Bell County Bar Association News

  • 03/23/2020 3:35 PM | Cynthia Helmandollar (Administrator)

    See attached Standing Order for Bell County District Courts.


    3-23-20 Standing Order for Bell County District Courts.pdf

  • 03/23/2020 1:21 PM | Cynthia Helmandollar (Administrator)

    Please see attached Order Extending the Prior Administrative Order.

    Please note jury trials are now suspended through May 8, 2020 and the Courts will continue to provide essential functions and hearings only through May 8, 2020.

    Order Extending Prior Administrative Order - March 23 2020.pdf

  • 03/23/2020 12:19 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    TO ALL ATTORNEYS IN DISTRICT 8:

    I’m writing to update you on the State Bar's communication efforts in response to the

    coronavirus pandemic.

    The State Bar is compiling resources on its texasbar.com/coronavirus webpage. These

    include:

    • Free lawyer resources and webinars (i.e., a free TexasBarCLE webcast was

    provided on March 20 on Practicing Law in the Shadow of COVID19);

    • Court guidance and closures;
    • SBOT response measures; and
    • Important announcements about TexasBarCLE, disciplinary system, and event

    cancellations and delays.

    Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program professionals have created a webpage full of

    resources to assist attorneys, law students, and families who may be isolated and

    struggling with a mental health issue or needing recovery support. View it

    at texasbar.com/tlaphelps/remote-well-being

    The Texas Bar Journal staff has been curating information relevant to the pandemic and

    posting it to the Texas Bar Blog. Some of these articles also will appear in the April and

    May editions of the Texas Bar Journal. So far, the articles posted are:

    • Law firms working remotely during the coronavirus shutdown, by D. Todd Smith
    • Pandemically challenged: teleworking in COVID-19 and what you need to know,

    by Jefferson W. Fisher

    • Working with remote employees: what you need to know, by Carron E. Nicks
    • Preparing for the coronavirus: how Texas employers can plan for COVID-19, by

    Teresa Valderrama

    • “Zoom”ing into a new era, by Sally Pretorius
    • From inside the Italian quarantine: lawyering on lockdown, by Jason Herbert

    Also, lawyers and members of the public can sign up for the State Bar’s Daily News

    Briefing at texasbar.com/dailynews to receive the latest legal news updates in their

    inbox every weekday. Right now, these updates are heavily focused on the profession’s

    response to the coronavirus.

    As always, please reach out to me at my email below if I can help answer questions or

    address your concerns. And of course, your suggestions are always welcome.

    Sincerely,

    Yolanda Cortes Mares

    STATE BAR OF TEXAS, DISTRICT 8 DIRECTOR

    E-Mail: ymares@earthlink.net


  • 03/20/2020 7:56 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    See the attached Fourth Emergency Order issued by the Supreme Court regarding Eviction Hearings.

    fourth emergency order.pdf

    Cindi Parker

    Executive Director

  • 03/19/2020 4:11 PM | Cynthia Helmandollar (Administrator)

    See notice below.

    BELL COUNTY DA'S OFFICE.pdf

  • 03/19/2020 3:48 PM | Cynthia Helmandollar (Administrator)

    Effective immediately, felony defendants on bond should not appear in court as all of those cases are being reset for a later date.  If the attorney for the state or the defense has good cause for scheduling a case prior to the reset date, please contact the appropriate court.

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

     Gwenda Thompson

    Administrative Coordinator

    169th District Court Coordinator

    Bell County District Courts

    254-933-5265

    Gwenda.Thompson@bellcounty.texas.gov

     

  • 03/19/2020 10:59 AM | Cynthia Helmandollar (Administrator)

    Please see attached listings for new dates on the plea settings on bonds for the week of 3/23/20 to 3/27/20.

    Bond plea settings week of Mar 23 to Mar 27 2020.pdf

  • 03/19/2020 8:42 AM | Cynthia Helmandollar (Administrator)

    FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STAFF AND THE PUBLIC, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY,

     THE BELL COUNTY

    DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE

     IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

     HOWEVER, OUR OFFICE REMAINS FULLY STAFFED TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR NEEDS. FOR SERVICE PICK-UP, PLEASE CONTACT 933-5196 TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS.

    WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

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