Rules and Forms
Criminal Plea Admonishments
- The guilty plea admonishments are to be explained to the client and
the client shall place the client’s initials in every box that is
applicable to the case. These documents are not to be changed
- Plea Admonishments for Felony Cases (PDF)
- Plea Admonishments for Felony Intoxication Cases (PDF)
- Deferred Adjudication Admonishments (PDF)
- Sex Offender Admonishments (PDF)
- Certificate of Appeal (PDF)
- Defendant's Waiver of Right to File Motions for New Trial and of All Appellate Rights (PDF)
- The following is an order entered by the Judges in all divorce cases and in any Suit Affecting the Parent Child Relationship, including Motions to Modify. Because this order applies to all parties, the Petitioner’s Attorney should give a copy of this order to their client. The Petitioner’s Attorney shall attach a copy of this to the initial pleading and it is to be served with that pleading.
- This Standing Order applies to each case as to injunctive relief that was previously granted either on an ex parte motion for a temporary restraining order or after a hearing for temporary orders. Hearings for temporary relief on subjects covered by this standing order should not be necessary.
- Standing Order For Kid's Sake
Revision to Standards for Qualification of Attorneys for Appointment to Capital Cases
The Local Selection Committee for the Seventh Administrative Judicial Region of Texas has approved revisions to its Standards for Qualification of Attorneys for Appointment to Capital Cases, effective October 1, 2011. A copy is attached.
The Legislature passed SB 1308, effective September 1, 2011, which required each Region to amend its standards for attorney qualifications. Specifically, the bill amends Article 26.052, Code of Criminal Procedure to give attorneys who have previously been found to have rendered ineffective assistance of counsel in a capital case an opportunity to request that a local selection committee make a determination regarding the attorney's current ability to provide effective representation in capital cases.
I respectfully request that the local administrative district judge in each county ensure that a copy of theses revised standards is furnished to the District Clerk.
A copy of the revised standards will be posted on the Seventh Administrative Judicial Region’s website at http://www.courts.state.tx.us/7ajr/7ajr.asp.
Presiding Judge, Seventh Administrative Judicial Region
318th Judicial Court
318th Judicial Court
Revisions to Standards for Qualification of Attorneys for Appointment to Capital Cases effective October 1, 2011
Attorney's Application for Appointment in Criminal Defense