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312th Family Court
Judge Clinton E. Wells, Jr.
Harris County Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline, 16th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
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Harris County Family District Courts’ Policies and Procedures during COVID-19





FAMILY COURTS INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

Court Staff
Court Phone: (713) 274-4540
Associate Judge: Hon. Kimberly Baughman
Clerk: Dawn Hutchings(713) 274-4540
Assistant Clerk: Shawn Simien(713) 274-4540
Coordinator: Laura Hersch(713) 274-4540
Bailiff: Michelle Hoskins(713) 274-4540
Bailiff: A. Glenn(713) 274-4540
Court Reporter: Karen Bauer(713) 274-4540
Court InformationTop
Year elected or appointed: 2019
312th Court Policies Procedure.pdf
312th Ad Litem Wheel List
312th Registration for Appointments
HC District Courts Emergency Scheduling Procedures 2020.pdf
ATTENTION:
Harris County Family District Courts' Policies & Procedures during COVID-19 - 04.01.2020.pdf
HARRIS COUNTY FAMILY DISTRICT COURTS' STANDING MUTUAL TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER FOR NEW CASES - March 19, 2020.pdf
First Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster - March 13, 2020.pdf
Second Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster - March 17, 2020.pdf

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE 312TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT:

In keeping with the Harris County Family District Courts' Policies and Procedures during COVID-19, the 312th Judicial District Court is implementing the following changes beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 through Friday May 8, 2020, unless otherwise extended. 

 

This situation with COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.  Please continue to check this Court’s website for any updates regarding court closures or changes to this policy.

 

UNCONTESTED DOCKET:

 

There will not be an in-person, Uncontested Docket, until further notice.  Agreed Final Decrees of Divorce signed by the parties, with a Waiver may be proven up by Affidavit and filed with the Court.  To ensure that your Decree is timely reviewed, please notify the clerks once all the final documents have been filed.

 

TRIAL SETTINGS:

 

Cases currently set on the general trial docket Monday, March 23, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. are reset to Monday, May 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Cases currently set on the general trial docket Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. are reset to Monday, June 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Cases currently set on the general trial docket Monday, April 6, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. are reset to Monday, June 8, 2020 at 9:00a.m.

Cases currently set on the general trial docket Monday, April 20, 2020, at 9:00a.m. are reset to Monday, June 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. 

 

ENTRY HEARINGS:

 

The court will consider entries by submission, see Harris County Family District Courts' Policies and Procedures during COVID-19.  Please e-file the order(s) and all other necessary documents on or before the given entry date.   To ensure that your order is timely signed, please notify the clerks once all necessary documents have be filed.

 

Contested entries scheduled for hearing on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. are reset to April 24, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  

 

Contested entries scheduled for hearing on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. are reset to May 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. 

 

Contested entries scheduled for hearing on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. are reset to May 8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. 

Contested entries scheduled for hearing on Friday, April 17, 2020, or April 24, 2020 at 9:00a.m. are reset to May 15, 2020 at 9:00a.m.

 

DISMISSAL DOCKET:

 

Cases currently set on the Dismissal Docket Friday, March 27, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. are reset to Friday April 24, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Cases currently set on the Dismissal Docket Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. are reset to Friday, May 15, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. 

 

NON-ESSENTIAL MATTERS:

 

All current settings through May 8, 2020, should be reset in accordance with the Harris County Family District Courts' Policies and Procedures during COVID-19.  You must contact the Court to request a setting or to place a matter on the submission docket. 

As previously noted effective 03/13/2020 ALL requests for temporary or final relief requires mediation, until further Order. 

 




DocumentsTop

Entry Checklist.pdf
Exhibit Policies and Procedures.pdf
Trial Preparation Order.pdf
312th Court Reporter's Record Request.pdf
Pro Se Litigants Handbook

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