Juvenile Court

Agenda & Jurisdiction

474th District Juvenile Court tries all juvenile cases.

 Counsel for Indigent Defendants

View the Standards and Procedures Relating to the Appointment of Counsel for Indigent Juvenile Defendants (PDF) to learn about indigent defendants.

Detention Hearings & Warnings

Typically held every Monday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Please refer to the dress code and court etiquette.

Dress Code

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. Unattended children are not allowed in the courtroom

Jury Trials

Potential jurors usually report at 8 a.m. on Monday mornings. After listening to instructions given by the District Clerk, they will be assigned to the various courts requiring a jury. Jury trials for juvenile cases usually begin on Monday mornings. For more information, please view the District Clerk's Juror Information page.


Requests regarding settings should be directed to Lisa Blakemore by phone, fax, or mail.

Transcriptions of Trials/Hearings

Inquiries regarding transcripts should be directed to Lisa Blakemore by phone, fax, or mail.


Requests for information items for filing should be directed to the District Clerk's Office on the Filing Information page.