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Dallas County 14th District Court - Civil
George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
New Tower - 5th Floor
600 Commerce St, Box 540
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Dallas County 14th District Court - Civil as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Dallas County, Texas, and resources applicable to all courts in Texas.
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Dallas County District Court Civil Case Index Reports
Receive weekly Dallas County District Court civil case index reports through this paid subscription service. Case index information includes case number, case name, case type, filed date, closure date, and disposition.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Dallas County Court Hearings
Search Dallas County District Court, County Court at Law, and Probate Court upcoming civil, probate, and family hearings by location and hearing type, and by case number, party name, attorney name, attorney bar number, or judicial officer name. First select "Civil Records - Dallas County District & County Courts Case and Documentation Information" and then use the "Search Hearings" feature.
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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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
Dallas County District Court Forms
View and download Dallas County District Court forms including civil, family, criminal, record request, trust/collections, child support, and general.
Civil Case Information Sheet Pro Se Instructions
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.
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.
Texas 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.
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.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Online fine payments
Self help, legal research, general information
Dallas County Juvenile Probation
Dallas County juvenile probation information is provided, including court assessment, diversion programs such as drug and mental health court, restitution, deferred prosecution, home detention, and victim services.
Dallas County Legal Information
View information from the Dallas Bar Association about adult and juvenile arrests, name changes, and self-representation in Dallas County courts.
Dallas County Law Library
The Dallas County Law Library is open to the general public for legal research and provides a searchable legal catalog online.
Dallas County Adult Probation and Specialty Courts
View information about Dallas County Adult Probation, including types of offenses and supervision, treatment services, specialty courts, victim services, and a link to online probation payments. Specialty courts can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders; court types include felony diversion court, intensive intervention, addiction treatment, DWI program, safe re-entry after incarceration, veterans court, dual diagnosis court, mental health court, prostitution court, and domestic violence court.
Dallas County Child Support
The Dallas County Child Support Office offers information about child support collection, distribution, and enforcement. Links to forms, state and federal agencies, and answers to frequently asked questions 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.
Landlord & Tenant Legal Information and Assistance
Information on landlord-tenant issues in Texas and housing discrimination, including forms and form letters. The organization also provides housing counseling and legal counseling for Texas residents, with priority given to income-eligible Travis County residents.
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.
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.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Texas, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
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.
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
Texas Legal Services Center offers information and resources on a variety of topics. Legal subjects include: Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder and Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
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.
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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Dallas County Public Defender
The Dallas County Public Defender provides free legal representation to indigent persons in certain criminal, family, and juvenile cases.
Dallas County LegalLine
Dallas County LegalLine, a free call-in service to volunteer attorneys who answer legal questions for the public, is sponsored by the Dallas County Bar Association.
Dallas County Housing Legal Help
The Dallas County Housing Crisis Center provides telephone counseling, a bi-weekly free legal clinic, and pro bono legal services for homeless individuals, veterans, and others with housing problems.
Dallas County Free Civil Legal Help
The Dallas Volunteer Attorney program provides free civil legal assistance to people who can't afford an attorney. Local clinic locations and contact information are provided.
Dallas Area Lawyer Referral, Selection, and Complaints
The Dallas Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service in Collin and Dallas Counties. Referrals include an initial consultation by a lawyer for a nominal fee, and are based upon information provided by telephone or by online form completion. Information about types of cases and options for parties who can't afford an attorney are also provided. Links to "Consumer Tips" for selecting a lawyer, fee dispute, and grievance procedures are available in the right column.
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.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
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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.
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.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process against attorneys and several dispute resolution services.