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Harris County Family District Courts

Harris County

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

Guide Overview

Family District Courts hear all family law issues including divorce cases, annulments, enforcement or interpretation of agreements incident to divorce, protective orders, suits affecting the parent-child relationship, child custody, visitation, child support, paternity, termination and adoption, child abuse and neglect (involving the Department of Family and Protective Services, or CPS), and all other cases arising under the Texas Family Code. 

This guide contains information on all Harris Family District Courts, Child Support—IV-D Courts, and the Child Protection Court. 

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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 Harris County District Clerk: 

Common questions about Harris County

The Harris County Family District Courts are in the Harris County Civil Courthouse at 201 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas 77002. 

The 280th Family District Court and Child Protection Court are temporary located in the Juvenile Justice Center at 1200 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002. 

Phone: (832) 927-5800 
Family Ancillary Clerk Email: family.courts@hcdistrictclerk.com  
Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

You can create an account and use the Harris County District Record and Document Search available on the District Clerk’s webpage. You can also visit the District Clerk’s office at the courthouse in room 201 or the Records Center at 5900 Canal Street, Houston, Texas 77011. 

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.  

Search for your court’s docket on the District Record and Document Search using the Docket Search tab. You can search by specific dates, cause numbers, and type of case. 

Instructions & Forms

Honorable Angela M. Lancelin 

201 Caroline Street 
15th Floor 
Houston, Texas 77002 
 
Phone: (713) 274-1245 

Watch the 245th District Court's court live stream

The 245th District Court is supported by Associate Judge Roland Brown. 

Watch Associate Judge Brown’s court live stream

This information is current as of December 20, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. See virtual court procedures for details.

You can visit the 245th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the 245th's E-Hearing Instructions and the 245th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures uploaded to the court’s webpage. 

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. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (832) 927-5600 or eFiling@hcdistrictclerk.com. Or check the Civil Online Filing page. 

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 245th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details. 

All hearing requests, except for CPS, pretrial, and final trial for any e-filed petition or motion must be submitted using the E-Hearing Portal on the District Clerk’s website.  

If your motion or petition was filed in person, by fax, or by mail, contact the Court Clerk, Vantres Davis-Flanagain, to schedule a hearing at vantres.flanagain@hcdistrictclerk.com.  

Read the 245th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures to read more on how to schedule a hearing. 

Yes. You must file a Rule 11 Agreement with the court to show both parties agreed to the virtual hearing before scheduling the hearing. A Notice of Remote Hearing must be filed by the scheduling party with the Zoom Meeting details. 

The court will not consider virtual hearings for: 

  • Final contested trials with more than two witnesses; 

  • Contested temporary hearings with more than two witnesses; 

  • Habeas proceedings; 

  • Enforcement proceedings; 

  • Emergency TRO and temporary hearings; and 

  • CPS adversary hearings and final trials. 

Exhibit lists must be e-filed at least three business days before the day of the hearing. All evidence you plan on using for your hearing must be given to the other parties and the court reporter according to the 245th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures.  

Send all exhibits to the Court Reporter, Ofelia Stevens, at ofelia_stevens@justex.net.  

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Victor Almendarez at (713) 274-1245 or victor_almendarez@justex.net

Honorable Angela L. Graves-Harrington 

201 Caroline Street 
16th Floor 
Houston, Texas 77002 
 
Phone: (713) 274-4500 

Watch the 246th District Court's court live stream

The 246th District Court is supported by Associate Judge Yahaira Quezada. 

Watch Associate Judge Quezada's court live stream

This information is current as of December 20, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom Only uncontested and pretrial hearings are held virtually.

You can visit the 246th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the 246th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures uploaded to the court’s webpage. 

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. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (832) 927-5600 or eFiling@hcdistrictclerk.com. Or check the Civil Online Filing page. 

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 246th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details. 

To schedule a hearing, email the court clerk at 246hearings@justex.net.  

Read the 246th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures to read more on how to schedule a hearing. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

If you set a virtual hearing, you must file a Notice of Hearing with all Zoom Meeting details to all parties. 

All exhibits must be sent to other parties to the hearing by 2 p.m. the business day before the hearing. This means if your hearing is on a Monday, you must send any evidence you plan on using to the other parties by 2 p.m. on the Friday before.  

For the court, create and email a file share link using a cloud storage service to 246hearings@justex.net. Make sure the subject line of the email includes your full case number, party identification (like Plaintiff or Respondent), and the date of the hearing. 

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Astrid Rivas at (713) 274-4500 or astrid_rivas@justex.net.  

 

Honorable Janice Berg 

201 Caroline Street 
15th Floor 
Houston, Texas 77002 
 
Phone: (713) 274-1247 

Watch the 247th District Court's court live stream

The 247th District Court is supported by Associate Judge Bethany Arnold. 

Watch Associate Judge Arnold's court live stream

This information is current as of December 20, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom Yes. In-person at parties' choice.

You can visit the 247th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the 247th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures uploaded to the court’s webpage. 

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. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (832) 927-5600 or eFiling@hcdistrictclerk.com. Or check the Civil Online Filing page. 

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 247th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details. You can also use the forms page available on the court’s website. 

To schedule a hearing, you can use the scheduler available at the bottom of the court’s homepage.  

Read the 247th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures to read more on how to schedule a hearing. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

If you set a virtual hearing, you must file a Notice of Hearing with all Zoom Meeting details to all parties. A Notice of Hearing form is available on the court’s forms page

All exhibits must be sent to other parties to the hearing by 2 p.m. the business day before the hearing. This means if your hearing is on a Monday, you must send any evidence you plan on using to the other parties by 2 p.m. on the Friday before.  

For the court, create and email a file share link using a cloud storage service to 247exhibits@justex.net. Make sure the subject line of the email includes your full case number, party identification (like Plaintiff or Respondent), and the date of the hearing. 

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Rosie Diaz at (713) 274-1247 or rosa_diaz@justex.net.  

Honorable Sandra Peake 

201 Caroline Street 
16th Floor 
Houston, Texas 77002 
 
Phone: (713) 274-4560 

Watch the 257th District Court's court live stream

The 257th District Court is supported by Associate Judge Angelina Gooden. 

Watch Associate Judge Gooden's court live stream

This information is current as of December 20, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom Yes. All final trials, jury trials, enforcements, protective orders, and writ of habeas proceedings are in-person only. 

You can visit the 257th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the 257th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures uploaded to the court’s webpage. 

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. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (832) 927-5600 or eFiling@hcdistrictclerk.com. Or check the Civil Online Filing page. 

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 257th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details. You can also use the forms page available on the court’s website. 

To schedule a hearing, use the E-Hearing Portal on the District Clerk’s website

Read the 257th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures to read more on how to schedule a hearing. 

You can request a virtual hearing using the scheduler available at the bottom of the court’s homepage. Any hearing except for final trials, jury trials, enforcements, protective orders, and writ of habeas proceedings can be in-person. 

Read the 257th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures to read more on how to schedule a hearing. 

All exhibits must be sent to the court reporter, Angela McBride, at least 48 business hours before your hearing date. This means if your hearing is on a Monday, you must send your exhibits to the court reporter by Wednesday night or Thursday morning the week before. All exhibits must include an exhibit list. Email exhibits to angela_mcbride@justex.net. For more details, read the 257th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Pamela Hunt at (713) 274-4560 or pamela_hunt@justex.net

Honorable Damiane Dianne Curvey 

Harris County Juvenile Justice Center 
1200 Congress Street 
1st Floor 
Houston, Texas 77002 
 
Phone: (713) 274-4680 

This information is current as of December 20, 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 280th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information and to read the 280th’s Policies and Procedures lower on the page. 

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. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (832) 927-5600 or eFiling@hcdistrictclerk.com. Or check the Civil Online Filing page. 

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 can also use the Forms and Templates page available on the court’s website. 

To schedule a hearing, email the court coordinator, Kenisha McCauther, at kenisha_mccauther@justex.net.  

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

If your hearing is virtual, 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. You will want to use the exhibit list form provided by 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 your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Kenisha McCauther at (713) 274-4680 or kenisha_mccauther@justex.net.  

 

Honorable Gloria E. López 

201 Caroline Street 
8th Floor 
Houston, Texas 77002 
 
Phone: (713) 274-4600 

Watch the 308th District Court's court live stream

The 308th District Court is supported by Associate Judge Ryan Salfiti. 

Watch Associate Judge Salfiti's court live stream

This information is current as of December 20, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom In-person at parties' choice.

You can visit the 308th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the 308th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures uploaded to the court’s webpage. 

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. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (832) 927-5600 or eFiling@hcdistrictclerk.com. Or check the Civil Online Filing page. 

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 308th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details. You can also use the Forms page available on the court’s website. 

To schedule a hearing, you can use the scheduler available at the bottom of the court’s homepage or use the setting scheduler linked to the homepage. 

Read the 308th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures to read more on how to schedule a hearing. You can also watch this video with Tips on Policies and Procedures from the 308th. 

Yes. Use the hearing scheduler linked above to set a virtual hearing. 

If you set a virtual hearing, you must file a Notice of Remote Court Proceeding with all Zoom Meeting details to all parties. A notice of remote court proceeding form is available on the court’s forms page. The court provides a tutorial on how to file a Notice of Remote Court Proceedings you can use as well. 

All exhibits must be sent to other parties to the hearing by 2 p.m. the business day before the hearing. This means if your hearing is on a Monday, you must send any evidence you plan on using to the other parties by 2 p.m. on the Friday before.  

For the court, create and email a file share link using a cloud storage service to 308exhibits@justex.net. Make sure the subject line of the email includes your full case number, party identification (like Plaintiff or Respondent), and the date of the hearing. 

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Jeanandria Beard at (713) 274-4600 or jeanandria_beard@justex.net.  

Honorable Linda Marie Dunson 

201 Caroline Street 
16th Floor 
Houston, Texas 77002 
 
Phone: (713) 274-4520 

Watch the 309th District Court's court live stream

The 309th District Court is supported by Associate Judge Qiana Manns. 

Watch Associate Judge Manns' court live stream

This information is current as of December 20, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
No Zoom At the court's discretion and all Friday dockets are virtual.

You can visit the 309th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the 309th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures uploaded to the court’s webpage. 

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. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (832) 927-5600 or eFiling@hcdistrictclerk.com. Or check the Civil Online Filing page. 

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 309th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details. You can also use the forms linked on the court’s website. 

You must request a hearing date and time through the E-Hearing Portal on the District Clerk’s website. All TRO hearings must be set through the Ancillary Clerk at (832) 927-5705—do not use the e-hearing system or contact court staff to schedule TRO court proceedings. 

Read the 309th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures to read more on how to schedule a hearing. 

Yes. Friday dockets are heard on Zoom. You must request a virtual hearing and have the request approved by the court before attending virtually. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. 

You must provide an Exhibit List to the court and the court reporter on a USB flash drive before your hearing or trial begins—do not email exhibits to the court or court reporter. Visit the court’s webpage to see an example Exhibit List. All exhibits must be exchanged with other parties two days before a hearing and ten days before a final trial. Do not e-file exhibits. 

You can read the 309th District Court’s Procedures for Exhibits for All Trials and Hearings for more detail. 

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Clerk Mercedes Anders at (713) 274-4520 or mercedes.anders@hcdistrictclerk.com.  

Honorable Sonya L. Heath 

201 Caroline Street 
15th Floor 
Houston, Texas 77002 
 
Phone: (713) 274-1310 

Watch the 310th District Court's court live stream

Watch the 310th District Court Jury Trial live stream

The 310th District Court is supported by Associate Judge Charles Collins. 

Watch Associate Judge Collins' court live stream

This information is current as of December 20, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom Yes. CPS and final trials are in-person only. 

You can visit the 310th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the 310th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures uploaded to the court’s webpage. 

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. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (832) 927-5600 or eFiling@hcdistrictclerk.com. Or check the Civil Online Filing page. 

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 310th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details. You can also use the linked forms available on the court’s website. 

All hearing dates and times, except for CPS hearings and final trials, must be requested through the E-Hearing Portal on the District Clerk’s website. Any non-electronically filed motions by pro se litigants 

The 310th docket call schedule is as follows: 

  • Mondays—Trials; 

  • Tuesdays—TDFPS; 

  • Wednesdays—Temporary orders (limit 45 minutes per side), Ancillary Motions; 

  • Thursdays—Enforcements, DRO; and 

  • Fridays—Contested entries, Compels, Pre-Trial/Status Conferences. 

Read the 310th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures to read more on how to schedule a hearing. You can read how to schedule a hearing on the E-Hearing Portal using a handout provided by the court. 

Yes. Use the hearing scheduler linked above to set a virtual hearing. 

If you set a virtual hearing, you must file a Notice of Remote Proceeding with all Zoom Meeting details to all parties. A notice of remote court proceeding form is available on the court’s homepage. The court provides a tutorial on how to file a Notice of Remote Proceedings you can use to help fill out the form.

All exhibits must be sent to other parties to the hearing by 2 p.m. the business day before the hearing. This means if your hearing is on a Monday, you must send any evidence you plan on using to the other parties by 2 p.m. on the Friday before.  

For the court, create and email a file share link using a cloud storage service to 310exhibits@justex.net. Make sure the subject line of the email includes your full case number, party identification (like Plaintiff or Respondent), and the date of the hearing. 

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Melinda Schmidt at (713) 274-1310 or melinda_schmidt@justex.net.

Honorable Germaine J. Tanner 

201 Caroline Street 
8th Floor 
Houston, Texas 77002 
 
Phone: (713) 274-4580 

Watch the 311th District Court's court live stream

The 311th District Court is supported by Associate Judge Kimberly Baughman. 

Watch Associate Judge Baughman's court live stream

This information is current as of December 20, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom Yes. All trials and evidentiary hearings are in-person unless parties agree to virtual. 

You can visit the 311th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the 311th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures and Zoom Policies and Procedures uploaded to the court’s webpage. 

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. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (832) 927-5600 or eFiling@hcdistrictclerk.com. Or check the Civil Online Filing page. 

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. Be sure to include a proposed order when filing a motion on the submission docket. 

Also, read the 311th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures and Zoom Policies and Procedures uploaded to the court’s webpage. 

Contact the court to schedule a hearing date and time. Read the 311th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures and Zoom Policies and Procedures to learn how to schedule a hearing. 

To better help you schedule your hearing, the following is the court’s general schedule: 

  • Uncontested Docket: Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and at other times subject to court availability; 

  • Trial Docket: Mondays at 10 a.m.; 

  • Temporary Orders Hearings: Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m.; 

  • CPS Docket: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; 

  • Contempt: Thursdays at 10 a.m.; 

  • Entry and Submission Docket: Fridays at 10 a.m.; and 

  • Other Ancillary Matters including Protective Orders: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. 

Yes. All trials and evidentiary hearings are in person unless both parties agree to a Zoom appearance by a Rule 11 Agreement. Hearings can also be hybrid where some parties are in person and others appear virtually. All Zoom or hybrid hearings must give advance notice to the court coordinator. 

To get a virtual hearing, make sure to have a Rule 11 Agreement signed showing the agreement. Contact the court to set a Zoom hearing date and time. Once that is confirmed, contact the court coordinator to get the hearing meeting details. Once you receive the Zoom meeting details, you must file a notice of hearing with hearing details and that all parties agree to have the hearing virtually. 

Read the 311th’s Zoom Policies and Procedures for more details on how to request a virtual hearing. 

Each party must provide the court and court reporter with an exhibit list before the start of the hearing or trial. You must have a copy of every exhibit for the judge, opposing parties or counsel, and others participating in the hearing.  

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

Read the 311th District Court’s Exhibit Policies from their webpage for more information. 

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Iris Garcia at (713) 274-4580 or iris_garcia@justex.net.  

Honorable Teresa J. Waldrop 

201 Caroline Street 
16th Floor 
Houston, Texas 77002 
 
Phone: (713) 274-4540 

Watch the 312th District Court's court live stream

The 312th District Court is supported by Associate Judge Treasea Trevino. 

Watch Associate Judge Trevino's court live stream

This information is current as of December 20, 2023.  

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom Yes. Contempt, temporary orders, discovery disputes, and other ancillary matters are in-person only.

You can visit the 312th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the 312th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures uploaded to the court’s webpage. 

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. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (832) 927-5600 or eFiling@hcdistrictclerk.com. Or check the Civil Online Filing page. 

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 312th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details. You can also use the linked forms available on the court’s website. 

All self-represented parties should contact the Court Clerk, Sherise Dickerson, to set a hearing. To contact the court clerk, call (713) 274-4540 or email sherise.dickerson@hcdistrictclerk.com.  

The 312th court schedule is as follows: 

  • Uncontested Docket: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., and at other times subject to court availability. Hybrid format (Zoom or in person) permitted. 

  • Defaults: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays - 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and at other times subject to court availability. Hybrid format permitted. 

  • Trial Docket: Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Hybrid format permitted for docket call only. 

  • Contempt: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. In person only. 

  • Temporary Orders: Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. In person only. 

  • CPS Docket: Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Zoom only. 

  • Submission Docket: Thursdays & Fridays at 8:30 a.m. 

  • Entry: Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Hybrid format permitted. 

  • Discovery Disputes: Fridays at 1:30 p.m. In person only.  

  • Other Ancillary Matters: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in person only unless prior Court approval is obtained. 

Read the 312th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures to read more on how to schedule a hearing.  

Yes. Contact the Court Clerk, Sherise Dickerson, to set a hearing. The following types of hearings can be set to be virtual: 

  • Uncontested hearings; 

  • Default hearings; 

  • Docket call for trials; 

  • CPS hearings; 

  • Submission hearings (at the court’s discretion); 

  • Entry of orders hearings; and 

  • Other ancillary matters at the court’s discretion. 

If you set a virtual hearing, you must file a Notice of Remote Proceeding with all Zoom Meeting details to all parties. A notice of remote court proceeding form is available on the court’s homepage.  

All exhibits must be sent to other parties to the hearing at least three business days before the day of the hearing. All evidence you plan on using for your hearing must be given to the other parties and the court reporter according to the 312th Family District Court’s Policies and Procedures and the Standing Order of the 312th District Court Regarding the Submission of Exhibits for Zoom Hearings

For the court, create and email a file share link using a cloud storage service to the Court Reporter, Ramona Gonzales, at 312exhibit@justex.net. Make sure the subject line of the email includes your full case number, party identification (like Plaintiff or Respondent), and the date of the hearing. 

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Dawn Hutchings at (713) 274-4540 or dawn_hutchings@justex.net.

Honorable Julia Maldonado 

201 Caroline Street 
15th Floor 
Houston, Texas 77002 
 
Phone: (713) 274-4620 

Watch the 507th District Court's court live stream

The 507th District Court is supported by Associate Judge Victoria Sanchez. 

Watch Associate Judge Victoria Sanchez’s court live stream. 

This information is current as of December 20, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes Zoom Yes. Hearings for contested temporary orders and hearings on discovery disputes are held in-person.  

You can visit the 507th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. You can also read the 507th District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details. 

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. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (832) 927-5600 or eFiling@hcdistrictclerk.com. Or check the Civil Online Filing page. 

When dealing with a discovery dispute, you 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 507th District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more details.  

Except for final trials, all hearing dates are scheduled through the E-Hearing Portal on the District Clerk’s website. A self-represented party can also contact the Court Clerk to schedule a hearing. 

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing. To contact the court clerk, Stephanie Garcia, call (713) 274-4620 or email stephanie.garcia@hcdistrictclerk.com.  

The following may be held virtually: 

  • General trial docket call; 

  • Uncontested matters (can be done hybrid); 

  • CPS hearings; and 

  • Entry of orders. 

Once a virtual hearing has been set, you must fill out and file a Notice of Remote Court Proceeding with all hearing date information to serve on all parties. 

Read the 507th District Court’s Policies and Procedures for more information. 

Evidence must be submitted electronically by emailing the Court a link to your cloud storage service (e.g., Dropbox, GoogleDrive, SharePoint). The subject line of the email shall state the full cause number, your party identification, and the date of the court proceeding. Do not use a cloud “share” feature intended for collaboration that requires an account with that service. 

Exhibits should be pre-marked and identified by Exhibit number and short description (e.g., P-01, Petitioner’s FIS; P-02, photos of children; R-1, Respondent’s Sworn Inventory and Appraisal). 

Email the file share link for exhibits to the Court Reporter, Jenine Redden, at 507exhibits@justex.net

Please note: Exhibits submitted to the Court’s email via cloud link must still be offered to be part of the court reporter’s record. 

No. All jury trials are held in person only. 

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns. 

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator, Kristel Rubio, at kristel_rubio@justex.net, or by calling (713) 274-4620

Checklist Steps

Honorable Gregory R. Wettman

1115 Congress
Second Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

Phone: (832) 927-6886
Fax: (713) 755-2577

This information is current as of November 10, 2023.

Contact the court for questions about your case, virtual hearings, or court procedures.

Honorable Conrad Moren

1115 Congress
Third Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

Phone: (832) 927-6898

This information is current as of November 10, 2023.

Contact the court for questions about your case, virtual hearings, or court procedures.

Honorable Veronica Torrez

1115 Congress
Second Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

Phone: (713) 755-5353
Fax: (713) 755-5355

This information is current as of November 10, 2023.

Contact the court for questions about your case, virtual hearings, or court procedures.

Honorable David Longoria

1115 Congress
Third Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

Phone: (713) 755-6856
Fax: (713) 755-3225

This information is current as of November 10, 2023.

Contact the court for questions about your case, virtual hearings, or court procedures.

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