El Paso Courthouse Holiday Closure for Thanksgiving and Christmas

By Order of the Court, the El Paso Division will be closed on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 beginning at 12pm,  Friday, November 24, 2023 and Tuesday, December 26, 2023.  This order affects the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Magistrate Courts, U.S. District Clerk’s Office, U.S. Probation Office, U.S. Pretrial Services Office and the Executive Offices of the U.S. District Clerk. For more information, click the title of this news item to view the El Paso Order.

Austin Courthouse Holiday Closure for Thanksgiving and Christmas

By Order of the Court, the Austin Division will be closed beginning Wednesday, November 22, 2023,  Friday, November 24, 2023, Friday, December 22, 2023, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 and Friday, December 29, 2023.  This order affects the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Magistrate Courts, U.S. District Clerk’s Office, U.S. Probation Office, U.S. Pretrial Services Office and the Executive Offices of the U.S. District Clerk. For more information, click the title of this news item to view the Austin Order.

Standing Appointment Orders – Regarding Amendment 821

Regarding the upcoming guidelines to Amendment 821, please find Standing Appointment Orders dated September 21, 2023 and September 22, 2023 for divisional offices in Western District of Texas.    Please click the title of this News item to view the divisional orders for each division. Midland/Odessa Order Pecos Order Austin Order Waco Order El Paso Order San Antonio Order

Midland/Odessa and Pecos Courthouses Holiday Closure for Thanksgiving and Christmas

By Order of the Court, the Midland/Odessa and Pecos Divisions will be closed on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, Friday, November 24, 2023, Friday, December 22, 2023, Tuesday, December 26, 2023, and Friday, December 29, 2023. This order affects the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Magistrate Courts, U.S. District Clerk’s Office, U.S. Probation Office, U.S. Pretrial Services Office and the Executive Offices of the U.S. District Clerk. For more information, click the title of this news item to view the Midland/Odessa and Pecos Order.

Waco U.S. Courthouse Holiday Closure for Thanksgiving and Christmas

By Order of the Court, the Waco Division will be closed on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, Friday, November 24, 2023, Friday, December 22, 2023, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 and Friday, December 29, 2023. This order affects the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Magistrate Courts, U.S. District Clerk’s Office, U.S. Probation Office, U.S. Pretrial Services Office and the Executive Offices of the U.S. District Clerk. For more information, click the title of this news item to view the Waco Order.

Term Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Derek Gilliland – Waco, TX

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is recruiting for a 2025-2026 term law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland.  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 Continue reading →

Public Notice: Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge, El Paso, Texas

The current term of the office of United States Magistrate Judge Leon Schydlower is due to expire on November 30, 2023.  The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge Schydlower to a new eight-year term.  Comments are invited from members of the bar and the public as to whether U.S. Magistrate Judge Schydlower should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the Court.  All comments should be directed to Continue reading →

El Paso Clerk’s Notice Regarding Sentencing Hearing Procedures USA vs. Crusius

The El Paso division has provided a public notice regarding the procedures in the upcoming Sentencing Hearing for USA vs. Crusius to begin on July 5, 2023 in El Paso, Texas.  It is expected to take several days. For more information regarding these procedures, please click the title for this News item to view the El Paso Clerk’s Notice Regarding Sentencing Procedures USA vs. Crusius.

Document Management Order for Austin Docket – Judge Robert Pitman(January 8, 2024)

The Austin Division has a new Document Management Order from U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman dated January 19, 2024, regarding the Assignment of Cases to United State Magistrate Judges  involving cases pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241, 2254, and 2255 and any case in which application to proceed in forma pauperis has been made. Please click the title for this News item to refer to the Austin Order.