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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

Waco Federal Courthouse Closure – May 27, 2022

By Order of the Court, all offices will close in the Waco Federal Courthouse from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022. Please reference court order: General Order

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 →

Term Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge – San Antonio, TX

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is recruiting for a term law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Chestney. The term law clerk assists the magistrate judge with the civil docket by preparing the judge for hearings, researching legal issues, and drafting initial drafts of orders and reports and recommendations. The term law clerk also supports the magistrate judge with the criminal docket by managing warrant and other requests from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and by researching criminal law and Continue reading →

Attorney Notice: New San Antonio Courthouse Technology

San Antonio will be moving to a new courthouse for 2022 at 262 West Nueva Street, San Antonio, TX 78207. In that move, courtroom technology will be upgraded and standardized. It is critical that all attorneys be properly prepared for this change to ensure smooth proceedings. Be sure to review the detailed offerings in courtrooms for this new location. It is important to note that all courtrooms are the same. Each has the features mentioned, to include evidence presentation and viewing. This applies to both Continue reading →
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