317th District Court

Honorable Gordon Friesz 

Jefferson County Courthouse 
1149 Pearl Street 
Beaumont, Texas 77701 

Phone: (409) 835-8588 
Fax: (409) 839-2376 

Watch the 317th District Court's court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 27, 2023.

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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 the 317th District Court's webpage for the most up-to-date information. Read the Open Courts Video Conferencing page to learn more.

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 (409) 835-8580 or districtclerk@jeffcotx.us.  

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 317th District Court’s Standing Orders for more information.

The 317th District Court’s schedule is as follows: 

  • Regular Docket days—Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

  • CPS/Juvenile Day—Thursdays. 

  • Uncontested Divorce Docket—Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m., by appointment only. 

Read the 317th District Court’s Information Sheet to learn about scheduling hearings for uncontested divorces, temporary hearings, and contested final trials. 

Upon request of any party or at the Court’s own decision, a hearing can be set to help the case move forward. Contact the court coordinator to set a hearing in your case. You can find the 317th District Court’s daily docket and trial schedule on its homepage.

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.

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 your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Maritza Barrera at (409) 835-8588 or Maritza.Vargas@jeffcotx.us.  

You can also contact the Jefferson County District Clerk’s Family Law Division at (409) 835-8654.

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