• Susan Criss-Publications, Talks & Classes


    Everyone must be treated fairly” Galveston County Daily News October 19,2014

    Gays have equal marriage rights” Galveston County Daily News September 14,2014

    Severance decision muddled law” Galveston County Daily News  August 24

    Priorities are justice, fairness” Galveston County Daily News July 6.2014

    “The Use of Social Media” The Advocate,, Vol. 60 Fall 2012

    Wall of Honor commemorates sacrifice” Galveston County Daily News May 10, 2010

    “Ethical Considerations in Social Media” TYLA eNews,, August 29, 2009

    “Texas’ All Woman Court” In Chambers Magazine for Texas Center for the Judiciary

    A coach who taught a lifetime’s strategy” Galveston County Daily News, June 21, 2007

    Memories of a lovely family at work” Galveston County Daily News, April 19, 2006

    Judge’s role isn’t to be a rubber stamp” Galveston County Daily News May 25, 2006

    Galveston County Daily News, November 26, 2004

    “Cuts to Budget Will Cost Taxpayers More” Galveston County Daily News, April 28, 2003

    Far Too Many Mentally Ill Are Incarcerated” Be“Time to Respond to Mental Illness Crisis” Galveston County Daily News, June 25, 2002

    Conference Shows Resolve of NYC Justice System” Galveston County Daily News,

    November 17, 2001

    “Legislators Give Children a Chance” Galveston County Daily News, August 21, 1997



    “Judges Panel- Top Ten Things You Should Know” Advanced Personal Injury Law, Panel Member – Houston, Texas September 7, 2012

    “View From the Bench: Top Ten Things To Do or Avoid” Advanced Personal Injury Law, Panel Member – Houston, Texas September 14, 2011

    “Social Media: The Good, The Bad and the Lucky”, Panel Member, Texas Minority Counsel Program – Austin, Texas September 7, 2011

    “Use of Social Media in Litigation” Advanced Civil Trial Course, Panel Member – San Antonio July 23, 2010

    Invited testimony before Texas House Select Committee on Emergency Preparedness“The Adaptable Lawyer: From the Bench: Social Media Ethics and Etiquette for Lawyers” Texas State Bar Annual Meeting – Fort Worth, Texas June 10, 2010

    “Know Your Ike Rights”, Panel Member, Houston Business Journal – Houston, Texas April 29, 2010

    “Ethics in the Courtroom for the New Lawyer” 2010 TADC Trial Academy – Galveston, Texas April 23 to 24, 2010

    “Social Networking” Leadership State Bar of Texas Brown Bag Lunch Conference Call, Panel Member – April 21, 2010

    “Social Networks & The Practice of Law” Electronic Filing, Evidence & Computer Technology for Galveston County Attorneys – Galveston, Texas February 25, 2010

    “First Amendment- Bloggers, Twitters & Communications in the 21st Century” National Association of Women Judges Conference – Memphis, Tennessee October 2009

    “Courts and New Media Realities: Traditional Media v. Social Media” Co-Presenter, Model Courts All Sites Conference, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges – Newport Beach, California October 7, 2009

    “When Disaster Strikes: How to Practice When All Hell Breaks Loose”, Panel Member – Houston Bar Association Bench Bar Conference – Galveston, Texas April 24, 2009

    “Courts and Media in the 21st Century: Twitters, Bloggers, the New Media, Old Media and What’s a Judge to Do?”, Panel Member – ABA Judicial Division, Chicago, Illinois July 31,

    “Cruel and Unusual Punishment? Scope and Possible Solutions to the Warehousing of the mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System” co-presenter with Dr. Mike FullerEighth Annual Psychiatric Update, UTMB Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston, Texas March 14, 2003

    NAMI Gulf Coast Mental Awareness Week “Building Communities of Hope” Dinner Guest Speaker – Alvin, Texas October 3, 2002

    “A View From the Bench” sponsored by St. Mary’s Law School, Panel Member – Galveston, Texas October 21, 2001 CLE credit

    “Special Concerns in Treatment and Supervision of Adult Sex Offenders” co-presenter with Dr. Collier Cole – Texas Probation Association Regional Conference, Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston, Texas January 22, 2001

    “Growing Older and Wiser in Galveston: The Realities of Aging Conference”, Panel Member – University of Texas Medical School, October 21, 1995

    “Child Abuse”, Lunch Speaker – Daughters of the American Revolution, October 15, 1994

    “Medical Evidence in Child Abuse Cases”, Lecturer – Child Protective Services Seminar, October 13, 1994

    “Laws That Protect Children”, SpeakerUniversity of Houston at Clear Lake Legal Studies Association April 19, 1994

    Galveston Police Department POST Training, “Elder Abuse”, LecturerUniversity of Houston at Clear Lake Legal Studies Association March, April & June 1994

    “Sex Offender Treatment”, Panel MemberGalveston County Child Advocacy Project February 15, 1994

    “Sexual Assault Laws” – Texas City Police Department Training, November 14, 1993

    “Perpetrator Confessions” Panel MemberChild Abuse and Neglect Task Force Training, November 10, 1993

    “Child Abuse Laws and Court Procedure”, Lecturer Women’s Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County, November 1, 1993

    Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Felony Division Training, October 28, 1993

    “Child Abuse Prosecution”, Rotary Club of West Galveston County October 15, 1993

    “Child Abuse Laws”, Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association September 10, 1993

    Galveston Police Memorial Foundation Ceremony, Speaker, May 12, 2003