NOTE: ATTORNEY'S & PARTIES SHALL SUBMIT ALL MOTIONS WITH A PROPOSED ORDER (Order Must Be in Word Format in Order to be signed) through COURTMAP.
In view of the
events related to the spread of the Coronavirus and the Chief Justice’s recent
orders, our Circuit is swiftly moving to adapt to using the Zoom platform to
conduct all hearings. We have specifically been advised to make all
efforts to accommodate hearings by the use of technology. Accordingly,
oral arguments currently scheduled for April 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm will go
forward using Zoom technology. All future oral arguments will go forward
using Zoom technology until future notice.
If oral argument
has been granted in your case, please download the Zoom application, which you
may use for free, at https://zoom.us/. To learn
how to use Zoom, please click here for some excellent and short
tutorials. The Texas courts are already up and running and have some
If your case is being scheduled for oral
argument, you will receive a Zoom invitation by email, which will contain a
hyperlink, meeting room information and any password, if necessary. If
you wish to participate by telephone instead of through video, a ZOOM phone
number to call in will be provided in the email you receive. Please do
not call the judicial assistant for this information, this information will
be sent to you by email with all pertinent information for logging on to your
calendared argument. If you are aware of a party to your case who is not on the
Efiling service list, please forward them the ZOOM hearing information.
Please assist the Court by learning how to use the ZOOM platform. Your
cooperation and patience is very much appreciated as we all adjust to this new
method of conducting Court proceedings. Our Circuit is committed to the
continued delivery of justice in the face of this pandemic. We hope you
all stay well. Thank you.