May 15, 2022 [Z1B]
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According to The Supreme Court of Texas, an order was signed adopting Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 21c and Amendments to Texas Rules of Civil Procedure 4, 21, 21a, and 502.1, Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure 6 and 9, and the Supreme court Order Directing the Form of the Appellate Record in Civil Cases to be effective January 1,2014 for Harris County. This order mandates electronic filing in all Civil Courts and restricts us from accepting paper filing from any filer other than Pro Se filers. Please, click on the following link to learn more about electronic filing www.efiletexas.gov. We will also be unable to accept any other type of electronic filing other than through EFileTexas.gov which include any type of Fax Filing.

We Cannot Offer Legal Advice

The District Clerk’s Office cannot dispense legal advice or carry forms to file a case (cause) in the Civil District Courts. However, there are different options and alternatives you can use to seek legal advice.

  • The Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program provides services free of charge. To make a consultation with them, please complete an application on the website www.makejusticehappen.org.
  • Contact a private attorney. For assistance in locating an attorney, contact the State Bar of Texas.
  • Houston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Program (713) 759-1133
  • The State Bar of Texas / Lawyer Referral Information (800) 252-9690 / (877) 983-9227
  • Lone Star Legal Aid (713) 652-0077 / (800) 733-8394
  • Houston Lawyer Referral Service (713) 237-9429

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