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Eastern District of Texas

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


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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas offers community outreach programs to increase public awareness about the role and function of the federal courts and to meet and hear from the court’s judges, officers, and staff. These programs are available upon request to educational and civic organizations, and free of charge to all persons in the community the Court serves throughout the Eastern District of Texas. The programs include the opportunity to tour the courthouse, observe court proceedings, and meet with the judges, officers, and staff of the offices that comprise the Court family. All tours, mock trials, and agency visits are scheduled by appointment only. For more information please contact us at (903) 590-1000.

Beaumont Law Day Art Contest

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 contest is intended to help students and the public understand how the law protects our American freedoms. Judges, court personnel, attorneys, and other dignitaries will honor the prize winners, their parents, and teachers at a ceremony to be held at the U.S. Courthouse in Beaumont on Thursday, April 21, 2016. All winning and honorable mention entries will be framed and displayed for twelve months at the Courthouse. For more Information visit our Law Day Art Contest page.