40th Judicial District Court

Approved Re-Certification Request for Court Operating Plan

(Emphasis on Additional Requirements for In-Person Proceedings)

Court Operating Plan for Ellis County

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

Local Rules for the Ellis County Judiciary:

Civil Forms:

Civil Cases:

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

Criminal Cases:

COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY ROTATING LIST FOR INDIGENT DEFENDANTS

Criminal Forms:

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