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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

Northern District of Texas

Barbara M.G. Lynn, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Special Order 3: Order Regarding Judgeships and Case Assignments

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Title Description Effective Date
3-95 Assignment of Civil Cases in the Dallas Division to a Magistrate Judge (in addition to the district judge assignment)
3-143 Assignment of Criminal Cases in the Dallas Division to a Magistrate Judge (in addition to the district judge assignment)
3-143 Supplement to Special Order NO. 3-143 regarding cases assigned to Magistrate Judge Horan
3-216 Assignment of Civil Cases in the Dallas Division to a Magistrate Judge
3-227 Transfer of Cases Assigned to the "X" Docket to the Docket of Hon. Ed Kinkeade (and shall henceforth carry the suffix letter "K")
3-249 Established Procedures for the Assignment of Cases Following Recusal and Procedures for Emergency Matters
3-250 Established Procedures for the Direct Assignment of Cases in the Dallas and Fort Worth Divisions
3-251 Procedure to Automatically Refer at Case Opening Certain Types of Matters to Resident Magistrate Judges (chart attached)
3-259 Amended Order Regarding Assignment of All Civil and Criminal Cases in the Wichita Falls Division to Hon. Reed O'Connor and Preliminary Assignment of Certain Cases to a Magistrate Judge
3-283 Assignment of Cases in the Dallas Division to a Magistrate Judge
3-287 Assignment of Patent Cases
3-290 Assignment of Cases in the Dallas Division to a Magistrate Judge
3-301 Assignment of Cases in the Abilene Division
3-310 Assignment of Civil Cases in the Wichita Falls Division
3-313 Assignment of Civil and Criminal Cases in the Amarillo and Lubbock Divisions
3-316 Transfer of pending cases assigned and referred to Magistrate Judge Stickney
3-326 Assignment of Civil Cases in the Abilene and San Angelo Divisions
3-327 Assignment of Civil and Criminal Cases in the Amarillo Division
3-329 Abilene, Fort Worth, and San Angelo cases transferred to Judge Mark Pittman
3-330 Assignment of Civil and Criminal Cases in the Lubbock, Abilene, and San Angelo Divisions
3-331 Lubbock, Abilene, San Angelo cases transferred to Judge James Wesley Hendrix
3-332 Assignment of Civil and Criminal Cases in the Dallas Division
3-333 Dallas cases transferred to Judge Brantley Starr
3-334 Assignment of Civil and Criminal Cases in the Dallas Division
3-335 Dallas Cases Transferred to Judge Ada Brown
3-337 Assignment of Civil and Criminal case filed in the Fort Worth Division
3-338 Transfer of pending criminal cases assigned to Senior Judge John McBryde are reassigned to Judge Mark Pittman and shall henceforth carry the suffix letter "P." Post judgment matters in criminal cases will continue to be assigned to Judge McBryde unless otherwise ordered in an individual case.