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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the Dallas County Probate Court No. 1 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 Court Case Information
Search Dallas County criminal background information by name or case number. Search criminal case documents by case number. Search District Court and County Court at Law civil case information and documents, Probate Court case information and documents, and District Court family case information by case number, location, party or attorney information, hearing type and date, and additional criteria. District Court family case documents are available through a subscription service.
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 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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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.
Forms and related information
Dallas County Probate Court Forms
View and download Dallas County Probate Court forms.
Dallas County Misdemeanor Forms
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.
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.
Instructions for Completing Civil Case Information Sheet
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.
Required Civil Case Information Sheet
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.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Online fine payments
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online by credit card or bank account debit. There are fees associated with either service.
Self help, legal research, general information
Dallas County Probate Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about Dallas County probate, including wills, annual accounts, guardianships, distribution of property, dispute resolution, and records.
Dallas County Probate Court Guardianship Information
View information about guardianships in Dallas County Probate Courts, with links to forms and answers to frequently asked questions.
Dallas County Mental Illness Court
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 Law Library
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
Information regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution in Dallas County, including answers to frequently asked questions.
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.
Property Distribution Without a Will
View a chart of how property is distributed in Texas when someone dies without a Will.
Ask a Law Librarian
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.
General Information about Trial Courts
A summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview about 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, 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
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.
Online Legal Research Resources
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
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.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
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 County LegalLine
The Dallas County Bar Association offers LegalLine, a free call-in service where volunteer attorneys answer legal questions.
Dallas County Free Legal Services Directory
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, Selection, and Complaints
The Dallas Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service in Collin and Dallas Counties by telephone or online form, including an initial consultation for a nominal fee. Information about types of cases and options for parties who can't afford and attorney are also provided. Links to "Consumer Tips" for selecting a lawyer, and to fee dispute and grievance procedures, are in the right column.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
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.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys by type of case, location, certification/services, and contact information.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.
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 pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information about organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.