- Local Rules
- Login to the CM/ECF and PACER System
Admission to Practice in the Eastern District of Texas
To apply for admission to practice in the Eastern Distrct of Texas review the eligiblity and application requirements found in Local Rule AT-1, Admission to Practice.
Instructions and application can be found in the form, Attorney Application for Admission.
Renewals: Attorneys that are already admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Texas do not need to renew their membership. Their membership will automatically be extended until such time the court renews the collection of fees per GO 08-14.
Attorney Resources and Guides
Guides and Instructions
>> Attorney's Guide for Civil Case Opening >> Attorney's Guide for Civil Case Opening >> Instruction for Criminal Docketing of Sealed Pleadings >> E-Filing Online Training >> Supersedeas Bond, Surety Bond, Power of Attorney >> Instructions for viewing PSR Reports >> Instructions for Calculating Response Times After Service of a Document >> Civil Case (CJA) Appointment List >> Applying to be a CJA Attorney
Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice
The process for submitting an Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice has changed recently, please read and follow the updated instructions.
Before attempting to docket an Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice electronically, you must complete the application and email the application for approval. Once approved, the clerk will email to you your new Login and Password so that you will be able to electronically file your application and pay the $100 fee on line.
The E-Government Act of 2002 requires that the court provide access to the substance of all written opinions issued by the court, regardless of whether such opinions are to be published in the official court reporter, in a text searchable format.Written Opinions are now searchable and available at no cost to CM/ECF and PACER users.
CM/ECF USERS: Enter your CM/ECF login and password and click on the "Reports" option on the blue menubar. Click on the "Written Opinions" report to search for opinions or to view case specific opinions. You will NOT be prompted to enter your PACER login and password.
PACER USERS: Enter your PACER login and password and click on the "Reports" option on the bluemenu bar. Click on the "Written Opinions" report to search for opinions or to view case specific opinions. You will NOT be charged for running this report or viewing, printing or saving opinions listed on this report. To avoid billing charges, ALWAYS use the "Written Opinions" report to view, print or save court opinions.
Patent Resource and Form OrderNote: Use of model orders adopted by the court are discretionary with each presiding judge.
- Appendix B, Patent Rules
- Order Regarding E-Discovery in Patent Cases
- Model Order Focusing Patent Claims and Prior Art to Reduce Costs
- GO-13-20: General Order Adopting Model Order Focusing Patent Claims and Prior Art to Reduce Costs
- GO-12-01: General Order Regarding Patent Project
- GO-11-11: General Order Implementing The Pilot Patent Project
- GO-14-03 - General Order Regarding Track B Initial Patent Case Management Order
Cases Appealed to Fifth Circuit
- Discovery Hotline: (903) 590-1198
- Attorney Admissions: (409) 654-7000
- Local Rules Patent Rules
- Budgeting for High Cost Ligitation
- General Orders
- CM/ECF Registration Form
- Electronic Filing Fee Schedule
- Personal Identifiers, Sensitive or Confidential Information
- Transcript Request and Redaction
- Courtroom Technology
- Certified Interpreter List FY2016 Interpreter Rates
- ACTL Codes of Conduct
Post Judgment Rates
The post-judgment interest rateApril 29 2016
for the week ending
for the week ending
The interest rate for federal judgments is based on U.S. Treasury securities at 1-year constant maturity. See 28 U.S.C. § 1961 and 40 U.S.C. § 258(e)(1). 52-Week T-Bill Rate Table of Changes Post-Judgment Rate Click on one of the following links to obtain the current and historical rates directly from the United States Federal Reserve. Current and Historical Rates The applicable rate is listed under US Government Securities - Treasury Constant Maturities - 1-year. The specific rate is found under the column headed week ending MM/DD, where MM/DD is the month and week ending date, e.g., Jan 26 or Feb 2.