Please review the Motions Guidelines page and How to Get Your Motions/Case Set to avoid unnecessary delay in obtaining a setting. All opposed motions or unagreed to motions must contain a Certificate of Conference.
All motions MUST have the following:
WITHOUT THESE ITEMS, YOU MOTION WILL NOT BE SET!!!
Types of settings may include:
For additional information, PLEASE GO TO THE LINKS ABOVE.
It is strongly recommended that individuals NOT attempt to represent themselves in civil matters. However, if a party insists on representing themselves, they will be required to fallow all rules of court. You should carefully read the section of this website on SRL/Pro Se parties however, even a thorough understanding of the information on this website will not necessarily prepare you to effectively represent yourself in a civil matter. If you choose to represent yourself in a civil law matter, you and you alone are responsible for knowing the law as well as this court's procedures. The staff of this Court not the Clerk's Office can give you legal advice.
It is not the court's policy to automatically enter a scheduling order. Its is the court's hope that attorneys and parties can manage their case within the court's reasonable time frames with minimal court intervention. However, if a case it too complex or if the parties/counsel are incapable of managing the progress of their own case, the court may, at any time, on its own motion or, upon timely request of any party, issue a scheduling order which shall set appropriate deadlines and settings for the case.
The court will enter a scheduling order upon a parties request for a trial setting. Time frames used are contained in the Scheduling Order. The Trial date may not be changed without written order of the Court. All other dates may be modified by filing an agreed Amended Discovery Control Plan and pursuant to Rule 11 Texas Rules of Civil Procedures. However, all Amended Discovery Plans Must be filed within 20 days of the date of this Scheduling Order. All parties shall comply with this order. Rule 4 Texas Rules of Civil Procedures shall control in computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by this order. All parties must also comply with the Courts Trial Preparation Order
Attorney ad litems/amicus required by statute: Ad litems/amicus attorneys are always appointed when required by law. The parties may choose their amicus/ad litem by agreement. In the absence of an agreement, the Court shall choose.
Attorney ad litem/amicus discretionary: The parties are free to agree to whether or not an amicus/ad item attorney is appointed. If no agreement is reached, one party may request that the court appoint an ad litem/amicus. If the Court decides that an amicus/ad litem attorney should be appointed, the parties will be given the opportunity to agree on the amicus/ad litem attorney. In the absence of an agreement, the Court shall choose.