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280th Family Protective Order Court
Judge Barbara J. Stalder
Harris County Juvenile Justice Center
1200 Congress, 7th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
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Court Phone: (713) 274-4680
Clerk: Tiffany Ward(713) 274-4680
Clerk: Late-call Email
Clerk: Ashley Johnson(713) 274-4680
Assistant Clerk: Simone Maddison (713) 274-4680
Coordinator: Elsa Ramirez(713) 274-4680
Bailiff: Deputy Robinson(713) 274-4690
Bailiff: Deputy Brown(713) 274-4691
Court Reporter: Julia Rangel(713) 274-4682
280th Family Protective Order Court Information

Monday, June 19, 2022, is a holiday all exhibits and lists need to be sent to the court by 2:00 tomorrow Friday, June 17, 2022. 06162022  

Notice Effective Immediately: 

When filing a Protective Order, please make sure that you include the respondent’s complete address, including Zip Code.  With Protective Order going Electronic, we cannot issue service without a complete address. 
Posted on 02/16/2022


Most Frequently Asked Questions After Obtaining a Civil Protective Order
Las Preguntas Mas Frequentes Despues De Obtener Una Orden De Proteccion Civil
280th Protective Order Court During COVID-19 PENDEMIC
Tribunal 280 Para Ordenes De Proteccion Durante La Pandemia De COVID-19

Best Practices for Court Proceedings during COVID-19:

Unless otherwise directed by this court; we are only holding hearings via ZOOM.

Please contact the court at email our clerks at 280late@justex.net, for  our Zoom Meeting ID# at least 48 hours in advance of hearing date, and follow the 280th ZOOM Protocols and Procedures listed below. If you are unable to access the PDF's, please request a copy from our clerks.

How to Install theZoom Application 09012020
280th ZOOM Protocols and Procedures updated 04072021
280th District Court Updated COVID-19 Procedures Attorneys and Self RepresentedLitigants 07092020

280th Judicial District Court Standing Order on Virtual Courtroom Etiquette


Exhibit list, witness list, and exhibits are to be emailed to Julia Rangel at Julia_rangel@justex.net and 280_exhibits@justex.net.  It is very important that you include the Cause No. and Style of the matter in the email Subject matter, and follow the 280th ZOOM Protocols and Procedures listed above.

Texas Rent Relief and Texas Eviction Diversion Program Referrals.pdf

Disaster Relief Resources.pdf

Order of the Harris County Local Administrative Judge Concerning Additional Health and Safety Protocols 08112021

State of Disaster Emergency Orders:

Forty-Ninth Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster.pdf
45th Emergency Order Regarding The COVID-19 State of Disaster.pdf
Best Practices for All Court Proceedings During COVID-19 (Effective March 2021).pdf
31st Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster..pdf
29th Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster.pdf
18th Emergency Order - Practical Guide to the Supreme Court of Texas’s.pdf
17th Emergency Order Regarding Covid-19 State of Disaster.pdf
12th Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster
4th Emergency Order Regarding COVID-19 State Of Disaster.pdf  
3rd Emergency Order Regarding COVID-19 State of Disaster.pdf  
2nd Emergency Order Regarding COVID-19 State of Disaster.pdf 
Supreme Court Order Suspending R.
Family Courts Joint Statement Regarding Texas Supreme Court Twenty-Ninth Emergency Order

2022 Dead Weeks:

Regional Conference week of March 28, 2022
Advanced Family  week of August 8, 2022
Judicial Section conf. week of Sept 7, 2022
Judicial Summit on Mental Health November 2-4, 2022
Christmas Holiday December 23, 2022 through December 30,2022

If you need to file a Family Violence Protective Order, please go to the Juvenile Justice Center, 280th Courtroom on the 7th floor. 
Please refer to the Required Document Check List below.

Forms and Templates:
Required Documents Check List:
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