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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Bexar County 285th Civil District Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Bexar County, Texas, and resources applicable to all courts in Texas.
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Bexar County Case Records
Search Bexar County District Court, County Court at Law, and Probate Court civil and criminal case records online.
Bexar County District Court Civil Case Information
Search Bexar County District Court civil case records by party name, business name, or cause number. Results include date and status of case.
Bexar County District Court Criminal Records
Download spreadsheets containing criminal case information from Bexar County District Court.
Bexar County District Court Records
Search Bexar County District Court case information with a free basic subscription that allows access to limited case information. A paid subscriptions service is offered that allows additional search options.
Bexar County Magistrate Search
Perform a Bexar County Central Magistrate arrest record search online.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Bexar County District Court Civil Schedule
View civil court schedule from the Bexar County District Clerk.
Bexar County District Court Dockets
Review Bexar County District Court criminal and civil dockets by day of the week.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
Search official opinions of the Texas Attorney General 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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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.
Forms and related information
Bexar County District Clerk Forms and Information
View and download a variety of forms and other documents provided by the Bexar County District Clerk.
Bexar County District Court Record Request
Complete this form to request certified or uncertified Bexar County District Court records by fax or mail.
Child Support Forms
View and download child support forms in English or Spanish.
Civil Case Information Sheet Pro Se Instructions
View supplemental instructions and definitions for self-represented parties to complete the Civil Case Information Sheet. This sheet is 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.
Court Forms and Instructions
View and download various Texas court forms and instructions, including the Civil Case Information sheet required when filing a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or family law post-judgment petition. Additional forms and instructions include foreclosure, constitutionality of a state statute, order of nondisclosure, protective order, and divorce and other family matters.
Juvenile Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Texas juvenile proceedings from the Juvenile Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Protective Order Guide and Forms
View and download a Protective Order Kit with information about protective orders, what to expect in court, contacts for additional help, and instructions on how to complete the Application for Protective Order.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Online Self-Help Forms
Complete Texas court forms using an interactive interview process; completed forms can be saved and printed. Forms may also be downloaded and filled out by hand. Instructions and additional self-help resources are provided.
Online fine payments
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online. A fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center
Find information regarding free mediation services in Bexar County, which can assist participants in resolving disputes and avoiding court.
Bexar County District Court and County Courts at Law Local Rules
View the local court rules for Bexar County District Court and County Courts at Law.
Bexar County District Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about Bexar County District Court and the Bexar County District Clerk's Office including court records, filing, expunction, divorce, background checks, and bonds.
Bexar County Domestic Violence Help
The Bexar County Family Justice Center provides information and services for victims of domestic violence, including prosecution, protective orders, counseling, civil legal help, shelters, and more.
Bexar County Law Library
View information about the Bexar County Law Library, which is open to the public for legal research.
Bexar County Protective Orders and Domestic Violence Services
The Bexar County District Attorney offers information about domestic violence protective orders, including who is eligible to seek an order and how to apply; and a link to the Family Justice Center, which provides services to victims of family violence and assists with protective orders.
Bexar County Victim Help
The Bexar County District Attorney offers information about services available to crime victims, including Victim Impact Statement, victim compensation, and restitution. Links to additional online resources are included.
Non-Custodial Parent Legal Assistance
View legal resources and information for non-custodial parents. Resources cover access, visitation and custody, paternity issues, and child support. Information is offered in both English and Spanish.
Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
The Texas Advocacy Project provides information, legal hotlines, assistance with obtaining protective orders, and other legal services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Links to additional online resources are included.
Child Support and Child Protection Courts
View information about the Specialty Courts Program, which includes Child Support Courts and Child Protection Courts.
Child Support Information
The Texas Attorney General's Office offers information for parents and guardians about child support, with links to an interactive website that can be used to apply for services, check case and payment status, and pay support online. Additional links include downloadable publications in English or Spanish, office locations, access and visitation help, family violence information, forms, and more.
View and download Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Texas Code of Judicial Conduct, Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, and rules governing attorneys including Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
Crime Victim Help
The Texas Attorney General's Office offers information about the Crime Victims' Compensation Program, victims' rights, child abuse, family violence, protective orders, sexual assault, stalking, and victim notification. Application forms and instructions for Crime Victims' Compensation are included.
Expunction and Sealing of Criminal Records
View information about sealing of adult and juvenile records, expunctions, orders of nondisclosure, and other related topics.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Texas, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
Landlord-Tenant Legal Assistance
Find information on landlord-tenant issues and housing discrimination provided by the Austin Tenants’ Council. The Council also provides housing counseling and legal counseling for Texas residents, with priority given to income-eligible Travis County residents.
Ask a Law Librarian Program
The Texas State Law Library offers a free program for the public to ask reference librarians questions about legal research. Inquiries can be made in person, online, by telephone, or by mail.
Child Support Services
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.
General Information about Trial Courts
View a summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview of the types of cases that each court may exercise jurisdiction over.
Legal Guides and Brochures
View guides and brochures from the Texas Bar Association on a variety of legal topics, including subpoenas, attorney complaints, consumer issues, 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.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
View legal information and resources by topic, including family law, crime victims, consumer, benefits, employment, elder law, veterans, housing, wills, disability, immigration, the legal system and more. Additional self-help resources, videos, and forms are also available.
Online Legal Research Resources
The Texas State Law Library provides links to the state Constitution and Statutes, Administrative Rules, and a list of answers to frequently asked legal questions.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type is provided.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts is provided and listed by county.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Bexar County Attorneys
Search a database of Bexar County attorneys by name or bar number. Results include attorney availability by date.
Bexar County Lawyer Referral
The San Antonio Bar Association provides a lawyer referral service by telephone or online request form.
Bexar County Legal Help
The Bexar County Community Justice Program provides free civil legal services to low-income residents. Locations and schedules of free legal clinics are included.
Free Legal Assistance in Southwest Texas
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid provides free legal assistance in most civil matters to low-income persons in Southwest Texas.
Public Defender Offices
View contact information for Public Defender Offices, which provide criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney. Information about counties served and types of cases handled is included.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process against attorneys and several dispute resolution services.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys by practice type, location, certification and services, and contact information.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of disciplinary actions 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.
Find Legal Help
Search a directory of legal service providers for low-income residents by location and legal issue, or view the complete directory in alphabetical order or by service area.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide free pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information provided by the Texas State Bar about organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephonic lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information about resources available to veterans needing civil legal assistance, access to legal clinics, and disability rights information.