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  • 07/12/2024 7:13 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Please see attached memo from Judge Darby regarding an updated UD Policy for District Courts.

    UD Policy.pdf

  • 05/29/2024 6:54 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    The Bell County Women’s Bar Association is hosting a FREE CLE on June 13 at Noon-1:00 p.m., which has been approved for 1 hour of ethics. The format is a Zoom roundtable discussion. I will be leading the discussion. Below is the Zoom link. Can you please post the information below on the BCBA website?

    All Bell County Bar Association members are invited to attend a FREE 1 hr. Ethics CLE by Zoom on June 13, 2024! This will be a roundtable discussion hosted by the Bell County Women’s Bar Association. Below is the Zoom link. TOPIC: Understanding and applying Local Rules in Bell County District Courts and Administrative Rules for the 3rd Administrative Judicial Region.

    OUTLINE for Discussion:

    1.Conflicts in court settings

     Applying Local Rule of Practice and Decorum, Rule 1.3 Conflict in Trial Trial Settings and the Region 3 Rule 7, Conflicting Engagements to resolve and manage scheduling conflicts in multiple courts.

    2. Courtroom conduct and attire for male and female attorneys

    Local Rule 1.1(c) Conduct required of counsel. It addresses attire for both male and email attorneys. Region 3 Rule 9(B) Order and Decorum in Courts. Addresses attire for only male attorneys.

    3. The CLE will encourage participants to share their practice tips and experience for resolving conflict, and discussing the local expectations for courtroom decorum. Understanding that every practitioner's obligation is provide competent and diligent representation pursuant to Texas Disciplinary Rule 1.01, AND to avoid a grievance.

    Topic: BCWBA Roundtable CLE

    Time: Jun 13, 2024 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 890 8175 2122

    Dial by your location

    • +1 346 248 7799 

  • 05/22/2024 2:29 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Below is the Revised Standing Order for District Courts in Bell County that goes into effect June 1, 2024.


  • 04/23/2024 1:15 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    See attached flyer regarding a Study on legally representing survivors of domestic violence.

    DVCustody Training - CLE Opportunity! Updated 1.17.24.pdf

  • 03/25/2024 3:25 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Here is the presentation that was given by Judge Rick Morris and John Palmer.  I will post additional papers if they become available.


  • 12/27/2023 11:47 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Below are the new filing fees and service fees for Bell County District Clerk's office that go into effect January 1, 2024.

    2024 DC Fee sheet.pdf

    2024 Request for Service.pdf

  • 12/08/2023 9:33 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Please see attached for information regarding CLE for Williamson County.

    January 12 2024 Williamson County Child Welfare CLE.pdf

    Please plan to join us for this important MCLE by submitting your RSVP through this event landing page.  The deadline to register is midnight on January 4, 2024

  • 09/28/2023 8:30 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Below are the papers that are available once I receive more, I will upload them.

    Ben Selman.pdf


    Specialty Courts.pdf

  • 07/25/2023 6:53 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Please see attached letter from Shelley Coston regarding HB 4123 on Guardianship cases that is effective immediately.

    Guardianship Cases.HB4123.pdf

  • 02/09/2023 8:07 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Scholarship Application Deadline for
    CPLS Courses - March 23-24, 2023

    Scholarship Application

    Dear CPLS Members,


    This is an URGENT AND IMPORTANT message regarding scholarship opportunities under a very short application deadline. Please review the information below.


    Scholarships for Attorneys

    Please apply via the Children Commission’s website using the link above.


    Applications now available for:

    • TexasBarCLE's Annual Advanced Child Protection Law Course and Child Protection Law 101 Course (March 23-24) -- Applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 15
    • TDCAA’s 2023 Crimes Against Children Conference (April 11-14) -- Applications are due by noon on February 20

    Generally, to meet the criteria for all scholarships, the applicant must:

    • Currently represent DFPS or be actively receiving appointments on a child welfare docket;
    • Be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas;
    • Be in good standing with their primary or appointing judge; and
    • Commit to completing and timely submitting a post-event survey from the Children’s Commission, in addition to the pre-event survey contained in the relevant Commission Scholarship Application.

    Preference may be given to attorneys who have not received scholarships from the Children’s Commission in the past one to two years. Other considerations may include, but are not limited to, the percentage of an attorney’s law practice devoted to child welfare cases and whether the applicant has support from their primary or appointing judge.


    For all scholarships, the Children's Commission determines scholarship criteria and utilizes an application process that includes pre- and post-conference evaluations to identify or confirm the knowledge gained from the training, new practices which awardees plan to implement, and/or a current practice which they plan to change. Surveys also inquire about additional topics of interest to help inform planning for future training.



    Sandra Hachem, Chair

    Child Protection Law Section

    State Bar of Texas

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