Dallas Division

The intent of this policy is to provide general guidance on the holding of court during inclement weather or other building emergency in the Dallas division. In the event of inclement weather, our court has adopted the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) closing as the operative event for inclement weather. If DISD is closed, our court will cancel hearings. Attorneys and litigants should call the respective courtroom deputy for further instructions regarding rescheduling cancelled hearings. If an individual judge has an exigency requiring attention, the court will make necessary arrangements with the affected parties.

  • Courtroom Deputy for the Honorable Barbara J. Houser - 214-753-2059
  • Courtroom Deputy for the Honorable Harlin D. Hale - 214-753-2060
  • Courtroom Deputy for the Honorable Stacey G. C. Jernigan - 214-753-2046

In instances where the Earle Cabell Federal Building is closed due to inclement weather or other building emergencies, an information hotline is available at 214-753-2766. A pre-recorded message will provide information on the opening and closing of the bankruptcy clerk's office. No other message will be provided at this telephone number.