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Brad Morin – Judge
Harrison County Courthouse
200 West Houston Suite 219
Marshall, Texas  75670
903-935-9963 Fax

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Court Secretary: Ann Eads x1070
Court Administrator: Leslie Hawsey x1071
Court Reporter: Tanya McFarland x1073
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Local Rules Kid’s Sake
Request for Setting Civil Trial Docket
Jury/Non-Jury Weeks District Court Procedures
Qualified Court Appointed Attorney List Payment Voucher
Process Server FAQ’s Magistrate Warning
Civil Motion Practice Procedures Docket Control Level 1
Application for inclusion on Attorney List Docket Control Level 2
Criminal Standing Discovery Order Mediation Order
Representing Yourself in a Divorce Case Mediation Rules
Harrison County Indigent Defense Plan Request for Counsel


Criminal Docket Information


For Kid’s Sake

Parents of children under the age of 18 must attend a “Kid’s Sake” program before the divorce will be granted. Attach a Kid’s Sake Order to the Petition for Divorce to be served on the Respondent. These programs are now widely available. It is acceptable to attend such a program in another county. Proof of attendance of both parties must be filed with the court before a final hearing is set.


Request for Setting

Contested Matters

  1. If a jury case, make sure the jury fee has been paid.
  2. Consult with opposing counsel about possible agreed setting.
  3. If a jury case, select the jury week you wish to request.
  4. Submit by mail or fax a Request for Setting form.
  5. Notify opposing counsel of your request.
  6. You will receive a confirmation of setting from court.

Uncontested Final Hearings

  1. If no record is required, any uncontested case may be heard Tuesday through Friday between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. If a record is needed, the matter may be heard between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m.
  2. If neither of these times are suitable, contact Ann Eads for a setting.



What number is my case on the trial docket?
See the Jury Trial Docket.

How do I know what my odds are of being reached?
Your odds are very good, no matter how far down the list you are.

Can opposing counsel and I agree to a continuance?
If the case is on the jury trial docket, only with the consent of the court.

Do I have to appear at Docket Calls?
Yes, unless your case already has a scheduling order with a trial setting.