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Recertified Operating Plan for Conducting Jury Trials

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E-filing Required for Attorneys

The Supreme Court of Texas has mandated that all attorneys file court documents electronically including Jefferson County) with regard to civil cases beginning June 1, 2014.

As a result of this mandate, except in juvenile cases, attorneys are now required to electronically file (e-file) documents in civil or probate cases in Jefferson County. Unrepresented (pro se) parties and case participants who are not attorneys may e-file, but are not required to do so.

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To eFile a document, use your Electronic Filing Service Provider. If you have not yet selected a provider, go to to start e-filing now.

Local e-Filing rules for probate cases

If you have questions, please contact us at (409) 835-8475, Option 5.

Filing an Annual Report of the Guardian

Please visit the Probate Court’s webpage for links to forms such as the Annual Report of the Guardian.

For important information regarding filing for appointment as a guardian, please visit the Judicial Branch Certification Commission’s Guardianship Certification webpage