Introduction to Local Court Rules

Effective April 26, 2012 Download a complete copy of the Local Rules in Adobe Acrobat format. WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS The UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS is comprised of seven divisions. The AUSTIN DIVISION comprises the following counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Gillespie, Hays, Kimble, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, Mason, McCulloch, San Saba, Travis, Washington and Williamson. Court for the Austin Division shall be held at Austin. The addresses and telephone numbers for the residing U.S. District Judges and the Continue reading →

Appendix L, Local Court Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas

Appendix L, Local Court Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas Download .PDF Copy of Appendix L – Local Court Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas Local Court Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas (Available by contacting the U. S. Bankruptcy Court) www.txwb.uscourts.gov

Appellate, Federal and Local Court Rules

While the information presented is accurate as of the date of publication, it should not be cited or relied upon as legal authority. It is highly recommended that legal advice be obtained from an attorney or legal association. The Clerk’s Office is prohibited from giving legal advice pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 955. The Clerk’s Office cannot interpret the rules, recommend a course of action, predict a decision of a judicial officer or interpret the meaning or effect of any order or judgment issued in Continue reading →

Appendix C, Local Rules For The Assignment Of Duties To United States Magistrate Judges

Appendix C, Local Rules For The Assignment Of Duties To United States Magistrate Judges Download .PDF Copy of Appendix C – Local Rules For The Assignment Of Duties To United States Magistrate Judges LOCAL RULES FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF DUTIES TO UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGES Rule 1. Authority Of United States Magistrate Judges Duties Under 28 U.S.C. §636(a). Each United States Magistrate Judge of this Court is authorized to perform the duties prescribed by 28 U.S.C. §636(a), and may: Exercise all the powers and duties Continue reading →

Rule CR-1. Scope And Applicability Of Rules

Rule CR-1. Scope And Applicability Of Rules Download .PDF Copy of Rule CR-1. Scope And Applicability Of Rules Scope. These rules apply in all criminal proceedings before the district and magistrate judges of the Western District of Texas. Applicability Conflicts with Other Laws or Rules. To the extent any of these rules conflict with a law of the United States, or an applicable rule of the Supreme Court of the United States or the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the rule Continue reading →

Rule CV-1. Scope of Rules

Rule CV-1. Scope of Rules Download .PDF Copy of Rule CV-1. Scope of Rules The rules of procedure in any proceeding in this court shall be prescribed by the laws of the United States, the rules of the Supreme Court of the United States, any applicable rules of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and these rules. Where in any proceeding or in any instance there is no applicable rule of procedure, a judge may prescribe same. These rules may be Continue reading →

How do I get information on practicing in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas?

Please see the Local Court Rules and Attorney Admissions sections. You can also contact the attorney admission clerk in the divisional office in which you intend to apply. Each division has specific requirements that may be in addition to those specified in the local rules. Do not mail your application until all required letters and certificates are included. The fee for attorney admission is $201.00. If you are already admitted and are in need of a duplicate Certificate of Admission, the fee is $19.00.

Rule AT-1. Admission Of Attorneys

Rule AT-1. Admission Of Attorneys Download .PDF Copy of Rule AT-1. Admission Of Attorneys Eligibility for Admission. In General. An attorney may be admitted to the bar of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas if the attorney is licensed to practice by the highest court of a state, is in good standing in that bar; and has good personal and professional character. An applicant who is not licensed to practice by the highest court of any state may apply for admission, Continue reading →

Rule CR-49. Serving And Filing Documents

Rule CR-49. Serving And Filing Documents Download .PDF Copy of Rule CR-49. Serving And Filing Documents Filing and Service Requirements. RULE CV-5 of the Local Court Rules of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is applicable to criminal cases. Format of Documents. Any document presented to the clerk for filing must: be typed or printed, double-spaced, without erasures or interlineation materially defacing it, and, if by traditional filing, on 8½ by 11 inch paper; be endorsed with the style of Continue reading →