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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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FAMILY COURTS INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
VERY IMPORTANT! In an attempt to simplify notices and give consistency to the public and the Family Bar this is the new policy (EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY) of the Harris County Family Trial Division. ALL of the family courts will now follow the announcement of HISD. If HISD cancels then there will be no docket calls in any of the Family courts (court will be open unless the building is closed by the county though). If HISD starts late then the courts will call docket if docket start time is AFTER the HISD start time and will not call docket if docket start time is BEFORE the HISD start time. Pref set trials should be handled directly with the court though. IF the building is closed then all the courts are closed. You may now rely on this rule unless a specify court puts out something independently.

Court Staff
Court Phone: (713) 274-4680
Clerk: Tiffany Ward(713) 274-4680
Clerk: Late-call Email
Clerk: Ashley Johnson(713) 274-4680
Assistant Clerk: Raul Serrano(713) 274-4680
Coordinator: Elsa Ramirez(713) 274-4681
Bailiff: Deputy Gibson(713) 274-4690
Bailiff: Deputy Brown(713) 274-4691
Court Reporter: Julia Rangel(713) 274-4682
280th Family Protective Order Court Information
280th District Court policies and procedures revised 07122019.pdf


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                                                  READ PRIOR TO ENTERING COURTROOM


1.  RECORDING IN THE 280TH FAMILY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT IS PROHIBITED.  “RECORDING” MEANS: PHOTOGRAPHY, AUDIO RECORDING OR VIDEO RECORDING BY ANY MEANS.

2.  PLEASE TURN OFF ALL ELECTRONICS AND NOISEMAKING DEVICES INCLUDING CELL PHONES AND TABLETS PRIOR TO ENTERING THE COURTROOM.


    ATTORNEYS MAY KEEP THEIR CELL PHONES, LAPTOPS, AND TABLETS OPERATIONAL, BUT MUST BE ON SILENT MODE WHILE IN THE  COURTROOM.

3.  ONLY MINORS THAT ARE LITIGANTS MAY ENTER THE COURT ROOM.  ALL OTHER MINORS MUST SEE THE COURT COORDINATOR (ELSA RAMIREZ) PRIOR TO ENTERING THE COURT ROOM.

4.  NO EATING FOOD, CHEWING GUM OR DRINKING BEVERAGES EXCEPT WATER IS ALLOWED IN THE COURTROOM BY LITIGANTS.  IF YOU HAVE GUM PLEASE WRAP IT IN TISSUE AND DISPOSE OF IT IN A TRASH CAN.


    ATTORNEYS MAY BRING COFFEE OR OTHER BEVERAGE WITH A LID.

5.  PLEASE TAKE ALL CONVERSATIONS TO THE HALLWAY, INCLUDING ANY NEGOTIATIONS. ATTORNEYS, IF YOU NEED A PRIVATE SPACE TO SPEAK WITH THE OPPOSING COUNSEL PLEASE SEE THE COURT COORDINATOR.

6.  IF YOU ARE A RESPONDENT FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER PLEASE CHECK IN WITH THE BAILIFF OR COURT COORDINATOR BEFORE SITTING DOWN IN THE COURTROOM.

7.  IF YOU ARE AN APPLICANT FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER PLEASE SEE BAILIFF OR COURT COORDINATOR FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.  DO NOT SIT DOWN IN THE COURTROOM UNLESS YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.


THANK YOU,

JUDGE BARBARA J. STALDER   02/01/2019



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Late "call" e-mail address: 280late@justex.net.
Please include the style of the case, estimated time of arrival, reason, and the attorney's direct contact information.
  


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   * AG Opinion requested by County Attorney, declined by AG See AG's Response
 *
Order Maintaining FREEfax Filing Option  See Order
 * Revised Order Maintaining FREEfax Filing Option See Revised Order

 Legislative Changes         Domestic Violence Resources 2019.pdf

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Guide to Draft an Application for Protective Order and Ex-Parte Protective Order
Guide for Kickout Order in Temporary EX Parte Protective Order
Order Extending Temporary Ex Parte Order and Resetting Hearing on Protective Order
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Order of Confidentiality 85.007
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