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Harris County District Courts

Harris County

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

Guide Overview

Civil District Courts hear all family and civil law issues including divorce cases, custody issues, child abuse and neglect (involving the Department of Family and Protective Services, or CPS) cases, 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 of the Harris County District Courts.

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Read our articles on Zoom and how to use it to prepare for your hearing.  

Common questions about Harris County

The Harris County District Courts are in the Harris County Civil Courthouse 

201 Caroline Street 

9th – 17th Floors 

Houston, TX 77002 

Phone: (713) 755-7300 
Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

You can use the Harris 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.  

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.  

  • See the Harris County District Courts’ Case Information Inquiry to access the docket. 

  • You can also use the Harris County District Clerk’s Docket Search tool. 

  • Some courts offer updated dockets on their website. Visit your court’s website or contact your court for more information. 

Please review the following documents:  

Instructions & Forms

Honorable Judge Kristen Brauchle Hawkins 

201 Caroline Street 

9th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2600 

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No, unless approved by the court N/A The Court allows attorneys in non-evidentiary hearings to appear by phone or video conference. Contact the Clerk to arrange for an appearance by phone.

You can visit the 11th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Also review the 11th District Court Procedures

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail.  

Litigants need prior approval from the Court before hand-delivering or faxing documents directly to the Court. 

11th District Court’s E-Filing Instructions: 

  • Type the entire title of their pleading in the description field. 

  • Do not split your documents. 

  • Clearly label all exhibits. 

  • Do not attach proposed orders as exhibits. 

Also, read the 11th District’s Court Procedures for more details.  

For matters relating to hearings and motions, contact the Clerk of the Court: 

(832) 927-2600. 

anais.aguirre@hcdistrictclerk.com. 

You may be able to arrange to appear by phone in non-evidentiary settings. Contact the district clerk for more information. 

The 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 held in person only. Contact the trial coordinator for more information: 

(832) 927-2608 

mark_miller@justex.net

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk:  

(832) 927-2600. 

anais.aguirre@hcdistrictclerk.com.  

Honorable Judge Latosha Lewis Payne 

201 Caroline Street 

9th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2650 

View the 55th District Court Live Stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom Yes. Docket Calls and Law Day Dockets can be heard via Zoom or by calling (346) 248-7799

You can visit the 55th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Also review the 55th District’s Court Procedures.  

Also read our article on How to Use Zoom to prepare for a virtual hearing on Zoom.  

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

Also, read the 55th District Court’s Rules of Practice for more details.  

The 55th District Court operates on an Oral Docket. Contact the Court Clerk for an assignment of a date and time for hearing. 

When you obtain a hearing date, you must file a notice of oral hearing and serve it on all parties.  

Possibly. Contact the Clerk for permission and instructions on appearing by telephone. 

The 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. 

Use numbers for exhibits, not letters. 

Have a list prepared for the Court and another for the court reporter. Also, parties should email or have a thumb drive of the exhibits for the court reporter.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns: 

(832) 927-2653 

justin_fitzgerald@justex.net

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2650 or by emailing ozuqui.quintanilla@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Fredericka Phillips 

201 Caroline Street 

9th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2625 

Watch the 61st District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No N/A Non-evidentiary hearings may be allowed under limited circumstances approved by the Court. Contact the Court Clerk for information on virtual proceedings at (832) 927-2625

You can visit the 61st District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.  

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. All motions and responses should also include a proposed order. 

For special instructions regarding electronic filings, see the 61st District Court’s Document Filing Instructions

Also, read the 61st District's Courts Procedures for more details.  

If you have e-filed a motion and want to schedule an available docket hearing, then you can go online to do so. 

To schedule a hearing, read the District Clerk’s instructions in e-Hearing Features

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

The 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. 

Local Court Procedures require you to number exhibits, not letter them. You are also required to prepare a list for the court and another list for the court reporter. Lastly, you should have a thumb drive of the exhibits for the court reporter. 

Call the clerk for any questions you have about filing procedures. 

No. All jury trials are held in person only. Contact the Court for any exceptions. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator for more information: 

(832) 927-2626 

chanda_williams@justex.net

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2625 or by emailing tiffany.jefferson@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Jeralynn Manor 

201 Caroline Street 

9th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 

 
Phone: (832) 927-2680 

Watch the 80th District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No N/A Contact the Court Clerk for any exceptions

You can visit the 80th District Court's webpage  for the most up-to-date information.  

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

To learn more about the filing rules in this court, read the 80th District Court’s Procedures or contact the District Clerk’s Office

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Read the 80th District Court’s Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.  

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

The 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 held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2680 or by emailing danielle.jimenez@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Rabeea Sultan Collier 

201 Caroline Street 

10th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2575 

Watch the 113th District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No N/A Contact the Court Clerk for any exceptions

You can visit the 113th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. You can also read the 113th District Court’s Procedures for Telephone or Video Conference Settings

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

Each motion must be filed with a proposed order.  

Also, read the Local Rules for Electronic Filing in the District Courts of Harris County .

Each motion must be scheduled on either the submission or oral hearing docket by contacting the clerk of the Court for a date and time with a five (5) day notice to the opposing party, unless the motion is agreed and signed by all parties. 

Read the 113th District Court’s Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.  

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

The Court will issue a Docket Control Order with a trial setting along with a Trial Preparation Order.  

Parties must confer regarding the documents exchanged pursuant to the Trial Preparation Order prior to the pre-trial conference. The parties must file a joint statement at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the assigned pre-trial conference identifying the pre-trial issues that the parties have agreed upon and have not been able to agree. The joint statement must list out the exhibits, witnesses and motions in limine by number (for example: Plaintiff’s Exhibit 1 – 20, Defendant’s Exhibit 1 – 20, Plaintiff’s Motion in Limine 1 – 30, Defendant’s Motion in Limine 1 – 30) and simply indicate next to each number whether the parties agree or objection. 

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the trial coordinator at (832) 927-2585 if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2575 or by emailing marcella.henderson@hcdistrictclerk.com

Judge Kyle Carter 

201 Caroline Street 

10th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 


Phone: (832) 927-2550 

Watch the 125th District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No, as of March 25, 2022, docket calls will be held in person and not via Zoom N/A Contact or email the trial coordinator if you are unable to attend in person

You can visit the 125th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.  

Also read the updated 125th Oral Hearing Docket, Docket Call and Zoom Links for information   

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.  

All motions must be filed with a corresponding order. 

Also, read the 125th District Court’s Rules and Procedures for more details.  

Call the clerk to schedule a hearing on a motion.  

Possibly. Contact the trial coordinator if you are unable to attend your hearing in person. 

The 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. 

Any exhibits that need to be redacted must be redacted prior to the beginning of trial. The parties shall exchange all exhibits prior to trial.  

Premark all exhibits before trial. You should bring a copy of your exhibit list for the judge, the court reporter, and opposing counsel besides the one filed in your pretrial order. 

The 125th District Court requests that you: 

  • Have all exhibits on a flash drive numerically labeled.  

  • Have a hard copy for the Court and a hard copy for the jurors. 

  • Bring your proposed Jury Charge on a flash drive or CD. 

  • Contact the court reporter if you have any questions on the submission of evidence.  

Also, review the Helpful Information for Trial for information related to exhibits. 

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Yes. The Court permits appearances and the calling of witnesses at hearings and trial through video conferencing services. Please call the clerk to schedule a video conference appearance. It is the responsibility of the movant to set up such services. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2550 or by emailing jimmy.rodriguez@hcdistrictclerk.com 

Honorable Judge Ravi K. Sandill 

201 Caroline Street 

10th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2525 

Watch the 127th District Court's live stream on YouTube. 

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No N/A Trial settings are in person, docket settings may still operate virtually. Contact the court for more information

You can visit the 127th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Also view the 127th District Court Order Regarding Remote Depositions

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

Any motion or response must include a proposed order. 

Also, read the 127th District Court’s Procedures for more details.  

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Read the 127th District Court's Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.  

Possibly. Contact the court for this information.

The 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 held in person only. Contact the court for any exceptions. 

Possibly. The 127th District Court Order Regarding Remote Depositions allows for the remote deposition of a witness. Contact the trial coordinator at (832) 927-2527 or by emailing donnie_syptak@justex.net

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2525 or by emailing carol.williams@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Michael Gomez 

201 Caroline Street 

10th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2500 

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No, it appears that all appearances in the 129th District Court are now in person N/A Contact the court for any exceptions

You can visit the 129th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Also see the 129th Civil District Court’s Standing Order No. 1 Regarding Remote Depositions

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

Read the Court Reporter’s Trial Notice to Parties for complete filing instructions. 

Also, read the 129th District Court’s Procedures for more details.  

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Read the 129th District Court’s Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.  

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

The 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 held in person only. 

Possibly. Based on the 129th Civil District Court’s Standing Order No. 1 Regarding Remote Depositions, parties may participate remotely by teleconferencing. Contact the court for any updates to these procedures. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2500 or by emailing shanelle.taylor@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Jaclanel McFarland  

201 Caroline Street 

11th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 

 
Phone: (832) 927-2480 

Watch the 133rd District Court's court live stream on YouTube. 

The 133rd District Court is supported by Associate Judge, Honorable Sylvia A. Matthews. See the attached Order Remanding Certain Tax Cases Back to the 133rd District Court

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Telephone conference An attorney may appear by phone for any scheduled hearing. Contact the court clerk for details

You can visit the 133rd District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.  

Also see the Procedures of the 133rd Civil District Court

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

Also, read the 133rd District Court’s Procedures for more details.  

All cases are automatically set for trial after the answer of a defendant. Any party requesting an oral hearing should call the court clerk for a date and time. 

Read the 133rd District Court’s Procedures to learn more about scheduling a hearing. 

Possibly. Local procedures allow for participation by telephone conference. Contact the court for more information. 

The 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 held in person only. Contact the court for more information. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2480 or by emailing evelyn.palmer@hcdistrictclerk.com 

Honorable Mike Engelhart 

201 Caroline Street 

11th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2455 

Watch the 151st District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit the 151st District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Also read the Court’s information on the Current Trial Docket as well as their information on Law Day Dockets 

Also read our article on How to Use Zoom to prepare for hearings on Zoom. 

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

Also, read the 151st District Court’s Procedures for more details.  

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Read the 151st District Court’s Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing. 

Parties in the 151st District Court can also schedule a hearing through Harris County’s e-Hearing system. Read the District Clerk’s e-Hearing Features to learn how to operate the e-Hearing system. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

The 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 held in person only. Contact the court for any exceptions. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2455 or by emailing keeley.hodgins@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Robert Schaffer 

201 Caroline Street 

11th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2425 

Watch the 152nd District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom Evidentiary hearings need to be set in person. Contact the court clerk to set up a telephone or video conference hearing

You can visit the 152nd District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Also see the 152nd District Court’s COVID-19 Procedures

Pro Se Litigants can also view the Pro Se Litigants Combined Information Resource Directory for further information. 

Also read our article on How to Use Zoom to prepare for a virtual hearing via Zoom. 

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

The court reporter will need a physical copy of your exhibits before your hearing or trial, contact the court reporter to arrange for delivery. You will also need to provide a courtesy copy for the court’s convenience.  

See the Court’s rules on Exhibits for Hearings and Trial

Also, read the 152nd District Court’s Procedure for more details.  

Contact the court to request a hearing. Read the 152nd District Court’s Procedure to learn more about scheduling a hearing.  

Possibly. Contact the court to request a virtual hearing. 

The 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. 

Read the 152nd District Court’s information on Exhibits for Hearings and Trial

No. All jury trials are held in person only. Contact the court for more information. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2425 or by emailing katina.williams@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Tanya Garrison 

201 Caroline Street 

11th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2400 

Watch the 157th District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom The court will allow parties to appear by Zoom for default judgment, structured settlement transfer, and minor settlement hearings. All other zoom appearances must be granted by leave of court

You can visit the 157th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Also see the Court and Trial Procedures for the 157th Civil District Court

Also read our article on How to Use Zoom to prepare for a virtual hearing via Zoom. 

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

All motions must have a proposed order filed in advance of the hearing on that motion. 

Read the Court and Trial Procedures for the 157th Civil District Court for the complete court procedures. 

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Read the Court and Trial Procedures for the 157th Civil District Court to learn how to schedule a hearing.  

Possibly. Contact the court to request a virtual hearing. 

The 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 held in person only. Contact the court for more information. 

Witnesses, parties, lawyers, etc. may no longer appear by Zoom absent prior order from the Court. To request permission to have a witness appear via zoom, a motion requesting leave for this purpose should be filed and set for oral hearing. 

Read the Court and Trial Procedures of the 157th Civil District Court for the full requirements for remote testimony. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2400 or by emailing angelica.rodriguez@hcdistrictclerk.com.  

Honorable Judge C. Elliott Thornton 

201 Caroline Street 

12th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2380 

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Telephone Telephonic appearances on contested matters are strongly discouraged. You may only appear by telephone upon receiving special permission from the Court in advance of the hearing

You can visit the 164th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

Parties must provide two courtesy copies of all pleadings and accompanying exhibits to the Court (one for the Judge, and one for the Court Reporter). Parties must also give written notice to all parties stating the specific documents that were provided. 

Also, read the 164th District Court’s Procedures for more details.  

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Read the 164th District Court’s Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.  

Parties must request an oral hearing with the court clerk. After approval, the requesting party must then file a notice of oral hearing and serve it on all counsel and self-represented parties. 

Possibly. Contact the court to request a virtual hearing. 

The 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. 

Contact the court to learn more about jury procedures. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2380 or by emailing jessica.stanton@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Ursula A. Hall 

201 Caroline Street 

12th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2365 

Watch the 165th District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No N/A The Court permits pretrial conferences via phone. You will be notified in your order setting conference. Contact the Court for more information.

You can visit the 165th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.  

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

No less than five (5) days before the “formal pretrial conference date”, parties should submit marked copies of all exhibits that may be used at trial.  

You will receive more information in your order setting trial and setting conference. 

Also, read the Harris County District Courts’ Rules of the Civil Trial Division for more information on filing. 

Contact the court coordinator at (832) 927-2364 to learn more about scheduling a hearing. 

No, it is unlikely. Contact the court for this information. 

The 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. 

You will receive more information in your order setting trial and setting conference. 

You can also contact your Court Clerk at (832) 927-2365 for more details.  

No. All jury trials appear to be held in-person. Contact the court coordinator for more information.  

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2365 or by emailing 165thCourt@justex.net

Honorable Judge Tamika Craft 

201 Caroline Street 

12th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2325 

Watch the 189th District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes, however the Remote Oral Hearing Policy was set to end January 1, 2023. Contact the court to confirm remote hearing policies Zoom The court may still conduct the law day docket via Zoom. Contact the court for updated virtual hearing information

You can visit the 189th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Also, review the 189th District Court’s Remote Hearing Policy.  

Also read our article on How to Use Zoom to prepare for a virtual hearing on Zoom. 

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

All motions and responses should also include a proposed order. 

Read the 189th District Court’s Procedures for more details.  

You may schedule a hearing on an opposed matter by contacting the court’s clerk Dee Mosley: (832) 927-2325 or by emailing deandra.mosley@hcdistrictclerk.com

You can also use eHearing to schedule your hearing. See the District Clerk’s eHearing Instructions for more information. 

Read the 189th District Court’s Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

The 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. Zoom appearance is never allowed for any trials. Counsels must appear in person. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2325 or by emailing deandra.mosley@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Beau A. Miller 

201 Caroline Street 

12th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2300 

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

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

See the 190th District Court’s Video Conference Instructions

You can visit the 190th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Also read our article on How to Zoom to prepare for a virtual hearing on Zoom. 

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. All motions must also include a proposed order. 

Also, read the 190th District Court’s Procedures for more details.  

Contact the Trial Coordinator at (832) 927-2306 to schedule a hearing. Read the 190th District Court’s Video Conference Instructions to learn how to schedule a hearing.  

Possibly. The court will allow Parties to appear by zoom for default judgment and minor settlement hearings. Contact the court to request a virtual hearing.  

An exhibit list is required. All exhibits must be pre-marked with inadmissible matters redacted. See Sensitive Data for more information on redaction.  

The 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. 

Also see the 190th District Court’s Trial Preparation Order for more information. 

Contact the court to determine jury procedures. 

Possibly. All other zoom appearances must be granted by leave of court. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2300 or by emailing tammy.tolman@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Elaine H. Palmer 

201 Caroline Street 

13th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2215 

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit the 215th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.  

Also read our article on How to Use Zoom to prepare for a virtual hearing via Zoom. 

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. All motions must also include a proposed order. 

Read the 215th District Court Procedures for more details.  

Contact the court at (832) 927-2201 to reserve a date and time. 

Read the 215th District Court Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

The 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 held in person only. Contact the court for more information. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2215 or by emailing brenda.barrios@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Lauren Reeder 

201 Caroline Street 

13th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2234 

Watch the 234th District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom Certain dockets will be held in person. Contact the court for more information

You can visit the 234th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.  

Also see the 215th District Court’s Video Conferencing Instructions

Also read our article on How to Use Zoom to prepare for a hearing on Zoom. 

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

You must also file proposed orders with all motions and responses. All proposed orders must include a cover letter and indicate whether the order is agreed to. 

Also, read the 234th District Court’s Procedures for more details.  

Contact the court to schedule a hearing at (832) 927-2234. Read the 234th District Court’s Procedures to learn more about scheduling a hearing. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information.  

The 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. 

Contact the court for more information on requesting a virtual jury trial. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2234 or by emailing shannon.north@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Cory Don Sepolio 

201 Caroline Street 

13th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2269 

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom Certain dockets will be held in person. Contact the court for more information

You can visit the 269th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. 

Also read our article on How to Use Zoom to prepare for a hearing on Zoom. 

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

Contact the court to schedule a hearing.  

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

The 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. 

Contact the court for more information regarding virtual jury trials. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2269 or by emailing taujhnae.travis@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Dedra Davis 

201 Caroline Street 

13th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2270 

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom Certain dockets will be held in person. Contact the court for more information

You can visit the 270th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.  

Also read our article on How to Use Zoom to prepare for a hearing on Zoom. 

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

Also, read the 270th District Court’s Procedures for more details.  

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Read the 270th District Court’s Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing. 

You can also schedule a hearing via the District Clerk’s eHearing platform. See eHearing Instructions for more information. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

The 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. 

Contact the court for more information regarding virtual jury proceedings. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2270 or email the court coordinator at Xiomara_Collins@Justex.net

Honorable Christine Weems 

201 Caroline Street 

14th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-2130 

Watch the 281st District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit the 281st District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.  

Also read our article on How to Use Zoom to prepare for a virtual hearing on Zoom. 

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

Also, read the 281st District Court’s Procedures for more details.  

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Read the 281st District Court’s Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing. 

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

The 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. 

Contact the court for more information on jury proceedings. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-2130 or by emailing bonnie.lugo@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Donna Roth 

201 Caroline Street 

14th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-1375 

Watch the 295th District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No N/A Contact the court for any exceptions

You can visit the 295th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

Also, read the 295th District Court’s Procedures for more details.  

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Read the 295th District Court’s Procedures  to learn how to schedule a hearing.  

Possibly. Contact the court for this information.

The 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. 

Exhibits should be marked with numbers, not letters.  

No. All jury trials are held in person only. Contact the court for more information. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-1375 or by emailing davia.ford@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Brittanye Morris 

201 Caroline Street 

14th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
Phone: (832) 927-1800 

Watch the 333rd District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No N/A Contact the court to learn more

You can visit the 333rd District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. Every motion must include a proposed order. 

Also, read the 333rd District Court’s Procedures for more details.  

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Read the 333rd District Court’s Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.  

Possibly. Contact the court for this information. 

The 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 held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-1800 or by emailing alan.robledo@hcdistrictclerk.com

Honorable Judge Dawn Rogers 

201 Caroline Street 

14th Floor 

Houston, TX 77002 
 
Phone: (832) 927-1825 

Watch the 334th District Court's live stream

This information is current as of March 13, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

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

You can visit the 334th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Also, read the 334th District Court’s Law Day Docket: Telephone Conference and Virtual Conference Settings

Also read our article on How to Use Zoom to prepare for a hearing on Zoom. 

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. 

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing. 

Also, read the 334th District Court's Procedures for more details.  

Contact the court to schedule a hearing. Read the 334th District Court's Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing.  

Possibly. Contact the court for more information. 

The 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. 

Parties should exchange exhibit lists, motions in limine, and proposed charge issues before trial. 

No. All jury trials are held in person only. Contact the court to confirm this information. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Clerk at (832) 927-1825. 

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