Until further notice, and unless otherwise ordered by the Court, all hearings will be held via ZOOM, a teleconferencing application. Parties and lawyers can find the Meeting ID listed on the dockets which are posted under the "Court Dockets" tab. Dockets will be posted the Friday prior to the scheduled hearings.
The public can view all hearings via YouTube on the Court’s official channel which can be found at the following link:
If you encounter any issues with accessing Court hearings via ZOOM or YouTube, please contact Court staff immediately by calling (956) 292-7046.
The Court will notify all parties and lawyers if a proceeding will take place in person. A notation will also be made on the Court’s docket to indicate if the proceeding will be in person.
Currently, the Court will only hold in-person proceedings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please note that these proceedings will likely not be streamed live on YouTube.
If your case is set for an in-person proceeding, please consider the following:
- Gallery seating is limited: Pursuant to the requirement that people remain 6-feet apart, there are only 8 seats available in the gallery. Lawyers should be mindful of that when deciding on whether or not their staff should join them for a hearing.
- Counsel space is limited: At this time, only three people may be seated at counsel table--including any party or defendant. Two or three more people may be able to use seating in the well of the Courtroom but will not have a desk/table. It is strongly advised that only one lawyer per party be present.
- Vulnerable populations: Individuals over the age of 65, with serious health conditions, and with compromised immune systems are considered vulnerable to the imminent threat of COVID-19. A party, witness, or attorney in a vulnerable population may contact the Court to request an accommodation to allow appearance via teleconference. Such a request for an accommodation must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled proceeding.