The Eastern District of Texas
Chief Judge: Ron Clark
Clerk of Court: David Maland

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Clerk's Office for the Eastern District of Texas

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Division Offices

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

Memorial Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices are closed Monday May 25th in observance of Memorial Day

Courtroom Deputy I-II

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas is accepting applications for the position of Courtroom Deputy I-II to a Magistrate Judge. There are seven divisional offices within the Eastern District of Texas: Beaumont, Lufkin, Marshall, Plano, Sherman, Texarkana, and Tyler. Assignment of the position is in the Sherman office.
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Term Law Clerk

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas is accepting applications for two open positions of Term Law Clerk to the Honorable Christine Nowak, U.S. Magistrate Judge, who will take the bench the summer of 2015.
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NOTICE & COMMENT PERIOD - LOCAL RULE CHANGES

Public commentary regarding the local rule amendments in General Order 15-12 is being accepted through Friday, May, 29, 2015. Comments should be sent to U.S. District Clerk David Maland at Room 106, William Steger U.S. Courthouse, 211 West Ferguson St., Tyler, TX 75702, or to david_maland@txed.uscourts.gov. The rule amendments are effective immediately unless otherwise noted in the general order.

Amended Local Rules

As per General Order 15-11, the Local Rules CR-49 has 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

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CM/ECF and PACER

Electronic Filing

E-filing Notices

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.