Category Archives: N.D. Tex. News

Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, Seeking New Magistrate Judge

The Northern District of Texas has announced a new magistrate judge opening for its Dallas Division. Details concerning the position, and application process, can be found here. The application deadline is May 5, 2017.

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The Brick House and Court Reporting in the Northern District of Texas

The New York Times has published a follow-up article (available here) concerning Judge Kinkeade’s recent Facebook trial. Bottom line: when it comes to technology and courtroom reporting, it’s best to check your individual judge’s rules and procedures as to what is … Continue reading

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Jurors Award $500 Million In Damages in Zenimax v. Oculus Case

Today, jurors in the Northern District of Texas rendered their verdict in Zenimax Media Inc. v. Oculus et al. (verdict available here). The case has been in the news recently, mainly because Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, took the witness stand for the … Continue reading

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Amarillo Magistrate Judge Vacancy

The Northern District of Texas has announced that it intends to seek applications for a June 2017 magistrate judge vacancy in Amarillo, as soon as approval is granted to refill the position. Additional details, as well as a copy of … Continue reading

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Northern District of Texas Selects New Magistrate Judge

On July 19, 2016, the Northern District of Texas announced that D. Gordon Bryant, Jr. has been selected as the Northern District’s newest magistrate judge (news release available here). Mr. Bryant has a B.B.A., with honors, from Baylor University and … Continue reading

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New Northern District Magistrate Judge Selected

Hal Roberts Ray Jr. will succeed Magistrate Judge Roach as Wichita Falls’ Magistrate Judge. As reported by the Witchita Falls Times Record News: Ray has law degrees from the University of Texas and the University of London. He clerked for U.S. … Continue reading

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President Obama Nominates Three To Serve On The United States District Court For The Northern District of Texas

Yesterday, President Obama nominated Northern District Magistrate Judges Frost and Ramirez to serve as U.S. District Court Judges for the Northern District of Texas. President Obama also nominated James Wesley Hendrix, of the United States’ Attorney’s Office, to serve as … Continue reading

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Judge Robinson Announces Change To Senior Status

Last month, Judge Robinson announced she would take senior status effective February 3, 2016. Judge Robinson has served for more than 60 years as a judge, including 35 years as a judge on the Northern District of Texas. Congratulations to Judge … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Solis To Retire in May 2016

It has recently been reported that Chief Judge Solis intends to retire in May 2016. The Chief Judge’s retirement will create four judicial vacancies in the Northern District of Texas.

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Federal Civil Practice Seminar To Be Held On January 20, 2016 at the Belo

The 30th Annual Federal Civil Practice Seminar (“What Every Lawyer Should Know Before Entering Federal Court”) will be held this Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at the Belo. It should be a great event. The keynote speaker is Judge Kenneth Starr, … Continue reading

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