40th Judicial District Court

Court Operating Plan for Ellis County

JOINT COVID-19 MITIGATION AND DOCKET CONTROL PLAN

Letter Supplement to Joint COVID-19 Docket Control Plan

Plan Delineating How the Ellis County District Courts and County Courts at Law Will Function During the Initial Stages of the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

March 18, 2020


Jurisdiction

Within the jurisdiction of Ellis County, the 40th Judicial District Court presides over the following:

  • Criminal cases involving felonies or official misconduct
  • Grand jury organization and supervision
  • Civil cases in matters of controversy involving more than $100,000 or the title to land
  • Juvenile cases involving determinate sentencing or certification for trial as an adult
  • Other miscellaneous cases in which this court shares jurisdiction with other Ellis County courts

Civil Matters

Effective January 1, 2015 the division of civil matters between the 40th Judicial District Court and the 443rd Judicial District Court are by subject matter. (Written Designation and Instructions to the Ellis County District Clerk Regarding the Division of Civil Matters...)

40th Judicial District Court - Subject Matter

Civil Cases:

GUARDIAN AD LITEM, ATTORNEY AD LITEM, and MEDIATOR ROTATING LISTS PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 37 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE

Civil Forms:

Criminal Cases:

COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY ROTATING LIST FOR INDIGENT DEFENDANTS

Criminal Forms: