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    Secretaries for the Medical Examiner’s Office provide a diverse complement of administrative support services for the daily operation of the office.  In addition to performing typical secretarial tasks, each medical secretary assists in the management of records, complex transcription services and interaction with bereaved families, law enforcement agencies, hospitals and funeral homes.  Included in their responsibilities is the issuance of death certificates, amendments and cremation authorization certificates as well as scheduling pathologists for court appearances.


    Carol A. Lawson
    Executive Assistant/Public Information Officer


    Accepting employment with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office in 2005, Ms. Lawson serves currently as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Medical Examiner.  In this role, she schedules pathologists for morgue duty, arranges court appearances and professional engagements for the Chief Medical Examiner and his staff, supervises the Secretarial Services section, and assists families, law enforcement agents, and attorneys with their concerns and inquiries.  Additionally, she serves as the Public Information Officer for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's District, fielding questions from the media and releasing information to the public as necessary.  Ms. Lawson has reaffirmed her dedication through continued professional development in Public Information Officer awareness, leadership, and influence, as well as training with the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Association (FBI-LEEDA).