170th District Court

Court Agenda & Jurisdiction
The 170th District Court is a court of general jurisdiction which handles both civil and criminal matters.

Jury Trials
Jurors report at 9 a.m. to be assigned to the various courts. Jury trials normally begin on Monday with jury selection at 10 a.m.
Dress Code
All hearings are open to public. Professional attire is expected in court. No shorts, tank tops, hats, or bare feet are allowed.

Standing Order
The District Judges of McLennan County have entered a Standing Order Regarding Children, Property and Conduct of the Parties (PDF). This order applies to all divorce petitions and suits affecting parent-child relationships, (except AG initiated cases and CPS cases), filed after May 5, 2008.

Documents & Resources

Requests regarding settings should be directed to Carla Childers by phone, fax, or mail.
Transcripts of Trials/Hearings
Inquiries regarding transcripts should be directed to Suzanne Hanus by phone, fax, or mail.