Since June, 1978, the County Courts at Law have amended, supplemented and revised the policies and procedures for the local Courts many times, often by memorandum or other form of notice.
In 2012, the Courts consolidated all rules into a single set of Local Court Rules. These rules were published with the McLennan County Clerk.
The 2017 update to the Local Court Rules accomplish three goals: 1) by incorporating periodic modification and additions to the local rules; 2) by including detailed rules regarding the restructuring of the weekly schedule for the Courts; and, 3) by setting out the new criminal pre-trial rules of procedure. They are intended to provide a formal resource from which attorneys, parties and the public can review the general local rules in a single document.
As always, the Local Court Rules are to be followed unless authorized or ordered otherwise by the Court. The Court Administrator will continue to develop and maintain more detailed practices in compliance with the Local Court Rules.