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

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The United States District
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

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

Labor day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day

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

Criminal Docketing of
Sealed Pleadings

Instructions for Criminal Docketing of Sealed Pleadings have been made available. Please take the opportunity to review the new guide.

This guide, as well as others, are available in the Attorney section.

Amended Local Rules

As per General Order 14-13, the Local Rules CV-79,CR-49, and CR-55 have been amended.

The Local Rules have been updated to reflect the changes.

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

... Announcement Archive


Electronic Filing

E-filing Notices

CMECF and PACER System Notice

Starting: Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 08:00 amReturning: Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 12:00 Due to scheduled maintenance, PACER will be unavailable from 8:00am to noon Central on Sunday, August 10, 2014.

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.