The Eastern District of Texas
Chief Judge: Leonard Davis
Clerk of Court: David Maland

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Clerk's Office for the Eastern District of Texas

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Questions related to
Finance and Criminal Debt
(903) 590-1012
If you have an emergency discovery dispute, call the
Discovery Hotline
(903) 590-1198.

Do not call this line for anything other than a discovery dispute.

Court Announcements

Eastern District of Texas
2014 Bench Bar Conference

Registration is Now Open for 2014 Bench Bar Conference to be held at the Marriott Legacy Town Center in Plano, Texas, October 22-24, 2014

Register on line
2014 Bench Bar Conference Brochure

Texarkana Fax Line Change

The Texarkana Clerks Office fax number has changed to: 903-794-5670.

Law Day Art Contest 2015

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated May 1st as Law Day, which is meant to celebrate and strengthen the American heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law.

The Eastern District of Texas Law Day Art Contest will be held April 23, 2014. For Rules, Registration and complete information please visit the Law Day Art Contest Page

2014 Law Day Art Contest Gallery

The 2014 Art Contest Gallery is now available. All artwork can be seen in various locations throughout the Beaumont Courthouse.

Clerk of Court Vacancy

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas is seeking qualified applicants for the position of clerk of court. The Eastern District is a collegial eight judge court located in the economically attractive and beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas.

Visit our Employment Section for a Complete Listing of Qualifications and Application Instructions

President Obama Nominates Two to Serve Eastern District of Texas

On June 26 2014, Robert William Schroeder III of Texarkana and Judge Amos Mazzant of Sherman were nominated to server on the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas.

Complete Whitehouse Press Release

Regarding: Civil Action 1:10-CV-51

In the Matter of the Complaint of AET Inc Limited as Owner and AET Shipmanagement (Singapore) Pte LTD as Manager of the M/V Eagle Otome for Exoneration from or Limitation of Liability

Civil Action No 1:10-CV-51

List of Claimants Dismissed

Instructions, Affidavit, and Form for Filing a Late Claim Re: January 23, 2010 Port Arthur Oil Spill, Case No. 1:10-cv-51 Format: PDF

Claimants in Excel Format

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CM/ECF and PACER

Electronic Filing

E-filing Notices

CMECF and PACER System Notice

Starting: Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 05:00 am

Beginning Fri Sep 26, 2014 from 5:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. EDT, external Filing Users were not able to log in and e-file documents on CM/ECF. Court staff resolved this issue at 4:45 p.m. EDT today, and the system is now back online.

In light of this and pursuant to Local Rule CV-5(a)(10), any filing user whose filing was made untimely as a result of today's technical failure (i.e.,whose deadline for filing a document was today, and the Filing User was unable to electronically file the document by 5:00 p.m CDT due to the aforesaid technical failure) will have a grace period until the end of the business day on Monday, September 29, 2014 (i.e., 5:00 p.m. CDT) to electronically file said documents.

Instructions to Appeal to USCA in a Bankruptcy Case

Instructions to Appeal to USCA in a Bankruptcy Case have been amended to require the appellant/appellee(s) to provide the designated portion of the bankruptcy record as attachments to their electronically filed designation of record.
Instructions to Appeal to USCA in a Bankruptcy Case

Audio Transcripts

To request Audio Transcripts, please use form AO436, Also located in our Transcripts Section.

Tyler Drop Box

The Drop Box location in Tyler is no longer available. Please use CM/ECF or file your paperwork at the Clerk's Desk inside the courthouse.

Duty to Keep CM/ECF Account Information Current

Per Local Rule CV-5(a)(2)(A), it is the attorney's responsibility to keep their account information, including the email address, current in CM/ECF.

If you are not receiving Notices of Electronic Filing (NEFs) e-mails in your Texas Eastern cases and you think you should be, please update the e-mail address in your CM/ECF account. To do this please follow these instructions: Maintaining Your CM/ECF Account

Local Rule CV-5(a)(2)(A)(i) was abolished by General Order 12-6 in late February 2012. The clerk's office will no longer monitor and remedy "bounce-back" e-mails when a filed document is sent to an attorney in CM/ECF.

Megabyte Limit Increase

The megabyte limit for filing documents in CM/ECF has been increased from 5 megabytes to 15 megabytes. The Eastern District local rules are currently being updated to reflect this change. It is recommended that scanned documents be set to a resolution of 300 dpi.