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406th Judicial District Court’s
Public Access Notice

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, non-essential civil and criminal dockets are being held remotely via Zoom video conferencing. Counselors and litigants may access the hearings at the scheduled time by logging into txcourts.zoom.us , Meeting ID number 956 523 4956. Proper court decorum and dress code must be observed during all remote court hearings, as per the Remote Hearing Instructions and Etiquette Guide for Court Participants below.

The hearings are also available for public viewing at the scheduled hearing time via the YOUTUBE Channel.

Counselors and litigants may contact the court’s staff via telephone or e-mail to request hearing settings, for guidance, or for information as to how the hearing will take place, as per the COVID-19 Emergency Orders, issued by the State District Courts of Webb County.

The current jury impaneling and jury trial processes are described in the Emergency COVID-19 Operating Plan for the Webb County Judiciary and the Jury Proceeding Addendum to COVID-19 Operating Plan for the Webb County Judiciary approved by the Office of Court Administration.

Law Enforcement Officers wishing to submit arrest or search warrants for the Judge’s review may set an appointment by calling Chief Administrative Bailiff, Eduardo “Wayo” Ruiz, at (956) 701-7803.

Remote Hearing Instructions and Etiquette Guide for Court Participants

1) Prior to the scheduled hearing date and time, check your equipment to make sure your phone or device functions properly.

2) Join txcourts.zoom.us, Meeting ID 956 523 4956 or call into the meeting (1-646-568-7788) at least 5 minutes before your hearing time.

3) As you join into the meeting, type your full name so the Court can correctly identify you when calling your case.

4) Address the Court with respect.

5) Do not speak over the Court or other individuals. Only one person should speak at any given time to allow the court reporter to take down the record properly. When you are asked to speak, announce yourself by name (“This is John Smith,” and “I would like to say…”).

6) If you are on video, be sure to frame your camera correctly, with your face in the center of the screen. Your background should be neutral (like a clear wall) and free of any items or messages that may be perceived as offensive.

7) If you are on video, be sure to wear clothing appropriate for the formal court environment.


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