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Walker County District Clerk
The District Clerk's office provides support of the district and county court at law courts in Walker County. The District Clerk is the custodian of all court documents that are a part of any case and is responsible for the security of the records. Additionally, the District Clerk's office is responsible for docketing, indexing and recording, collecting fees, fines and court costs and managing all funds held in litigation; and performs such other duties as are imposed by statute or rule. The office maintains the official court records and receives for filing all documents in felony criminal, family, juvenile, delinquent tax and civil court cases.
According to statutory requirements, the District Clerk's office gathers data and reports to many State and local agencies. This extensive reporting assists the County, the State and the Texas Legislature to determine the proper operation of the courts, the effectiveness of the statutes and the need for changes.
The District Clerk's office is responsible for managing the records so they are easily retrieved for court use and public information. As custodian of permanent records, the Clerk must assure that they are preserved and archived. Modern methods and the use of technology to facilitate an ever-expanding office have been emphasized in the District Clerk's office in the past number years.
As a financial officer, the District Clerk's office collects court costs and fines set by statutes which are deposited in the general fund of the County. Other fees are collected and allocated to the State for the benefit of State agencies.
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Self Help Resources :
Texas Court Help http://texascourthelp.org/ - Videos and other information in English and Spanish about going through the court system, including information about how to find a lawyer, where to find forms, and how to get ready to go to court.
Texas Law Help https://texaslawhelp.org/ - Information about different areas of the law for people who are handling their own simple civil legal matter. It also has a Chat service that allows the user to chat with someone who can help.
Texas State Law Library https://www.sll.texas.gov/self-help/ -The State Law Library web site has Self Help information, forms, and links. Its Ask a Librarian feature allows users to get legal information from a librarian by email.
Important: It is always best to have a lawyer. The law and court proceedings are complicated, and lawyers have legal training. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options and help get the best result possible in your case. Sometimes even simple matters can have consequences that you are not aware of or do not understand.