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Court Locations

U.S. District Clerk’s Office
2450 State Hwy. 118
Alpine, Texas 79830

U.S. District Clerk’s Office
501 West Fifth Street, Suite 1100
Austin, Texas 78701

Del Rio
U.S. District Clerk’s Office
111 East Broadway, Room L100
Del Rio, Texas 78840

El Paso
U.S. District Clerk’s Office
525 Magoffin Avenue, Suite 105
El Paso, Texas 79901

Fort Hood
U.S. District Clerk’s Office
MG Williams Justice Center
Bldg. 5794, Tank Destroyer Blvd.
Fort Hood, Texas 76544-0507

Midland / Odessa
U.S. District Clerk’s Office
200 East Wall, Room 222
Midland, Texas 79701

U.S. District Clerk’s Office
410 South Cedar
Pecos, Texas 79772

San Antonio
U.S. District Clerk’s Office
262 West Nueva Street, Room 1-400
San Antonio, Texas 78207

U.S. District Clerk’s Office
800 Franklin Ave., Room 380
Waco, Texas 76701

News & Announcements

Term Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel – Austin, TX

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is recruiting for a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel to serve a one-year term beginning October 1, 2022. A law clerk to a district judge performs research and writing on substantive and procedural issues and is responsible for preparing bench memos, orders, and opinions on matters pending before the judge. The term law clerk will work under the supervision of the district judge and guidance of the career law clerk. The Continue reading →

Upgrade to CM/ECF Scheduled for the Western District of Texas

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas will be upgrading its case management software to the Next Generation (commonly called NextGen) of ECF during the weekend of July 29-31, 2022.  Beginning Monday, August 1, 2022, attorneys will be required to log in to ECF through a PACER account to file documents.   All attorney information concerning actions to be taken are posted on the “Attorney Guidance for Access to NextGen” page. Attorneys need to obtain (or upgrade) their individual PACER accounts  To obtain a new PACER account or upgrade an existing PACER account Continue reading →

Notice of Vacancy – U.S. Bankruptcy Judge – Austin, Texas

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas at Austin. The qualification standards and the application form (Parts I and II) are available at www.ca5.uscourts.gov. Four completed applications (Parts I and II) should be mailed to Lorie A. Robinson, Circuit Executive, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 600 Camp Street, Room 100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. A PDF version of the Continue reading →

Term Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Anne T. Berton – El Paso, TX

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas in El Paso is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Law Clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Anne T. Berton. Graduation from an accredited law school is required. Looking for applicants with a strong work ethic and the ability to work as a member of a team, with excellent research, communication, and writing skills. Experience on Law Review/Journal required. Applications should be submitted through OSCAR only please. Announcement for Term Law Clerk to Continue reading →

Career Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry J. Bemporad – San Antonio, TX

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is seeking applicants for a Career Judicial Law Clerk position to support Magistrate Judge Henry J. Bemporad in the San Antonio Division. This position is anticipated to begin September 25, 2023. The Court ‘s caseload is evenly split between criminal and civil cases. The law clerk’s primary responsibility is to assist the magistrate judge in actively managing the civil docket, ensuring that cases reach trial or settlement through efficient discovery and motion practice. The Continue reading →

New San Antonio Federal Courthouse

Beginning in 2022, the new federal courthouse has been open for court business. Counsel practicing in federal court in the San Antonio Division of the Western District of Texas should be aware that the Court can set hearings to proceed either (1) remotely via videoconference on Zoom or by teleconference, or (2) in person, COVID permitting. Counsel should always carefully review orders from the Court, including those setting hearings. And counsel should report for hearings either in person or virtually, as instructed in any order Continue reading →
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