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Dallas County Civil District Courts

Dallas County

Learn the virtual court procedures, who you need to contact, and more about the Dallas County Civil District Courts.
Overview

Guide Overview

Civil District Courts hear all civil law issues including cases involving title to land and civil matters where the amount of money or damages involved is $200 or more.  

This guide contains information on all the Civil District Courts and Associate Courts of Dallas County.

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Research Tips

Read our articles on Zoom and how to use it to prepare for your hearing. You should also read the following documents uploaded by the Dallas County District Clerk: 

Common questions about Dallas County

The Dallas County District Courts are in the George L. Allen Sr. Courts Building at 600 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75202. 

Phone: (214) 653-7301 

Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

You can use the Dallas County District and County Courts Case and Document Information search available on the District Clerk’s webpage. You can also visit the Civil and Family Records Desk

For questions related to District Courts Case Information, contact DC-Inquiry@dallascounty.org.  

You can read How to E-File to learn about E-Filing.  

You can also read more about E-Filing on the District Clerk's webpage.  

Visit the District Courts Docket Information to find a full list of the District Court Daily Docket. You can filter through the livestreams for each court’s daily docket on the Courts Live Streaming page

Instructions & Forms

Honorable Eric V. Moyé 

600 Commerce Street 
5th Floor, New Tower 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-6000 

Watch the 14th Civil District Court's live stream on YouTube.  

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes, on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Zoom. Yes. All jury trials and agreed settings are in person.

You can visit the 14th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents must be e-filed. 

Also, read the 14th District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details.

After the answer is filed, the Court will send out scheduling orders or a trial setting notice. Normal motion docket is Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hearings must be scheduled after discussion with the other side.  

Read the 14th District Court’s Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing. 

Yes. Virtual hearings are set on Wednesday and Thursday. The court clerk will let the setting party know if the hearing is remote or in person. If the setting party does not want an in-person hearing, they can set their hearing on a remote docket day.

All documents you plan on presenting as evidence for your hearing must be filed at least three days before any hearing. Participants are allowed to screen share during the hearing to show their evidence.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the Court Coordinator Bonnie Rivera at (214) 653-6000 or brivera@dallascourts.org.

Honorable Veretta Frazier 

600 Commerce Street 
5th Floor, New Tower 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-7427 

The 95th District Court is supported by Honorable Ronald B. Hurdle’s Associate Court. 

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Yes. Contact the court for information.

You can visit the 44th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. The link to the 44th's Zoom court is available there as well. 

Virtual hearings are only allowed if no evidence or testimony will be presented or if travel is more than one hour to the court.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

Also, read the 44th District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details.

After the answer is filed, parties can file motions and then call the court clerk to request a hearing. To contact the court clerk, call (214) 653-7427. 

Read the 44th District Court’s Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.

Yes. Parties may request a virtual hearing by filing a formal motion showing good cause at least 48 hours before the hearing. Virtual and telephone hearings will be set on Wednesdays or other pre-approved days by the Judge and arranged through the court coordinator.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the Court Coordinator Johnathan McKinnon at (214) 653-6996 or jmckinnon@dallascourts.org.

Honorable Martin Hoffman 

600 Commerce Street 
5th Floor, New Tower 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-6510 

Watch the 68th District Court’s court live stream on YouTube

The 68th District Court is supported by Honorable Tahira K. Merritt’s Associate Court. 

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. All Friday hearings and jury trials are held in person.

You can visit the 68th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. The link to the 68th's Zoom court is available there too. 

Virtual hearings are only allowed if no evidence or testimony will be presented or if travel is more than one hour to the court.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the District Clerk. 

Also, read the 68th District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details.

The court holds hearings on Mondays. Friday settings are reserved for cases that are subject to trial. The court clerk can set hearings up to one hour long. If more than one hour is needed, parties need permission from the judge. All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling the hearing. 

To schedule a hearing, contact the Court Clerk Rosa DelaCerda at (214) 653-7536 or Rosa.DelaCerda@dallascounty.org.  

Read the 68th District Court’s Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.

Yes. Parties may request a virtual hearing by filing a motion in advance of the hearing.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the Court Coordinator Rhonda Pinson at (214) 653-6510 or rhonda.pinson@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Monica Purdy 

600 Commerce Street 
6th Floor, New Tower 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-6361 

Watch the 95th District Court’s court live stream on YouTube

The 95th District Court is supported by Honorable Ronald B. Hurdle’s Associate Court. 

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit the 95th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.  

Virtual hearings are only allowed if no evidence or testimony will be presented or if travel is more than one hour to the court.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents must be e-filed or filed in person or by mail with the District Clerk.

Read the 95th's Zoom Instructions before scheduling a hearing by Zoom. 

To schedule a hearing, contact the Court Clerk Marissa Gomez at (214) 653-6603. When you call, ask the clerk to note under the comments “Zoom” hearing. Then you will e-file a notice of the hearing with all Zoom instructions.

Yes. Read the above section called “How do I schedule a hearing in this court?” for requesting a virtual hearing.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court. 

All proposed evidence should be e-filed no later than 48 hours (not including weekends or holidays) before your hearing and emailed to the court coordinator.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the Court Coordinator Karin Alonzo at (214) 653-6361 or kalonzo@dallascourts.org.

Honorable Staci Williams 

600 Commerce Street 
6th Floor, New Tower 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-6937 
Fax: (214) 413-4233 

Watch the 101st District Court’s court live stream on YouTube

The 101st District Court is supported by Honorable Ronald B. Hurdle’s Associate Court. 

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. All Friday hearings and jury trials are held in person.

You can visit the 101st District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. The link to the 101st's virtual courtroom is available there too. 

Virtual hearings are only allowed if no evidence or testimony will be presented or if travel is more than one hour to the court.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents and motions must be as succinct as possible. All documents must be e-filed. If you are self-represented, documents may be mailed or filed in person with the District Clerk. 

Also, read the 101st District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details.

The court generally schedules hearings on Mondays. All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling the hearing. Parties must request that a motion be set for hearing or placed on the submission docket. 

To schedule a hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (214) 653-7256

Read the 101st District Court’s Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.

Yes. Parties may request a virtual hearing by calling the Court Clerk.

All exhibits that will be entered or used during Zoom hearings must be pre-marked and sent to the Court Reporter at least 72 hours before the hearing. Send all exhibits to terri.etekochay@dallascounty.org.

Read page 8 of the 101st Policies and Procedures for more details. 

Court staff will contact you after the hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the Court Coordinator at (214) 653-6937 or 101court@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Staci Williams 

600 Commerce Street 
6th Floor, New Tower 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-6937 
Fax: (214) 413-4233 

Watch the 116th District Court’s court live stream on YouTube

The 116th District Court is supported by Honorable Tahira K. Merritt’s Associate Court. 

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. All Friday hearings and jury trials are in person.

You can visit the 116th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Virtual hearings are only allowed if no evidence or testimony will be presented or if travel is more than one hour to the court.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents must be e-filed. If you are self-represented, documents may be mailed or filed in person with the District Clerk. 

Also, read the 116th District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details.

After filing a motion, call the Court Clerk at (214) 653-7446 to request a hearing. All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling the hearing. Hearings will typically be scheduled within two weeks of the request. 

Read the 116th District Court’s Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.

Yes. Parties may request a virtual hearing by calling the Court Clerk.

Court staff will contact you after the hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the Court Coordinator Shirl Townsend at (214) 653-6015 or stownsend@dallascourts.org.

Honorable Dale Tillery 

600 Commerce Street 
6th Floor, Old Tower 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-6995 

Watch the 134th District Court’s court live stream on YouTube

The 134th District Court is supported by Honorable Ronald B. Hurdle’s Associate Court. 

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Microsoft Teams. Yes. All Friday hearings and jury trials are held in person.

You can visit the 134th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. All civil jury trials are in-person beginning February 14, 2022. Also read Guidance for Use of Videoconferencing from the court’s page. 

Virtual hearings are only allowed if no evidence or testimony will be presented or if travel is more than one hour to the court.

To learn how to use Microsoft Teams for your hearing, read How to Use Microsoft Teams.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents must be e-filed. If you are self-represented, documents may be mailed or filed in person with the District Clerk. 

Also, read the 134th District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details.

A case is immediately placed on the trial docket when an answer is filed. The initial setting is selected based on the facts of the case in the initial petition.  

If you want to have an issue heard on the court’s motion docket, you must contact the Chief Clerk of the Court Terri Kilgore at (214) 653-7546. Motions to be considered without an oral hearing by agreement of the parties should be set a motion for submission at 8 a.m. Monday–Thursday.  

Motions that require an oral hearing will be scheduled depending on the type of hearing.

  • Discovery motions are heard at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays or as otherwise scheduled by the court.
  • All other motions are heard Monday–Friday 8:30a.m. to 9:30 a.m. with 30 minutes per case.

Contact the Court Clerk to set a date convenient for the parties and for scheduling assistance. 

All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling the hearing.  

Read the 134th District Court’s Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing. 

Yes. Parties may request a virtual hearing by calling the Court Clerk.

Paper exhibits: All proposed, admitted, and offered exhibits should be pre-marked and emailed to the Court Reporter at tina.thompson@dallascounty.org. Paper exhibits should be in PDF format. 

Audio/visual exhibits: Audio and visual file names should include the exhibit number and whether it’s a video or audio recording. All audio and visual exhibits should be sent to the Court Reporter via Dropbox at thompsontxcsr@outlook.com.  

For exhibit rules in a trial, read the 134th District Court’s Standing Order Regarding Trial Exhibits.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the Court Coordinator Francine Ly at (214) 653-6995 or fly@dallascourts.org.

Honorable Aiesha Redmond 

600 Commerce Street 
6th Floor, New Tower 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-7271 

Watch the 160th District Court’s court live stream on YouTube

The 160th District Court is supported by Honorable Ronald B. Hurdle’s Associate Court. 

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Microsoft Teams. Yes. All Friday hearings and jury trials are held in person.

You can visit the 160th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. All civil jury trials are in-person beginning February 14, 2022. 

Virtual hearings are only allowed if no evidence or testimony will be presented or if travel is more than one hour to the court.

Read How to Use Microsoft Teams to learn about the platform and prepare for your virtual hearing.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents must be e-filed. If you are self-represented, documents may be mailed or filed in person with the District Clerk. 

Also, read the 160th District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details.

Once a motion is on file, call the Court Clerk at (214) 653-7271 to request a hearing. The court will make every attempt to schedule a hearing within two weeks of the request. 

All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling the hearing. 

Read the 160th District Court’s Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.

Yes. Parties may request a virtual hearing by calling the Court Clerk. Telephone hearings are only allowed if no evidence or testimony will be presented or if travel to the court is more than one hour.

Court staff will contact you after the hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only. View the 2023 Jury Calendar on the court’s webpage.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the Court Coordinator Nicholas Zaragoza at (214) 653-7273 or Nicholas.Zaragoza@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Ashley E. Wysocki 

600 Commerce Street 
7th Floor, New Tower 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-7348 

Watch the 162nd District Court’s court live stream on YouTube

The 162nd District Court is supported by Honorable Tahira K. Merritt’s Associate Court. 

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. All hearings except for docket calls, the DWOP docket, and status conferences are in person.

You can visit the 162nd District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents must be e-filed. If you are self-represented, documents may be mailed or filed in person with the District Clerk.

Once a motion is on file, call the Court Clerk at (214) 653-7156 to request a hearing. The court will make every attempt to schedule a hearing within two weeks of the request. 

All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling the hearing.

Yes. Parties may request a virtual hearing by calling the Court Clerk. Telephone hearings are only allowed if no evidence or testimony will be presented or if travel to the court is more than one hour.

Except for Docket Calls, DWOP Dockets, and status conferences, unless otherwise directed by the Court, all hearings are conducted in person.

Court staff will contact you after the hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the Court Coordinator Eva Richardson at (214) 653-7348 or eva.r.richardson@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Gena Slaughter 

600 Commerce Street 
7th Floor, New Tower 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-6609 

Watch the 191st District Court’s court live stream on YouTube

The 191st District Court is supported by Honorable Tahira K. Merritt’s Associate Court. 

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. All Friday hearings and jury trials are held in person.

You can visit the 191st District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents must be e-filed. If you are self-represented, documents may be mailed or filed in person with the District Clerk.

Also, read the 191st District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details.

Once a motion is on file, call the Court Clerk at (214) 653-7117 to request a hearing. The court will make every attempt to schedule a hearing within two weeks of the request. Hearings are held on Mondays and, subject to trials, on Fridays for one-hour durations. One or two short hearings are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. 

All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling the hearing. 

Read the 191st District Court’s Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.

Yes. Parties may request a virtual hearing by calling the Court Clerk.

Court staff will contact you after the hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the Court Coordinator Texxa Simmons at (214) 653-6609 or Texxa.Simmons@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Maria Aceves 

600 Commerce Street 
7th Floor, New Tower 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-7709 

The 192nd District Court is supported by Honorable Ronald B. Hurdle’s Associate Court. 

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit the 192nd District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. As of February 1, 2022, the 192nd District Court began holding all hearings, non-jury trials, and jury trials in-person only.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents must be e-filed. If you are self-represented, documents may be mailed or filed in person with the District Clerk.

Also, read the 192nd District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details.

Once a motion is on file, call the Court Clerk at (214) 653-7748 to request a hearing. All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling the hearing. 

Read the 192nd District Court’s Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Contact the court clerk to inquire.

Court staff will contact you after the hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the Court Coordinator Veronica Vaughn at (214) 653-7709 or veronica.vaughn@dallascounty.org.

Honorable Bridgett N. Whitmore 

600 Commerce Street 
8th Floor, New Tower 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-6998 

Watch the 193rd District Court’s court live stream on YouTube

The 193rd District Court is supported by Honorable Tahira K. Merritt’s Associate Court. 

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit the 193rd District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents must be e-filed. If you are self-represented, documents may be mailed or filed in person with the District Clerk. Contact the court clerk to ask the status of any motions that have been filed. 

Also, read the 193rd District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details.

Once a motion is on file, call the Court Clerk at (214) 653-7791 to request a hearing. All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling the hearing. 

Read the 193rd District Court’s Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Contact the court clerk to inquire.

Court staff will contact you after the hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the Court Coordinator Deborah Nelson at (214) 653-6998 or 193Court@dallascourts.org.

Honorable Emily G. Tobolowsky 

600 Commerce Street 
8th Floor, New Tower 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-6781 

The 298th District Court is supported by Honorable Tahira K. Merritt’s Associate Court. 

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit the 298th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents must be e-filed. If you are self-represented, documents may be mailed or filed in person with the District Clerk. Contact the court clerk to ask the status of any motions that have been filed. 

Also, read the 298th District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details.

Once a motion is on file, call the Court Clerk at (214) 653-6779 to request a hearing. All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling the hearing. 

Read the 298th District Court’s Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Contact the court clerk to inquire.

Court staff will contact you after the hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the Court Coordinator Carolyn Dupree Brown at (214) 653-6781 or cbrown@dallascourts.org.

600 Commerce Street 
6th Floor West, Aux 6-C 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-6167 

Associate Judge Hurdle supports the 44th, 95th, 101st, 134th, 160th, and 192nd Civil District Courts. 

Watch Judge Hurdle’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Contact the court for information.

You can visit Associate Judge Hurdle's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents must be e-filed. If you are self-represented, documents may be mailed or filed in person with the District Clerk. Contact the court clerk to ask the status of any motions that have been filed. 

Any responses to a motion going to a hearing should be filed at least one day before the hearing, but no later than 4:30 p.m. the day before the hearing is scheduled. 

Also, read Associate Judge Hurdle’s Policies and Procedures for more details.

Once a motion is on file, call the Court Clerk at (214) 653-6167 to request a hearing. All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling the hearing. Do not schedule a prove-up that requires live testimony except on Friday afternoons. 

Read Associate Judge Hurdle’s Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing. 

Associate Judge Hurdle is regularly referred motions and hearings from the following district courts. Below is Judge Hurdle’s regularly scheduled motion and hearing docket: 

  • 44th District Court—Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

  • 95th District Court—Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

  • 101st District Court—Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

  • 160th District Court—Fridays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

  • 192nd District Court—Mondays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

  • Prove-up Docket for all the above District Courts—Fridays 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Judge Hurdle also hears matters requesting Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) and Temporary Injunctions (TI).

Possibly. Contact the court clerk to inquire.

Court staff will contact you after the hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the court at (214) 653-6167.

600 Commerce Street 
6th Floor West, Aux 6-B 
Dallas, Texas 75202 
 
Phone: (214) 653-6043 

Associate Judge Merritt supports the 14th, 68th, 116th, 162nd, 191st, 193rd, and 298th Civil District Courts. 

Watch Judge Merritt’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of February 15, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. Contact the court for information.

You can visit Associate Judge Merritt’s webpage for the most up-to-date information. To access Judge Merritt’s virtual court, the Zoom codes are provided on the court's page.

A civil case information sheet must be completed and filed with all original petitions or applications filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. You can find the Civil and Family Cover Sheet with Instructions and additional instructions for self-represented litigants on the District Court’s website.   

All documents must be e-filed. If you are self-represented, documents may be mailed or filed in person with the District Clerk. Contact the court clerk to ask the status of any motions that have been filed. 

Any responses to a motion going to a hearing should be filed at least one day before the hearing, but no later than 4:30 p.m. the day before the hearing is scheduled. 

Also, read Associate Judge Merritt’s Policies and Procedures for more details.

Once a motion is on file, call the Court Clerk at (214) 653-6779 to request a hearing. All parties must discuss setting a hearing with the other party before scheduling the hearing. 

In addition to the motions and hearings Judge Merritt presides over, Judge Merritt also hears matters requesting Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) and Temporary Injunctions (TI). Do not schedule a prove-up hearing that requires live testimony except on Friday afternoons. 

Read Associate Judge Merritt’s Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.

Possibly. Contact the court clerk to inquire.

Court staff will contact you after the hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are being conducted in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

For any questions, contact the court at (214) 653-6043.

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