The District Court for the Southern District of Texas will install upgrades to its Electronic Case Filing system over Memorial Day weekend. From 6:00AM on Saturday, May 25, until 12:00PM on Sunday, May 26, the system will be unavailable for electronic filing, but will be available for viewing of dockets and documents through PACER. If you have an emergency and must file a document while the system is unavailable, please call 832-215-8626. The Bankruptcy Court ECF and PACER systems will not be affected by this upgrade.
When you first log into the Electronic Filing System after the upgrade, you will be prompted to improve the security of your password. A link to the Change Your Password utility will be provided. The system will require passwords to be a minimum of eight (8) characters, including some upper-case (capital) letters, some lower-case letters and at least one number or punctuation mark. If your current password already meets these requirements, the system will still prompt you the first time you log in after the upgrade, but you may simply enter your current, secure password in the Change Your Password utility screens and continue to use that password thereafter.
If you have questions, please contact our Help Desk at 866-358-6201 or 713-250-5500.