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Northern District of Texas

David C. Godbey, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

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Attend a Naturalization Ceremony

If you wish to attend a Naturalization Ceremony, please view the Naturalization Schedule. (Note: Dates are subject to change.)

If you are being naturalized, please visit the Naturalization page for more information.


Court Tours

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas offers opportunities for educators, students, and civic groups to increase their knowledge about the role and function of the federal courts through courthouse tours, observation of court proceedings, and presentations from judges, federal law enforcement, and court personnel.  Tour requests from educational and civil organizations in communities served by the Northern District of Texas (Dallas, Fort Worth, Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, San Angelo, and Wichita Falls) are given scheduling priority.  Tours are generally limited to two per quarter. 

NOTE: All tours, mock trials, and agency visits are scheduled by appointment only.

SECURITY INFORMATION: When visiting the courthouse you will go through security (magnetometer and x-ray machines). We recommend that visitors not bring large backpacks or purses. Cameras, tape recording devices, laptops, PDAs, and cell phones with cameras or tape recorders built in are not allowed on court floors. Weapons or sharp objects that could be used as weapons are strictly prohibited.

To request a tour of a United States District Courthouse in the Northern District of Texas, please click here.