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Civil Setting Requests and Procedures

Civil ancillary matters, motions and other non-trial presentations to the Court will be scheduled through the Court Coordinator on the dates and at the times set for each county calendar. Generally, civil matters will be heard on Ancillary Docket days at 10:00 a.m. However, in the event you have considerations that make those dates and times difficult to use, feel free to consult with the Court Coordinator for alternatives. These times are for planning purposes. Actual dates and times are subject to approval by the Court Coordinator.

In Grimes County, family law show cause hearings will generally be scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on the same dates as the Uncontested Docket. Shorter family law matters may be scheduled through the Court Coordinator on Civil Ancillary days.

Settings for all show-cause and temporary orders hearings must be made through the Court Coordinator using the either the information found on this site or the forms provided in the Local Rules.

See the Contact page for additional information.

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In order to set a matter for hearing, please provide the following information to the Court Coordinator, in writing. You may fax your request, mail your request, or provide it by email.

Type of Setting Requested:

Identify this as succinctly as possible with enough information to advise the Court of the nature of the setting. For example: Motion to Compel Answers to Written Discovery; Motion for Summary Judgment; Hearing on Special Exceptions; Bench Trial; etc.

Requested Date of Setting:

See the Court’s calendar as shown on this web site for available dates. If the date you need is not on the calendar, contact the Court Coordinator at Admin@court506.com. In most situations, civil matters will be heard at the 10:00 a.m. Civil Ancillary docket call, unless otherwise noted by the Court Coordinator.

Estimated Amount of Court Time Required:   Be generous.

Sign your request with the standard pleadings signature block of the requesting attorney so that we will have name, address, phone numbers and email addresses at hand.Your matter will not automatically be set on the date requested. You will be contacted directly by the Court Coordinator to confirm the date and time of your hearing. In setting your matter, please extend common courtesies to all counsel and pro se parties regarding the dates requested and time expected before the Court. In the event the opposing side fails to respond to your request, please note that detail on your Setting Request, giving the date and time of your attempts to coordinate the setting.

Once a setting has been confirmed by the Court Coordinator, the requesting attorney is responsible for notifying opposing counsel, any pro se parties, and the District Clerk, in writing, to insure that all necessary persons have notice. Provide a copy of your written notice to the Court Coordinator.

At the end of all motions and other documents on which is included a Certificate of Service, please include the opposing counsel’s name, address, phone number and fax number. Please do not put "... a copy has been sent to all opposing counsel." This will provide the Court with the contact information on all the attorneys in the case. In a multi-county district, the Court does not have access to all court files all of the time. For pro se litigants, the same rules apply.