Rules & Forms

Rules & Standards 

Statewide Rules

The rules listed below are the most current version approved by the Supreme Court of Texas. For any questions about the rules, please call (512) 463-4097.

Texas Court Rules: History and Process - Excerpted from Nathan L. Hecht & E. Lee Parsley, Procedural Reform: Whence and Whither (Sept. 1997), updated by Robert H. Pemberton (Nov. 1998)

How Texas Court Rules Are Made - By Nathan L. Hecht, Martha G. Newton, and Kennon L. Wooten (May 2016)

Local Rules, Forms, and Standards

The Office of Court Administration’s Local Rules, Forms, and Standing Orders website holds searchable local rules, forms, and standing orders. This website was created in response to Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 3a, Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 1.2, and Texas Rule of Judicial Administration 10, which require (effective January 1, 2023) that courts post their local rules, forms, and standing orders to this website to be effective. All local rules, forms, and standing orders are uploaded by court clerks or court staff and will be viewable by the public, January 1, 2023.

Clerks and court staff may upload documents here: Sign in (txcourts.gov)

See training schedule posted below. The trainings will be livestreamed here on the days and times listed below. One of the trainings will be recorded and posted.

Local Rules, Forms and Standing Orders Training Schedule
Day Time Webinar Link
Thursday, November 10, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT Registration Link
Thursday, November 17, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT Registration Link
Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT Registration Link

Standards

Standards 
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Proposed Changes