19th District Court
Agenda & Jurisdiction
19th District Court is a Court of general jurisdiction handling felony law matters. Criminal cases are assigned to the 19th and 54th District Court on a random computer-generated basis.
Jurors report at 8:45 a.m. on date indicated on jury summons. After listening to instructions given by the District Clerk, they will be assigned to the various courts requiring a jury. Jury trials normally begin on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. For more information, please view the District Clerk's Juror Information page.
Most hearings are open to the public. Appropriate dress is expected in the courtroom. No shorts, tank-tops, hats/caps for men, or bare feet are allowed. Children under 7 and unattended children are not allowed in the courtroom.
Requests regarding settings should be directed to Ellen Watson by phone, fax, or mail.
If your client is going to enter a plea of guilty and a PSI is being ordered, please make sure your client fills out the PSI packet and email it to the Probation department at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the plea date. Therefore, your client can appear via Zoom from your office or appropriate location (not in a moving vehicle). If the paperwork is not timely submitted to the CSCD, then your client must appear in court with the PSI packet completed.
Transcriptions of Trials/Hearings
Inquiries regarding transcripts should be directed to Rachell D. Karr by phone, fax, or mail.
Requests for information about or items for filing should be directed to the District Clerk's Office. Child support is also handled by the District Clerk's Office on their Child Support Information page.
Resources & Documents
- Counsel for Indigent Defendants: Standards and procedures relating to the appointment of counsel for indigent defendants. (This link will take you to an external website not related to McLennan County's website.)
- 19th District Court Docket (PDF)
- Forms and Documents
- Local Rules (PDF)
- Local Rules Concerning Electronic Filing (PDF)
Office of Attorney General
801 Austin Avenue
Waco, TX 76701