Please be advised that in
light of the ongoing concerns and safety risk due to Covid-19, the following is
in place until further notice for the 405th Judicial District
There will be NO IN-PERSON settings unless
expressly set by the Court.
The Court remains open but
will operate via email and via telephone.
Criminal Status conferences
will be conducted via email at the scheduled time of setting with the State
initiating the email and including all parties. If the State and defense have worked out a plea agreement on a bond
case, the plea will be conducted in person with date and time set by the Court with
appearance of defendant only, defense counsel and court staff. All persons shall practice social distancing
and are required to wear masks at all times.
Civil Status Conferences will be
conducted via email at the scheduled time of setting with Plaintiff Counsel
initiating the email and including all parties.
All other Criminal and Civil
hearings will be set in accordance with the Court’s policies, procedures and
the approved County plan. All hearings will
be heard via Zoom.
Criminal trials will be set and
conducted in accordance with the OCA guidelines and the approved County plan.