Forcible Entry and Detainer (FE&D/Eviction) appeals from Justice of the Peace courts are typically set for trial within 2-3 weeks after a written trial request is received. All other appeals with be set as the Court’s schedule allows. Justice Court appeals (other than eviction appeals) will typically be referred to Dispute Resolution Services unless another mediator or mediation service is requested.
Appeals from Justice Court receive a new trial. While Justice Courts rules are limited, an appeal is treated as if filed in this Court, and are subject to all rules of conduct, law, procedure and evidence including the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, the Texas Rules of Evidence, the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code and the Texas Property Code. Please review the Court’s Trial Procedures section for answers to frequently asked questions.
PREVAILING IN JUSTICE COURT IS NO ASSURANCE YOU WILL PREVAIL IN COUNTY COURT. DOCUMENTS AND EXHIBITS ADMITTED IN JUSTICE COURT MAY NOT BE ADMITTED IN COUNTY COURT.
Corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, decedent’s estates and other legal entities must be represented by an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas.
PRO SE LITIGANTS
Pro Se litigants are held to the same standards of knowledge and decorum as licensed attorneys. You must be ready for trial when your case is called. Please review the Court’s Trial Procedures section for answers to frequently asked questions. Please be sure the clerk has your current address and phone number.
TARRANT COUNTY LOCAL RULES
CAMERAS AND RECORDINGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE COURTROOM
The Court follows Supreme Court of Texas Misc. Docket No. 92-0067, approved March 11, 1992, regarding procedures for electronic media coverage. Copies may be obtained from http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/miscdocket/92/92-0067.pdf
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