Term Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Hightower – Austin, TX

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is recruiting for a term law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Hightower. The term law clerk assists the magistrate judge with the fast-paced civil docket by preparing the judge for hearings, researching legal issues, and drafting orders and reports and recommendations. The term law clerk will work under the supervision of the magistrate judge and guidance of the career law clerk. The term law clerk will manage an assigned portion of the docket Continue reading →

Term Law Clerk to Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia- San Antonio, TX

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is recruiting for a law clerk to Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia to serve a two-year term beginning September 19, 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 Continue reading →

Office Closure – April 15, 2022

By Order of the Court, the following Divisions and Offices will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2022. These orders affect the offices of the U.S. District Court, U.S. Magistrate Court, U.S. District Clerk, U.S. Probation and U.S. Pretrial Services. Please reference court orders for: Austin, Del Rio, El Paso, Midland, Pecos, Alpine, San Antonio, Waco

Office Closure – April 8, 2022

By Order of the Court, the U.S. Courthouse in San Antonio, Texas will be closed on Friday, April 8, 2022. This order affects the offices of the U.S. District Court, U.S. Magistrate Court, U.S. District Clerk’s Office, U.S. Probation Office, U.S. Pretrial Services Office and the Federal Public Defender’s Office. Please reference Court Order

Inclement Weather Alert: Austin, San Antonio, Midland, Pecos, Alpine and Waco

Due to inclement weather and the National Weather Service’s advisory for snow and ice accumulations, the Court has entered a General Order closing the U.S. Courthouses in Austin, San Antonio and Waco on Thursday, February 3, 2022. The Midland/Odessa, Pecos and Alpine courthouses will be closed until noon on Thursday, February 3, 2022. For Midland/Odessa and Pecos, any previously arranged zoom hearings set by a U.S. Magistrate Judge shall remain unchanged. The General Orders impact the closing of the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Magistrate Continue reading →

Public Notice: Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge, Waco, Texas

Amended deadline date -August 31, 2021. The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas in Waco, Texas. The Western District of Texas is accepting applications for this position at this time. The application must be received no later than 5:00 PM (Central Time) Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Questions may be directed to Human Resources, (210)249-4034 or TXWRecruitment@txwd.uscourts.gov. Additional information regarding the appointment and Continue reading →