Motion Practice

Please consult the Tarrant County Local Rules before setting a Motion.

Tarrant County Court at Law No. 3 has the following Rules regarding Motions (other than dispositive Motions):

  1. Parties should use all reasonable means to resolve disputes and avoid the necessity of court intervention.
  2. No motion, objection or special exception will be set for hearing unless the moving party has certified in the motion, or in an attached letter, substantially the following:

    • "A conference was held on (date) with opposing counsel regarding the merits of this motion. A reasonable effort was made to resolve this dispute without the necessity of a hearing but such effort failed. Therefore it is presented to the Court for determination."


    • A conference was not held with opposing counsel on the merits of this motion because (set forth in detail the reasons a conference could not held)".
  3. On the date of hearing Parties appearing for a Motion will be directed to discuss the points of contention and attempt to resolve the dispute without Court intervention.
  4. By agreement, and with Court approval, Motions which do not require additional evidence may be heard by telephone or video conference. The movant will be responsible for arranging the conference call or video conference.