The Texas Supreme Court exercises final authority on civil and juvenile delinquency cases in the state. The court consists of nine elected justices who serve staggered 6-year terms. The majority of its cases arrive at the docket as appeals from the state's 14 courts of appeals, although not all appeals are heard by the court. The court typically handles more than 3,000 appeals and various legal matters in a year. It additionally supervises other Texas court operations, monitors attorney conduct, and creates rules for civil and juvenile proceedings.