A New Way to Access eVoucher

Effective February 22, 2021 there is a new way to log into eVoucher. Please review the CJA Training Materials page for a video presentation that will walk you through the steps necessary to complete your new login and link multiple eVoucher accounts (if applicable).

Pay.gov Outage

Pay.gov will be unavailable on Saturday, February 27, 2021, from 5 pm to 9 pm CT. This will affect the filing of complaints, notices of removal, notices of appeal, motions to appear pro hac vice, requests for Certificates of Good Standing, and criminal debt payments.


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 San Antonio.  The position will require regular overnight travel to other divisions within the Western District of Texas. The selection process will be confidential and competitive.  The current annual salary is $201,112.  Only those persons with a law degree whose character, experience, ability, and impartiality qualify them to serve in the Judicial Continue reading →

Local Court Rules

On behalf of Chief Judge Orlando Garcia and the judges of the Western District of Texas, the Civil Rules contained in the LOCAL COURT RULES OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS, have been revised by a committee which was chaired by United States District Judge Philip Martinez and United States District Judge Lee Yeakel. Also participating were United States Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Chestney and members of the bar from each of the seven divisions of the district. The judges Continue reading →

Order Confirming and Extending Merit Selection Panel – Austin Division

The court has entered an Order confirming and extending a Merit Selection Panel in the Austin Division of the Western District of Texas. The Merit Selection Panel will assist the judges of the court in the selection and appointment of a new U.S. Magistrate Judge to replace U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew W. Austin upon his retirement. Order Confirming and Extending Merit Selection Panel