Texas Court Rules
Court proceedings in Texas follow the various rules and
standards set forth by the Texas Supreme Court. Click here to access the rules used in
the Texas court system.
If you have questions about Texas court rules, contact us at (512) 463-1722 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Texas, the Rules of Civil Procedure govern the proceedings
in civil trials. The Code
of Criminal Procedure governs criminal proceedings. When a
case is appealed, the Rules of Appellate Procedure govern the
For rules governing other aspects of Texas court proceedings,
see the following pages from Texas Courts
At a local level, lower courts can also adopt local rules for
court proceedings. You can find a collection
of local rules on the Texas Supreme Court's Web site.
In accordance with chapter 33 of the Family Code, the Supreme
Court adopted parental notification forms and rules to
govern court proceedings involving a minor seeking an abortion.
Ethics and Conduct
The Code of Judicial Conduct is the set of ethical
rules for judges in Texas. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct accepts
and investigates complaints against judges in the Texas court
Attorneys are bound by the State Bar's Disciplinary Rules of Professional
Conduct and other
state bar rules. Ethical complaints and reports of misconduct
are investigated by the State Bar of Texas.
page last updated: 1 Mar 2013 8:57 AM