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Eastern District of Texas

Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

Our Mission

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The United States District Clerk's Office for the Eastern District of Texas provides professional administrative and operational support to enable the Court to fairly and impartially administer justice within the jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution and Congress.


Clerk’s Office Values and Guiding Principles

We are committed to:

Providing exceptional customer service to all with whom we have contact.

Creating and maintaining a respectful work environment based on civility and mutual respect.

Demonstrating responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars.

Conducting ourselves as professionals at all times to reflect the dignity and integrity of the federal judiciary.

Striving for continuous incremental improvement in everything we do.

Being fully accountable for the quality and timeliness of our work.

Leveraging technology to the fullest extent while maintaining data security.

Investing in one another’s success so that we all succeed together.

Encouraging and providing opportunities for personal and professional development.

Understanding and observing the Ethical Rules and Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees.