About Clarissa Webster

Clarissa Webster

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Clarissa Webster has served as the Ector County District Clerk since 2015 and is completing her second four-year term in office. Clarissa has distinguished herself as a committed public servant dedicated to preserving and maintaining the judicial records of the County of Ector and the State of Texas.

As the district clerk, Clarissa believes in progress through sound working relationships and collaboration. During her tenure she has served the county and the State of Texas in several capacities:

  • Certified Paralegal - National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
  • Member of National Association of Legal Assistants (2007-Present)
  • Member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas District Court Alliance Board Member
  • County and District Clerk Association of Texas
    • Legislative Committee Member (2021-Present)
    • Education Committee Member (2016-Present)
    • Bylaws Committee Member (2018-2020)
  • Appointed Parliamentarian for the County and District Clerks’ Association of Texas (2018-2019 and 2019-2020)
  • Voted County & District Clerk Association of Texas, Region III - District Clerk of the Year, 2021
  • 2016 Ector County Bar Association Liberty Bell Award Recipient
  • Statewide presenter & panelist regarding
    • Civil Writs;
    • Records and Archives - Preservation Through Digitization;
    • Legislative Updates Affecting Clerks;
    • Modern District Clerk Practices and Challenges
  • Member of Texas Office of Court Administration's Resumption of Jury Trials Advisory Group (COVID-19 Response Efforts)
  • Odessa College Paralegal Advisory Committee Member
  • Hosted the County and District Clerk Association Region III Meetings in Spring 2017 and Fall 2021
  • Speaker at statewide workshop offered on SB 346 legislative updates to criminal court costs in 2019
  • Speaker at various other conferences and area meetings for TDCA, CDCAT, and Region III Clerks
  • NOW College & Career Sunday School Teacher - Sherwood Baptist Church
  • Served on many committees and programs for Sherwood Baptist Church (2008-present)
  • Presents weekly Children's Lesson for Sunday morning worship services - Sherwood Baptist Church

Clarissa is passionate about the integrity and availability of public court records. She has lead her office and the local courts into the modern digital practices of court records as mandated by the Texas Supreme Court and recommended by Office of Court Administration. She has worked to develop all the necessary technology procedures and interdepartmental collaboration required to meet the contemporary 21st century needs of our legal community. In addition to the modernization of current daily court records, she has also performed necessary restoration on historic court records to preserve our local history and ensure that it is available for our future generations.

Clarissa is committed to continued progress by enhancing customer service, capitalizing on technology, and streamlining practices to deliver more efficient and responsive government.

Accomplishments Achieved for Ector County

✓ Passionately leads with integrity to provide solutions that preserve our local history, protect our court records, and plan for our future generations.
✓ Mentors and trains other District Clerks, including serving as a frequently requested speaker at local and statewide education meetings and conferences.
✓ Collaborated with other Ector County Departments to modernize local courts and justice practices.
✓ Upgraded to new jury software, utilizing technology to provide better solutions for the courts and our local community.
✓ Implemented and integrated Texas eFile with our local case management system.
✓ Established a Public Portal that provides real-time access to local court record indexes and hearing schedules.
✓ Developed local e-notice practices to provide rapid information to attorneys and parties regarding court case activities and orders.
✓ Updated daily court records into contemporary paperless processes.
✓ Began the development of a detailed office procedure manual for new electronic processes to ensure consistency and accuracy.
✓ Directed and oversaw the software conversions from four legacy systems into a sole-source case management system.
✓ Audited and balanced historical financials.
✓ Digitized all historical court files (dating back to 1887) to provide multi-source access and an electronic backup to ensure continuous and perpetual availability of all historical court records.

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