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

Federal Public Defender Investigator Openings

The Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Texas is now accepting applications for one Investigator to be stationed in Tyler, Texas and one Investigator to be stationed in Beaumont, Texas.
Position Announcement

Paul Brown United States Courthouse

On December 20th, the courthouse in Sherman Texas at 101 East Pecan street has been named for former judge Paul Brown and is now designated as the

Paul Brown United States Courthouse.

Fee Schedule Change

Effective December 1, 2013. The Appeal Case Docketing Fee is $505.00
Fee Schedule

Juror Scam Warning

WARNING: Bogus Phone Calls on Jury Service May Lead to Fraud Click here for more information

Law Day Art Contest 2014

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 24, 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

Notice of Service Interruption

The CM/ECF and Pacer system was unavailable beginning at 2pm on January 24, 2014. In accordance with Local Rule CV-5(a)(10), January 24th 2014 filing deadlines are extended to Monday January 27th, 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.