-and-coming lawyers. Judge Martinez Jones regularly speaks at conferences, hosts free CLEs, and actively mentors students while also providing judicial internships to both pre-law and law students. Judge Martinez Jones enjoys being an active member of the judiciary.