| Summer 2016 9
NewCourt Appointment Reporting
Requirements For All Case Types
Effective September 1, 2016
By Mena Ramon, General Counsel
and Angela Garcia, Judicial Information Manager
Texas Office of Court Administration
The new reporting
than what is
under the Supreme
ew case reporting requirements go into effect September 1, 2016. The
new requirements were enacted by the 84
Texas Legislature in Senate Bill
and are codified in Chapter 36 of the Texas Government Code.The
new law requires courts to report the appointment of and payments to at-
torneys ad litem, guardians ad litem, guardians, mediators and competency evaluators.
Courts are already required to report fees paid during a month in the amount of
$500 or more to persons appointed by a judge of any district, county or probate
court, court master, or court referee to a position for which any type of fee may be
paid in a civil, probate, or family law case under Titles 1, 2 and 4 of the Family Code.
This is required by Supreme Court of Texas order (Misc. Docket No. 07-9188).
reports are prepared by the district and county clerks for the courts they serve and
are submitted to the Office of Court Administration monthly.