Fifth Court of Appeals
On January 30, 2018, the Fifth Court of Appeals held inaugural oral arguments in the historic Dallas County Merrill Hartman Courtroom located on the 8th Floor of the George Allen Sr. Courts Building. Thanks to a joint effort between the Dallas County Commissioners, the Dallas District Courts, and the Fifth Court of Appeals, the Merrill Hartman Courtroom’s judicial bench was redesigned to accommodate the 13 appellate court justices in en banc settings as well as 3 member panels. The courtroom has been designated by the Commissioners’ Court as the Texas Supreme Courts’ disaster relief site as well as shared courtroom space for the appellate and trial courts.
Chief Justice Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court, Dallas County Commissioners, county, district and appellate judges, the legal community, and members of the Merrill Hartman family have been invited to share in the re-dedication of the recently-renovated courtroom. The ceremony will be held on December 12 in the Merrill Hartman Courtroom.
This notice expires on December 31, 2018