Bexar County Courthouse 100 Dolorosa 4th Floor San Antonio, TX 78205
Judge Arteaga has served as the presiding judge of the 57th District Court since January 2009, and is the first woman elected to this historic court which was created in 1899. She is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin and St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Twice appointed by Mayor Phil Hardberger as a Magistrate and Associate Judge for the City of San Antonio, she has received several awards honoring her extensive trial experience, leadership, mentorship and charitable work in the community.
Judge Arteaga also serves as President of the Texas Association of District Court Judges which represents District Court Judges all over the state. Additionally, the judge serves on the State Bar of Texas’ Legislative Committee and Hispanic Issue Section, as well as the National Association of Women Judges.
Bottled water is permitted in the courtroom.
During trial, participants may bring a beverage into the courtroom as long as it has a spill-proof lid.
No food or gum-chewing allowed in the courtroom.
Appropriate courtroom attire is required of all persons entering courtroom, i.e. shirt-tails must be tucked, no flip flops, etc.
Cameras in the Courtroom:
The Court follows Misc. Docket No. 92-0067 of the Supreme Court of Texas approved March 11, 1992, regarding procedures for electronic media coverage. Copies may be obtained from the Deputy Clerk.
Open Door Policy:
If you have a question about procedures, PLEASE ASK -- we are here to serve. Remember, however, that we cannot give legal advice and cannot have ex parte communications about cases. When in doubt, put your question in writing and copy your opponents. Please also make suggestions on how we can improve the efficiency and user-friendliness of our Court.