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Williamson County Justice Center

The front steps of the Williamson County Justice Center

Whether you are visiting this site because you have been summoned to serve as a juror, or you are an attorney representing your client, or you are a party for a case being heard in the Justice Center, we welcome you!

Over the past year, Williamson County has been quite successful in transitioning to virtual operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are very sensitive to the health concerns created by COVID-19, and because of this, the Judges at the Justice Center will continue to conduct Court business via video whenever possible.  However, as our community gradually reopens, the Justice Center is also beginning to expand in-person operations.  Please continue reading for details on procedures at the Williamson County Justice Center and other information you may find helpful.

Stay safe, and be well!

 
Minimum Health Protocols

Effective 6/1/2021

The Williamson County Justice Center will be using the following health protocols until further notice:

  • Individuals are responsible for self-monitoring and should not enter the Justice Center if symptomatic for COVID-19.
  • Masks are optional in the Justice Center, though individual courts reserve the right to require face coverings in a particular courtroom. Based on CDC guidance, those who have not received a COVID vaccine are strongly urged to wear a face covering.
  • Social Distancing is required when in the building.

These health protocols have been adopted pursuant to the 38th Emergency Order of the Texas Supreme Court, and in consultation with the Williamson County Local Health Authority.  [please note that I have linked to the document and the link should come over onto the webpage]

 
Justice Center Operating Plan

Effective June 3, 2021, the Board of Judges adopted the Third Revised Operating Plan.  This plan governs operations at the Justice Center, including rules related to in-person hearings and jury trials.  Counsel are urged to review and retain a copy of the plan and of the  Quick Reference Guide, which summarizes the key elements of the Operating Plan for ease of reference over the coming months

The Operating Plan will be re-visited in late July and further directions will be issued before August 1, 2021.

 
COVID-19 Precautions at Williamson County Justice Facilities

The judges and staff of the Williamson County Justice Center have consulted with the Williamson County and Cities Health District [link to WCCHD] and developed measures to protect the health ad welfare of all court participants.  Please review the video below for details about the precautions that have been taken to keep you safe in the Williamson County Justice Center.

Important

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or recent exposure to COVID-19, please do not come to the Justice Center or any other Court facility. Please contact your medical provider for further guidance.

Face Coverings

  • Masks are optional in the Justice Center, though individual courts reserve the right to require face coverings in a particular courtroom. Based on CDC guidance, those who have not received a COVID vaccine are strongly urged to wear a face covering.

Social Distancing

  • Social distancing will be required in Court facilities, including limits on the capacity of rooms and elevators.

Cleaning & Disinfection

  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout Court facilities.
  • Courtrooms are cleaned each evening.

Other Protective Measures

  • Judges have requested that attorneys limit the use of physical or paper evidence and use digital evidence instead if possible.  If physical evidence must be passed, individuals will be provided with gloves to wear when handling the exhibit/evidence.