Larry Thorne, Presiding
317th Civil District Court
Year Elected: 1998
|Previous legal experiences/area
of practice before becoming a judge and with whom:
Bailiff: Julie Pantallion
Court Reporter: Tracey D. Burk
Court Phone Number:
Court Fax Number: (409) 839-2376
Regular Docket Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
CPS/Juvenile Day: Thursday – no regular docket
Additional Docket for Uncontested Divorces – Monday
Temporary Hearings: a “walk-through” is usually best, especially if you have an emergency situation or pleadings outside the norm. Otherwise, place a post-it or other type of note on your pleadings or in your cover letter, which indicates 2 or 3 days on which you would like the temporary hearing set. This should not be sooner than 7 days from the filing day or later than 14 days from the filing day. The Court will schedule the hearing on one of the days you request and notify you by email or phone message of the day selected. Please do not select a Thursday as the 317th does not have a regular docket on Thursdays.
Contested Final Trial Settings: Please send a letter requesting a final contested trial setting, indicating jury or non-jury and the length of time you anticipate needing. You will be contacted by Susie to schedule the trial. Do not call the court to schedule a final contested setting, or to check on the status of your written request. We are working diligently to set final hearings in the order in which they are received.
Please advise your staff: The Court does not have information regarding filing and service fees. We do not have information on service, citations or returns of citations. Please call Domestic Relations for that information at 835-8654.
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317th Special Projects
Jefferson County Family Treatment Drug Court
Jefferson County Family Treatment Drug Court is a long-term, judicially- supervised program designed to assist substance abusing parents involved with Child Protective Services. Jefferson County Family Treatment Drug Court uses a case management process that promotes positive social change and accountability. Although parents are the main target of services, best interest of the child is the determining factor in all family treatment drug court decisions. Jefferson County Family Treatment Drug Court meets twice monthly.
The Family Treatment Drug Court members are: 317th District Court Judge Larry Thorne, Child Protective Services, CASA, Southeast Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Family Services of Southeast Texas Inc., Ann Williams LPC, Anita Provo,
Jefferson County Adult Probation Drug Intervention Program, Trinity Methodist Temple, and Beaumont Occupational Services.
Parents eligible for the Jefferson County Family Treatment Drug Court must:
Family Group Conference
A Family Group Conference (FGC) is a formal meeting where members of the child(rens) immediate family come together with extended family and members of the child(rens) community to develop a plan to keep the child(rens) safe. The conference is arranged by a FGC coordinator and facilitated by trained facilitators. The role of professionals at a FGC is to provide information and offer consultation to family members rather than to influence or make decisions.
FGC helps to promote and develop the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect children. The FGC process is intended to use the strengths and resources of the family to take ownership of the problem and how it is best managed within their capabilities and culture.
The Jefferson County Family Treatment Drug Court FGC Project accepts referrals from Juvenile Probation.
For more information on either program you may contact:
Domestic Docket Issues