Bell County Bar Association News

  • 09/15/2021 6:50 AM | Deleted user

    Below is the criminal District Court schedule for future court procedures starting October 4, 2021, until the end of the year, subject to ongoing developments in county health procedures and policies.

    Criminal District Court Procedures - 10-4-2021.pdf

  • 08/16/2021 12:21 PM | Deleted user

    Please join us on Friday, September 3, 2021, at 3 p.m. for the swearing in of Judge Cari Starritt-Burnett as the new Judge for the 169th Judicial District Court of Bell County. We will gather in Judge Jones' courtroom for the ceremony, light refreshments will be served. 

    Cari Starritt-Burnett swearing in.jpg

  • 08/03/2021 11:00 AM | Deleted user

    Effective August 1st all trials, hearings and other proceedings in Bell County District Court shall be conducted in person. See attached policy.


    Consent for a hearing to be conducted remotely (or a party to appear remotely) will only be permitted by written order for good cause and not for the convenience of the parties and/or the attorneys. This consent MUST be granted by the Court prior to hearing date. Any permitted remote proceeding shall be subject to the Bell County District Court Local Rules, including rules regarding attire and conduct in the court room.


    All felony announcement and pretrial dockets (this DOES NOT include jury trial docket calls) will still be done by e-mail to the Court with the agreed announcement prior to the court date.




    Jessica Sutton

    Administrative Coordinator

    27th District Court Coordinator

    Bell County District Courts


    Please note my new e-mail address:


    **Effective July 1, 2021, notices of hearings and trials for cases in the Bell County District Courts will be sent to the parties by e-mail. On criminal cases, a notice will ONLY be sent to the defendants on bond if an e-mail address has been provided for the defendant by the bond company on the bond.

    Remote Hearing Policy in District Court - July 8 2021.pdf

  • 07/16/2021 7:37 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Judge Cornish and Judge Sims will be presenting a CLE -Representing Parents in CPS Cases on Friday, August 27th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

    If you would like to attend please RSVP to Cindi Parker at by August 24th.

    Below is the flyer for the outline of the CLE.


    Cindi Parker

    Executive Director

  • 07/08/2021 3:58 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    See attached flyer from Judge Parker regarding remote hearings in her Court.

    Remote Hearing PolicyCCL1.pdf

  • 06/23/2021 9:00 AM | Deleted user

    Please see attached notes regarding notices of hearings in Bell County District Courts.

    Notices by email.pdf
  • 06/11/2021 4:09 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Below see letter from Jessica Bridge regarding the procedures that will be followed for conducting Criminal Cases in District Court.


    Cindi Parker


  • 05/26/2021 10:53 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Attached is the 38th Emergency Order issued by the Supreme Court.

    38 Supreme Court Order.pdf

    Cindi Parker

    Executive Director

  • 05/21/2021 12:32 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Attached please find announcement from Joana Staton, District Clerk, on the new procedures for filing documents.

    Please be patient with all staff as we all transition into this new phase with Bell County.

    District Clerk-E-filing Business Processes.pdf

    District Clerk-Announcement Odyssey Case Management System.pdf


    Cindi Parker

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