May 6, 2019

COMMENTS SOUGHT ON REVISED STANDING ORDERS

Hon. Jan Soifer, chair of the civil district judges’ ad hoc committee on revisions to the standing orders and local rules, would like to distribute these draft standing orders and redlines to members of the Austin Bar. The committee has opened a comment period for the month of May. Please note that there is not a redlined version of the standing order in family law cases as it has been completely rewritten in plain English, and a redline would not be helpful.

During this month, please send any comments on these drafts to Judge Soifer, jan.soifer@traviscountytx.gov with the subject line, “comments to revised standing orders.”

The current versions of the standing orders are available at https://www.traviscountytx.gov/courts/files/civil-district.

In addition, the committee has begun the process of reviewing and considering revisions to the Local Rules. The committee would appreciate your thoughts on potential revisions, additions, and deletions to the Local Rules by sending an email to Judge Soifer with the subject line, “Local Rules revision,” by August 30, 2019. The Local Rules are available on the civil district courts’ website linked above.

CLICK HERE to view draft of Standing Pretrial Scheduling Order
CLICK HERE to view redlined draft of Standing Pretrial Scheduling Order

CLICK HERE to view draft of Standing Order in Limine
CLICK HERE to view redlined draft of Standing Order in Limine

CLICK HERE to view draft of Standing Order for Family Law Cases