Aurora Martinez Jones, a first generation American, is an appointed Associate Judge in Travis County and was sworn in on January 2, 2015. She is from La Porte, Texas and attended college at The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. She then attended The University of Texas School of Law and upon receiving her law license; she started her own law firm. As an attorney, she practiced primarily in child welfare law and civil litigation. Judge Martinez Jones is Board Certified in Child Welfare Law and is a Child Welfare Law Specialist, Certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children. Her court is dedicated to the child welfare dockets in Travis County. Judge Martinez Jones is active locally, statewide and nationally with her work promoting Judicial Innovation. Judge Martinez Jones and her husband, Mitchell Jones, are the proud parents of two precious little girls.