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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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

Magistrate Judge Appointment Eastern District of Texas

The United States District Court Eastern District of Texas is currently seeking to appoint a full-time United States Magistrate Judge at Sherman, Texas.

For the complete public notice, information, instructions, and application please view our Employment Section.

New Years Holiday Schedule

The Eastern District of Texas New Years Holiday schedule is as follows:

Dec 31st, all offices except the Tyler Clerks office will be closed.

Jan 1st, all offices will be closed.

Jan 2nd, all offices except the Plano Clerks office will be closed.

Christmas Holiday Schedule

The Eastern District of Texas Christmas Holiday schedule is as follows:

December 24th, all offices except the Tyler Clerks office will be closed.

December 25th and 26th, all offices will be closed.

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

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.