Due to the recent rise across Texas of the Delta variant of COVID-19, all upcoming in-person jury trials in the justice, county and district courts of Brewster, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties are postponed. All hearings will be held exclusively on Zoom (except where prohibited from doing so by Constitutional constraints or Emergency Orders), and live-streamed to the Court's official YouTube channel. (8/14/2021)
Judge Roy B. Ferguson presides over the 394th Judicial District Court, having been elected in 2012, 2016, and 2020. The District encompasses approx. 20,000 sq. miles (larger than nine states), and includes over 20% of the United States–Mexico border. It includes Brewster, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties, and holds court in Alpine, Van Horn, Sierra Blanca, Fort Davis and Marfa. CLICK HERE to take a photo-tour of these historic courthouses.
Judge Ferguson is a frequent educator of judges, lawyers, civic associations, and students. CLICK HERE to view photos of the Judge's high school outreach mock jury trials, including State of Texas vs. Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, and Kylo Ren. To view selected professional articles and presentations by Judge Ferguson, click the button below.
And yes, this "Judge Roy Ferguson" is THAT "Judge Roy Ferguson" -- the judge in the now world-famous #Lawyercat video that Judge Ferguson released on his Twitter account, @JudgeFergusonTX. We hope it gave you a smile, and newfound respect for the efforts of Texas courts and lawyers to keep the justice system working during the Pandemic.
If you received a jury summons, click the button below to complete the online check-in process.
Most criminal defendants and few civil defendants are entitled to court-appointed counsel. Click here to learn more and apply.
This toolkit helps you answer an eviction suit during the COVID-19 emergency, including forms and tips.
Don't have a lawyer? Click below for help, including how-to guides, free legal forms for divorce, annulment, child support, name changes, domestic violence protective orders, and more!
To provide unprecedented transparency of court operations during the pandemic, this Court streams its proceedings live on YouTube. Click the button below to watch -- LIVE. (Recording is prohibited.)
Texas trial courts may implement masking, hygiene, screening, and social distancing to protect against COVID-19. Read this before coming to the courthouse.