If your notice states that the hearing is be taken up by submission you should not come to court. Submission hearings are done by the judge looking at the pleadings and other documents in the court’s file. After this review the Judge will make a decision based only on the pleadings and other documents in the court’s file. The court will not allow an attorney or pro se litigant to orally address the court in a Submission hearing.
If you have pleadings or other documents you want the court to consider in your submission hearing they must be submitted at least one business day prior to the date of the submission hearing.
Only certain types of hearings may be conducted by Zoom (Video Conference) under Texas procedural law. This court may allow non-evidentiary motions to be held via Zoom. Please note that if the case is to be held by Zoom, all parties must appear by Zoom. Your notice will have a link for you to follow for your Zoom hearing. If your link does not work or you have technical difficulties you are required to contact the court coordinator at the provided number immediately.
Civil cases in which the matter in controversy exceeds $500 but does not exceed $250,000, excluding interest, statutory or punitive damages and penalties, and attorney’s fees and costs, as alleged on the face of the petition.
Warning: Do not attempt to contact a judge - by mail, email, phone, or in person - about any pending or potential lawsuit! Doing so may result in serious consequences.