Judge Hidalgo returns

Welcome back.

Judge Lina Hidalgo

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo thanked Harris County residents for their support Monday in a statement announcing her return to work after an extended leave of absence to receive mental health treatment.

Hidalgo said in the statement that she was “thrilled to be back,” and that her first day back on the job has included meeting with her staff and “slowly working through many supportive letters and notes.”

“Nobody would think twice to take time off work to recover from a heart attack or another physical ailment, and it should be the same way for mental illness,” she said in the statement. “With the treatment I’ve received, it no longer feels like I’m in a constant fight against depression. I hope that others who are struggling will look to my experience and feel empowered to get the help they need instead of suffering in silence.”

Hidalgo announced Aug. 7 that she had checked into an inpatient facility in late July for treatment for clinical depression. She said in a letter that she had been experiencing symptoms “for some time” but was not diagnosed until July. Hidalgo’s office declined to name the facility but said it was out of state.

Hidalgo initially said she and her medical team hoped she could return to her job by early September. Her office announced Sept. 14 that she would be extending her leave of absence until Oct. 2.

See here and here for the background. On that more recent matter, we have this:

At least this time the amended complaint looks like something that a person who attended law school might file. I’ll leave it to the lawyers out there to vet it further. Houston Landing has more.

Also, too, on a side note since I haven’t seen this elsewhere:

I believe that leaves another 17 to go. No time like the present, y’all.

Related Posts:

This entry was posted in Local politics and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Judge Hidalgo returns

  1. Flypusher says:

    IANAL, but does anyone really need to be to recognize these legal farces? There’s sure no shortage of bad lawyering out there these days. Which law schools produced all these jokes?

Comments are closed.