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Searching Case Records
Dallas County Court Case Information broken link ?
Search Dallas County criminal background information by name or case number. Search District Court civil and family cases, County Court at Law civil cases, and Probate Court cases by case number or party or attorney name. Search all civil, criminal, and family case information by case number.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Dallas County Court Calendars broken link ?
Search Dallas County court calendars for District Court civil and family cases, County Court at Law civil cases, or Probate Court cases by case number, party name, attorney name, or judicial officer name. First select a court type in the "Case Information" drop-down list, then click "Court Calendar."
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions broken link ?
Search official opinions of the Texas Attorney General opinions by keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests. Search options are in the left column.
Self help, legal research, general information
Dallas County Law Library broken link ?
Information regarding the Dallas County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research. Search the law library catalog online.
Dallas County Alternative Dispute Resolution broken link ?
Information regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution in Dallas County, including answers to frequently asked questions.
Dallas County Mental Illness Court broken link ?
View information about Dallas County Mental Illness Court, which handles mental health warrants for mentally ill or chemically dependent individuals who are a danger to themselves or others, or are incapable of caring for themselves.
Dallas County Probate Information broken link ?
View answers to frequently asked questions about Dallas County probate, including wills, annual accounts, guardianships, distribution of property, dispute resolution, and records.
Online Legal Research Resources broken link ?
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County broken link ?
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type broken link ?
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
General Information about Trial Courts broken link ?
A summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview about the types of cases that each court may exercise jurisdiction over.
Legal Information and Legal Resources broken link ?
Legal information and resources are organized by topic, including Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
Ask a Law Librarian broken link ?
The Texas State Law Library offers a free service to ask reference librarians questions about legal research by telephone or an online form. Or, search the Law Library catalog online.
Child Support Services broken link ?
The Attorney General of Texas offers an interactive website with child support information and services, including how to apply for services, help finding an absent parent, forms, and how to find case and payment information.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources broken link ?
View information on residential foreclosure prevention resources in Texas, including a directory of housing counseling agencies and a general guide to avoiding foreclosure.
Legal Guides and Brochures broken link ?
View guides and brochures from the Texas Bar Association on a variety of legal topics, including subpoenas, attorney complaints, consumer, dispute resolution, criminal record expunction, traffic court, how to select a lawyer, how to sue in Justice Court, name changes, and the criminal justice process.
Elder Law Information broken link ?
Guides and brochures on Elder Law topics, including dealing with dementia, scams, elder abuse, wills, and probate, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Family Law Information broken link ?
Guides and brochures on Family Law topics, including adoption, involuntary commitment, protective orders, pro se divorce, guardianship, child abuse, and what to expect in family court, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Tenants and Consumer Rights Information broken link ?
Guides and brochures on a variety of Tenant and Consumer Rights issues, including liens, loan scams, bankruptcy, foreclosure, identity theft, mold, and a Tenants' Rights Handbook, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Property Distribution Without a Will broken link ?
View a chart of how property is distributed in Texas when someone dies without a Will.
Court Rules broken link ?
View and download Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Code of Judicial Conduct, Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, and rules governing attorneys including Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Northwest Texas Legal Aid broken link ?
Free legal assistance in most civil matters, including Family, Housing, Health and Probate for income-eligible residents of Northwest Texas.
Dallas County LegalLine broken link ?
Information regarding a free call-in service where volunteer attorneys answer legal questions.
Dallas County Free Legal Services Directory broken link ?
View a directory of organizations providing free legal services in the Dallas area on subjects including immigration, housing, and general legal matters.
Dallas Area Lawyer Referral broken link ?
Information regarding the Lawyer Referral Service offered by the Dallas County Bar Association in Dallas and Plano Counties, which matches clients with attorneys who have experience with the particular type of legal issue. Lawyers provide an initial consultation for a reduced rate. Complete an online form to request a referral.
Legal Help for Terminally Ill and HIV Patients broken link ?
Legal Hospice of Texas provides free condition-related legal services to income-eligible persons with AIDS, HIV, and terminal illnesses in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties.
Lawyer Referral Services broken link ?
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Attorney Complaint Information broken link ?
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.
Find Attorney Discipline Records broken link ?
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of discipline cases against attorneys. Summaries of recent decisions and an archive of past decisions are available online. Search by the first letter of the last name of an attorney.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer broken link ?
View information that can help low-income Texans find an attorney.
Legal Resources for Veterans broken link ?
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory broken link ?
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys. Search by name, firm name or bar number.
Find Legal Help broken link ?
TexasLawHelp offers a search for legal services for low-income residents by location, type of problem, and client category; or click "Legal Aid Directory" in the top menu bar to view legal service providers by name or service area.
Free Legal Assistance broken link ?
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Forms and related information
Dallas County Probate Court Forms and Publications broken link ?
Download forms, guides, and checklists for use in Dallas County Probate Courts.
Dallas County Probate Court Guardianship Information & Forms broken link ?
View information about guardianships in Dallas County Probate Courts, including forms.
Dallas County Misdemeanor Forms broken link ?
View and download forms for use in Dallas County Courts at Law and Probate Courts, including case information sheets, copy and record search request forms, and a criminal background search request form.
Required Civil Case Information Sheet broken link ?
The State of Texas requires that a Civil Case Information sheet be completed and submitted when an original petition or application is filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Instructions for Completing Civil Case Information Sheet broken link ?
Step-by-step instructions for completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Advance Directive Forms broken link ?
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Civil Case Information Sheet Pro Se Instructions broken link ?
View supplemental instructions and definitions for self-represented parties completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
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