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Miscellaneous Orders

Misc. Order 1  

 

  • 02/16/79 - Order Establishing procedure for issuance of orders for entry on premises to effect levy by Internal Revenue Service.
Misc. Order 2 Probation Service
 
  • 08/28/64 - Standing Order on Probation Conditions
Misc. Order 3 Criminal Justice Act Plan
 
  • 09/19/00 - Amended Plan for Representation of Defendants under the Criminal Justice Act of 1964
Misc. Order 4  
 
Misc. Order 5 Jury Plan
 
  • 05/14/98 - Amended Jury Plan with attached Order of Approval on behalf of the Reviewing Panel of the Judicial Council of the Fifth Circuit
  • 01/12/09 - Amended Jury plan with attached Order of Approval on behalf of the Reviewing Panel of the Judicial Council of the Fifth Circuit
Misc. Order 6 Rules for Exercise of Powers and Performance of Duties by United States Magistrates
 
  • 05/05/82 - Order adopting Rules for Exercise of Powers and Performance of Duties by U.S. Magistrates
  • 02/18/94 - Order amending Rule 4, Review of Magistrate Judge Orders and Recommendations and Appeals to District Judge of Civil Cases Tried by Consent
  • 03/25/96 - Magistrate Judges for the Northern District of Texas are authorized sua sponte to order consolidation of such cases where two or more such actions involve common questions of law or fact, and following consolidation to order the parties to file amended pleadings in the first filed action presenting all claims or defenses asserted
  • 09/22/97 - Magistrate Judges for the Northern District of Texas are authorized, without utilizing the report and recommendation procedure, to sign orders transferring cases files by prisoners by pro se plaintiffs seeking to proceed in forma pauperis to the proper or more appropriate district or division
  • 8/13/98 - Order referring arraignments assigned to the docket of U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means to U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Bleil.
  • 10/1/98-Order including U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Bleil in the automated civil case assignment system in the same manner as Fort Worth district judges.
  • 05/05/05 - Rules for the Exercise of Powers and Performance of Duties by United States Magistrate Judges
  • 07/29/09-Standing Order of Referral of Felony Guilty Pleas and Criminal Pretrial Motions to the Magistrate Judge in the Amarillo Division
Misc. Order 7  
 
  • 1/22/13 (7-61)-Collateral Schedule for United States Forest Service
  • 1/22/13 (7-62)-Collateral Schedule for United States Department of Agriculture
  • 1/22/13 (7-63)-Collateral Schedule for United States Postal Service
  • 1/22/13 (7-64)-Collateral Schedule for United States Bureau of Engraving & Printing
  • 1/22/13 (7-65)-Collateral Schedule for United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 1/22/13 (7-66)-Collateral Schedule for United States General Services (GSA)
  • 1/22/13 (7-67)-Collateral Schedule for United States Military Reservations
  • 1/22/13 (7-68)-Collateral Schedule for United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • 1/22/13 (7-69)-Collateral Schedule for United States Department of Interior, National Park Service
  • 1/22/13 (7-70)-Collateral Schedule for United States Fish & Wildlife Service
  • 1/22/13 (7-71)-Collateral Schedule for United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Misc. Order 8  
 
  • 06/23/80 - Plan for the Northern District of Texas for achieving prompt Disposition of Criminal Cases.
Misc. Order 9  
 
  • 04/14/87 - Payment of fees for attorneys appointed under the Criminal Justice Act of 1964, as Amended.
Misc. Order 10  
 
  • 08/15/73 - Civil Cover Sheet, Form J'S-44, for all cases filed as Civil Actions.
Misc. Order 11  
 
  • 08/15/11 - Recall Appointment of Bankruptcy Judge Robert C. McGuire
  • 05/03/06 - Appointment of Bankruptcy Judge Stacey G.C. Jernigan
  • 09/19/05 - Appointment of Barbara J. Houser as Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.
  • 11/17/04 - Appointment of Bankruptcy Judge Russell F. Nelms
  • 10/08/02 - Appointment of Bankruptcy Judge Harlin DeWayne Hale
  • 09/14/01 - Appointment of Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Michael Lynn
  • 04/04/00 - Appointment of Bankruptcy Judge Robert L. Jones
Misc. Order 12  
 
  • 02/27/76 - Order providing for fixing of condition of release.
Misc. Order 13  
 
  • 03/18/77
  • 11/18/99 - Petition for writ of habeas corpus filed in the Northern District of Texas by a person in state custody shall be drafted and submitted on "Exhibit A" form and attached to order
  • 05/22/03 - Any motion for a certificate of appealability submitted to the Clerk's Office in a case filed in the Dallas division shall automatically be referred, without written order, to the assigned magistrate judge.
  • 10/15/10 - Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus
Misc. Order 14  
 
  • 10/08/97 - Complaints filed in the Northern District of Texas by state or federal prisoners alleging civil rights violations under 42 U.S.C.§ 1983 shall be drafted and submitted on the form attached to this order as "Exhibit A."
Misc. Order 15  
 
  • 12/16/77 - All applications filed in the Northern District of Texas to proceed in forma pauperis without prepayment of fees or costs shall be in the form and substance of the "Affidavit Requesting Permission to Proceed in Forma Pauperis" as attached to this order.
  • 10/15/10 - Applications to Proceed Without Prepaying Fees or Costs
Misc. Order 16 Procedure for Admission to Practice in the Northern District of Texas
 
  • 04/27/93 - Adopted Plan for the Administration of the Northern District of Texas Non-Appropriated Fund.
  • 10/08/97 - Changed attorney admission fee for the Northern District of Texas; amended Subsection II of the Plan for the Administration of the Non-Appropriated Fund for the Northern District of Texas; adopted Plan for Reimbursement of Attorney Expenses in Civil Cases.
  • 01/02/02 - Order appointing members of the Non-Appropriated Fund Advisory Committee, each to serve for a term of two years.
  • 03/08/06 - Adopted amended Plan for Administration of the Non-Appropriated Fund, including revised Plan for Reimbursement of Attorney Expenses in Civil Cases.
  • 08/15/07 - adopted Article II. Financial Guidelines, paragraph G. Exemption from Payment of Fees for Federal Government Attorneys
  • 10/18/11 - Plan for reimbursement of attorney fees and expenses in civil cases
Misc. Order 17  
 
  • 05/16/85 - Order adopting Local Rules of Practice.
Misc. Order 18  
 
  • 12/15/77 - Order establishing Special Miscellaneous Order Files and repealing previously existing Local Rules and Miscellaneous Orders.
Misc. Order 19  
 
  • 15/05/77 - Order sealing all Notifications of Disclosure of Grand Jury Material Pursuant to Rule 6(e)(2)(A)(ii) and Rule 6(e)(2)(B), Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Misc. Order 20  
 
  • 03/02/73 - Order establishing the procedure for service of Civil Process and Central Violation Summons.
Misc. Order 21  
 
  • 05/29/80 - Order concerning Civil Jury Composition (Six members).
Misc. Order 22 Rescinded
Misc. Order 23
  • 12/04/78 - Order establishing the procedure for issuance of inspection warrants for entry on premises by compliance officers of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor.
Misc. Order 24  
 
  • 03/25/87 - Order adopting the Model Federal Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement.
Misc. Order 25 Rescinded
Misc. Order 26  
 
  • 06/01/90 - Order regarding Petition for Disclosure of Presentence or Probation Records.
Misc. Order 27  
 
  • 07/09/80 - Order modifying Rule 11.3 of the Local Rules of Practice Establishing Rules for Custody and Disposition of Exhibits.
Misc. Order 28 Rescinded
Misc. Order 29  
 
  • 06/24/85 - Order amending Rule 6.1(b) of the Local Rules of Practice concerning discovery documents, Generally.
Misc. Order 30  
 
  • 07/28/81 - Order establishing the procedure for service of Civil Process and Repeal of Miscellaneous Order No. 20.
Misc. Order 31  
 
  • 04/15/81 - Order Relating to Persons Detailed/Incarcerated for Attendance at Criminal Trial as Witness.
Misc. Order 32  
 
  • 10/21/81 - Criminal Cases order re: Procedure Following Appeal.
Misc. Order 33 Concerning Bankruptcy Cases and Proceedings
 
  • 06/20/84 - Order extending expiration date of the rule for the administration of the bankruptcy system until Congress can act on Supreme Court decision in Northern Pipeline Construction Co. v. Marathon Pipe Line Co.
  • 08/03/84 - Order of reference of bankruptcy cases and proceedings nunc pro tunc to the bankruptcy judges of this district
  • 11/16/84 - Order conveying to the bankruptcy judges the authority to designate by order the bankruptcy clerk to be the accountable officer for all monies paid into the bankruptcy court
  • 12/03/84 - Order designating the bankruptcy clerk as the accountable officer for all monies paid into the bankruptcy court
Misc. Order 34 Court Reporter Management Plan
 
  • 07/12/04 - Adopt amended Court Reporter Management Plan (supercedes plan filed 7/12/92)
Misc. Order 35  
 
  • 01/16/84 - ORDER of exemption from the Schedule and Planning Mandates of Rule 16(b), Fed. R.Civ.P.
Misc. Order 36  
 
  • 12/05/83 - ORDER of procedure to be followed in all actions seeking a stay of enforcement of a state court judgment or order.
Misc. Order 37  
 
  • 1/16/84 - ORDER--Amendment to Local Rules–Amended Local Rule 5.1(e) Responding to Motions, Time for Responses, Provision for Reply: New Local Rule 8.1(c)
    Designation of Expert Witnesses; New Local Rule 12.1(d) Request for Attorney’s Fees.
Misc. Order 38  
 
  • 12/17/84 - ORDER pertaining to the requirement and need for the U.S. Marshal in all criminal proceedings in the NDTX.
Misc. Order 39  
 
  • 10/21/04 - ORDER pertaining to interim appointment of U.S. Attorney
Misc. Order 40  
 
  • 12/16/85 - Order adopting Firearms Policy for the U.S. Probation Office, NDTX.
Misc. Order 41  
 
  • 01/27/86 - Order establishing Clerk to Accept and Disburse All Restitution Payments Other than Those Payable to the United States, for Offenses committed on or after January 1, 1985.
Misc. Order 42  
 
  • 12/02/86 - ORDER adopting schedule adopted for supervision of grand jury proceedings by the U.S. District Judges of Dallas Division.
Misc. Order 43  
 
  • 04/17/86 - ORDER establishing that the criminal docket in Dallas Division and Assignment of Cases on such docket will include name of the Hon. Sidney A. Fitzwater.
Misc. Order 44  
 
  • 12/23/88 - ORDER--Adding to Local Rule 5.3 amendment re: briefs, limiting length to 25 pages (reply briefs to 10 pages); also decreeing that briefs exceeding 10 pages shall contain a table of contents and a table of cases.
Misc. Order 45
Misc. Order 46 Civil Expense and Delay Reduction Plan
 
  • 05/21/02 - Adopt amended Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan for the Northern District of Texas
Misc. Order 47 Rules Governing Practice Before Court by Law Students and Unlicensed Law Graduates
Misc. Order 48 Order Enforcing Sanctions Imposed by Another Federal Court
Misc. Order 49  
 
  • 08/30/93 - ORDER regarding matters pertaining to court interpreters.
Misc. Order 50  
 
  • 03/07/96 - ORDER closing the Abilene courtroom for renovations during months of June and July, 1995
Misc. Order 51 Disposition of Passports Surrendered
 
Misc. Order 52  
 
  • 07/09/96 - ORDER providing for each petition/order for a probation/supervised release violator’s warrant (PROB 12) shall be presented to the Court by U.S. Probation Office in a sealed envelope marked “SEALED”.
Misc. Order 53  
 
  • 5/2/06 (53-06) - Adopt Firearm's Policy for the Northern District of Texas (superseded policy adopted 12/13/04)
Misc. Order 54  
 
  • 11/04/96 - ORDER approving Oleoresin Capsicum (OC), a personal defense spray, for duty use by U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services officers and has been approved for issuance to officers in the Northern District of Texas.
Misc. Order 55  
 
  • 02/26/97 - Adopted Prisoner In Forma Pauperis Proceedings
  • 05/26/98 - Adopt amended Appendix One (Initial Partial Filing Fee Order) and Appendix Two (Order Re: Collection and Payment of Full Filing Fee) to Prisoner In Forma Pauperis Proceedings.
Misc. Order 56  
 
  • 02/18/97 - ORDER providing for each petition for action on conditions of pretrial release and order for warrant to be presented to the Court by the U.S. Pretrial Service Office in a sealed envelope marked “SEALED”.
Misc. Order 57  
 
  • 07/21/00 - ORDER establishing disclosure of information to state/local authorities for sex offender registration/notification.
Misc. Order 58  
 
  • 2/23/00 - Order requiring counsel to notify the presiding judge of any proposed change to an arraignment or rearraignment scheduled in the Dallas Division no later than two business days prior to the date scheduled.
Misc. Order 59  
 
  • 07/09/01 - ORDER allowing probation officers to transport non-governmental personnel in GSA vehicles and persons under supervision in officers’ privately owned vehicles where circumstances justify doing so.
Misc. Order 60  
 
  • 10/23/01 - ORDER authorizing Probation and Pretrial Services offices to establish and operate an on-site drug testing laboratory to better serve the court, defendants, and offenders in the Northern District of Texas.
Misc. Order 61 Electronic Case Filing
 
  • 02/21/03 - Adopted procedures to control electronic case filing (ECF) in the Northern District of Texas as defined in order and in the Clerk's Office ECF User's Manual.
  • 03/08/06 - Amendment to order adopted on 2/21/03.
  • 08/30/06 - Amended Miscellaneous Order No. 61.
  • 05/28/08 - Order supersedes all previous orders designated as Miscellaneous Order No. 61.
  • 10/21/08 - Order supersedes all previous orders designated as Miscellaneous Order No. 61.
Misc. Order 62
  • 04/02/07 - Adopted procedures to control management of Dallas division patent cases in the Northern District of Texas as defined in this order.
  • 11/17/09 - Amended Miscellaneous Order No. 62.
Misc. Order 63
  • 08/27/07 - Adopted procedures to control management of electronic communication devices on court floors within the Northern District of Texas

 

 

 

Special Orders

Special Order 2  
Special Order 3 Order Regarding Judgeships, Case Assignments

 

  • 10/27/78 - authorization to create three new district judgeships in the Northern District of Texas and the orderly assignment of cases pending the docket
  • 05/02/79 - all cases, both criminal and civil, pending on the Amarillo docket of this court to be transferred to Hon. Mary Lou Robinson with exception of certain cases retained by Chief Judge Halbert O. Woodward, Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham and Hon. Robert M. Hill
  • 11/09/79 - assignment of cases in the Northern District of Texas to include assignment of cases to Hon. Jerry Buchmeyer and joint usage of Dallas courtrooms, effective 01/02/80
  • 11/20/79 - for assignment of cases in the Northern District of Texas, when any case is filed in Dallas requiring emergency action by a judge, the clerk will randomly select a resident Dallas judge to be assigned such case
  • 05/13/82 - established procedures to be utilized for processing of criminal cases filed in the Dallas Division
  • 09/28/82 - assignment of cases in the Northern District of Texas, civil and criminal
  • 12/17/85 - assignment of cases to Hon. Robert B. Maloney and Hon. Sidney A. Fitzwater for the Dallas Division docket
  • 08/12/86 - removal of Hon. Robert W. Porter from assignment of criminal cases in the Dallas Division, effective through 09/30/86
  • 01/02/87 - assignment of all new cases and matters in the Abilene, Lubbock and San Angelo Divisions, civil and criminal, to Senior Judge Halbert O. Woodward, effective 01/01/87
  • 01/05/87 - removal of Hon. Robert W. Porter from assignment of civil cases in the Dallas Division
  • 01/07/87 - vacate order entered to remove Hon. Robert W. Porter from assignment of civil cases in the Dallas Division. Continue assignments to Hon. Porter as before
  • 08/25/87 - assignment of civil cases in the Dallas Division to include assignment of cases to Hon. Eldon B. Mahon, Hon. David O. Belew, Jr. and Hon. Mary Lou Robinson for the Dallas Division civil docket, effective 08/25/87
  • 12/09/87 - assignment of civil cases in the Lubbock Division filed prior to 12/09/87 to either Senior Judge Halbert O. Woodard (for cases listed in Exhibit A) or Hon. Samuel R. Cummings (for cases listed in Exhibit B). Assignment of civil cases in the Lubbock Division to Hon. Samuel R. Cummings, effective 12/09/87 through 04/01/88. Assignment of civil cases in the Lubbock Division as described in the order, effective 04/01/88. Assignment of criminal cases in the Lubbock Division filed prior to 12/09/87 to Senior Judge Halbert O. Woodard. Assignment of criminal cases in the Lubbock Division to Hon. Samuel R. Cummings, effective 12/09/87. Assignment of all student loan cases to Senior Judge Halbert O. Woodard, effective 12/09/87
  • 12/10/87 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 12/10/87
  • 08/22/88 - assignment of cases removed to this Court by Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation as Receiver for any of the parties listed in the order to Hon. Barefoot Sanders or Hon. Jerry Buchmeyer
  • 08/25/88 - vacate order entered to assign cases removed by Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation as Receiver for any of the listed parties to Hon. Barefoot Sanders or Hon. Jerry Buchmeyer. Assignment of cases removed to the Dallas Division by Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation as Receiver to Dallas Division district judges, excluding Hon. Eldon B. Mahon, Hon. David O. Belew, Jr. and Hon. Mary Lou Robinson.
  • 10/03/88 - assignment of civil cases in the Dallas Division, effective 10/03/88
  • 12/16/88 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 01/01/89
  • 12/16/88 - assignment of civil cases in the Lubbock Division to Hon. Samuel R. Cummings, effective 01/01/89. Continue assignment of all criminal cases in the Lubbock Division to Hon. Samuel R. Cummings. Continue assignment of cases in the San Angelo and Abilene Divisions, civil and criminal, to Senior Judge Halbert O. Woodward. Continue assignment of all student loan cases to Senior Judge Halbert O. Woodward
  • 07/11/89 - assignment of cases in the Lubbock, Abilene and San Angelo Divisions, civil and criminal
  • 01/24/90 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 01/24/90
  • 08/08/90 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division, civil and criminal, effective 08/08/90
  • 08/08/90 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 08/08/90
  • 08/20/90 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 08/20/90
  • 10/17/91 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 10/25/91
  • 11/13/91 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division, civil and criminal, effective 12/2/91
  • 05/19/92 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 06/01/92
  • 06/16/92 - assignment of cases in the Lubbock and San Angelo Divisions, civil and criminal, to Hon. Samuel R. Cummings, effective 07/01/92. Cases in the Lubbock and San Angelo Divisions, civil, criminal and student loan cases, currently on the docket of Senior Judge Halbert O. Woodward, as of 07/01/92, are to remain on the Senior Judge Woodward’s docket.
  • 06/17/92 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 07/01/92
  • 09/24/92 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 10/01/92
  • 09/16/94 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division, civil and criminal, effective 09/19/94
  • 09/19/94 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 09/21/94
  • 12/16/94 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 01/03/95
  • 08/21/95 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 09/01/95
  • 04/03/96 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 04/08/96
  • 07/09/96 - assignment of criminal cases in the Dallas Division to a magistrate judge (in addition to the assignment to a district judge), effective 07/15/96
  • 09/27/96 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 10/01/96
  • 02/10/98 - assignment of cases in Fort Worth Division, effective 2/10/98
  • 02/20/98 - assignment of all non-prisoner cases in the Dallas Division to a magistrate judge as described in the order, effective 02/20/98 through 05/01/98. Assignment of prisoner cases in the Dallas Division to the active Dallas Division magistrate judges, except if a magistrate judge is assigned a death penalty habeas case, that judge shall not receive another such case until all magistrate judges have received one. Assignment of non-prisoner cases in the Dallas Division to all active Dallas Division magistrate judges, effective 05/01/98
  • 08/25/98 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 09/01/98
  • 09/01/98 - reassignment of cases originally assigned to Hon. John H. McBryde on or after 02/10/98 in which the initial notice of appearance included any attorney listed in Attachment A to include Hon. Sam A. Lindsay
  • 09/21/98 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division, civil and criminal, effective 09/21/98 through 09/18/99
  • 10/01/98 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division, civil and criminal, effective 10/10/98 through 09/18/99
  • 05/05/99 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 05/10/99
  • 05/05/99 - assignment of cases in the Wichita Falls Division, civil and criminal, to Chief Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, effective 05/10/99. Transfer cases pending in the Wichita Falls Division listed on Attachment A from Hon. Joe Kendall to Chief Judge Buchmeyer
  • 07/14/99 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division, civil and criminal, effective 07/14/99 through 09/18/99
  • 09/16/99 - assignment of cases in the Forth Worth Division, civil and criminal, effective 09/18/99. Continue assignment of recovery of default student loan case to Senior Judge Eldon B. Mahon. Cases originally assigned to Hon. John H. McBryde in which the initial notice of appearance included any attorney listed in Attachment A of the Fifth Circuit Judicial Council’s 02/09/98 order to be reassigned to Chief Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, Hon. A. Joe Fish, Hon. Robert B. Maloney, Hon. Sidney A. Fitzwater, Hon. Jorge A. Solis, Hon. Terry R. Means, Hon. Joe Kendall, and Hon. Sam A. Lindsay
  • 02/08/00 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division to include Hon. Barbara M.G. Lynn, effective 02/14/00
  • 02/15/00 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 02/14/00
  • 08/08/00 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 08/07/00
  • 08/07/00 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division to exclude Hon. Robert Maloney, effective 08/07/00
  • 02/05/01 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division, civil and criminal, effective 02/09/01
  • 03/01/01 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division, civil and criminal, effective 03/01/01
  • 09/06/01 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division, civil and criminal, effective 09/06/01
  • 09/06/01 - Cases filed in the Fort Worth Division on or about September 6, 2001, will be assigned by random draw
  • 12/07/01 - Each recovery of defaulted student loan case file in the Fort Worth Division on or after December 7, 2001, will be assigned by random draw
  • 01/09/02 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 01/09/02
  • 04/19/02 - assignment of civil cases in the Dallas Division to a magistrate judge as described in the order, effective 04/22/02
  • 08/09/02 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 09/02/02
  • 9/11/02 - assignment of civil cases in the Dallas Division to a magistrate judge as described in the order, effective 9/11/02.
  • 11/25/02 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 12/02/02
  • 11/25/02 - transfer of cases assigned to the “X” docket to the docket of Hon. Ed Kinkeade and shall henceforth carry the suffix letter “K.”
  • 05/05/03 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 05/05/03
  • 05/05/03 - assignment of criminal cases in the Wichita Falls Division to the district judges in the Dallas Division, effective 05/05/03. This order modifies Special Order No. 3-176
  • 07/21/03 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 07/22/03
  • 04/23/04 - assignment of all cases in the Wichita Falls Division, civil and criminal, to Hon. Jerry Buchmeyer, effective 04/23/04. Preliminary assignment of social security, prisoner and other cases in the Wichita Falls Division to a magistrate judge as described in the order, effective 04/23/04
  • 04/23/04 - The clerk shall assign each case filed in the Wichita Falls Division to the Honorable Jerry Buchmeyer.
  • 07/19/04 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 07/20/04
  • 10/01/04 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 10/01/04
  • 12/30/04 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 01/03/05
  • 03/14/05 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 03/14/05
  • 03/08/06 - established procedures for the assignment of cases following recusal and procedures for emergency matters (amended 8/24/11)
  • 03/08/06 - established procedures for the direct assignment of cases in the Dallas and Ft. Worth Divisions
  • 03/08/06 - Procedure to automatically refer at case opening certain types of matters
    to resident Magistrate judges (chart attached)
  • 07/11/06 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 07/17/06
  • 11/13/07 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 11/13/07
  • 11/14/07 - assignment of civil cases in the Wichita Falls Division to Hon. Jerry Buchmeyer, effective 11/14/07. Assignment of criminal cases in the Wichita Falls Division to Chief Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater, effective 11/14/07. Transfer criminal cases pending in the Wichita Falls Division to Chief Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater. Preliminary assignment of social security, prisoner and other cases in the Wichita Falls Division to a magistrate judge as described in the order, effective 11/14/07.
  • 11/28/07 - assignment of all cases in the Wichita Falls Division, civil and criminal, to Hon. Reed O’Connor, effective 12/03/07. Preliminary assignment of social security, prisoner and other cases in the Wichita Falls Division to a magistrate judge as described in the order, effective 12/03/07.
  • 11/28/07 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 12/03/07
  • 12/22/08 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 1/01/09
  • 07/30/09 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 8/3/09
  • 05/03/10 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division to a magistrate judge as described in the order effective 5/3/10
  • 06/01/10 - assignment of civil cases in the Dallas Division to a magistrate judge as described in the order, effective 06/01/10.
  • 06/04/10 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 07/01/10
  • 06/25/10 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division to a magistrate judge as described in the order effective, 06/25/10.
  • 11/19/10 - assignment of cases in the Abilene Division, effective 12/01/10
  • 06/20/11 - assignment of cases in the Abilene and San Angelo Divisions, effective 06/20/11
  • 07/26/11 - assignment of patent cases, effective 09/01/11
  • 08/24/11 - established procedures for the direct assignment of cases in the Dallas and Ft. Worth Divisions, effective 8/24/11
  • 03/01/12 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 3/01/12
  • 04/18/12 - Amended order regarding assignment of all cases in the Wichita Falls Division, civil and criminal, to Hon. Reed O’Connor, effective 4/18/12. Preliminary assignment of social security, prisoner and other cases in the Wichita Falls Division to a magistrate judge as described in the order, effective 4/18/07.
  • 08/28/12 - assignment of civil cases in the Dallas Division to magistrate judges as described in the order, effective 09/01/12
  • 11/16/12 - Assignment of Cases in the Dallas Division to a magistrate judge as described in the order effective, 11/21/12.
  • 06/20/13 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division, all civil, criminal and miscellaneous cases effective July 1, 2013.
  • 09/13/13 - assignment of cases in the Dallas Division, civil and criminal, effective 10/1/13.
  • 09/25/13 - assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division, all civil, criminal and miscellaneous cases effective October 1, 2013.
  • 12/30/13 - amended order regarding assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division, all civil, criminal and miscellaneous cases effective January 1, 2014. This order amends Special Order No. 3-293 as filed on September 25, 2013.
  • 02/25/14 - amended order regarding assignment of cases in the Fort Worth Division, all civil, criminal and miscellaneous cases effective March 1, 2014. This order amends Special Order No. 3-293 as filed on December 30, 2013.
  • 02/25/14 - Amended order regarding assignment of all cases in the Wichita Falls Division, civil and criminal, to Hon. Reed O’Connor, effective 2/26/14. Preliminary assignment of social security, prisoner and other cases in the Wichita Falls Division to a magistrate judge as described in the order.
Special Order 19 Order Regarding Public Access
 
  • 07/01/08 - amended order regarding public access to certain documents

 

 

 

Judge Specific Orders

Abilene
Amarillo
Dallas

Ft. Worth

  • In the Matter of Certain Social Security Actions Referred to the Magistrate Judge for Report and Recommendation, 4:05-MC-021
Lubbock
San Angelo
Wichita Falls

 

 

 

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