Bexar County Centralized Docket System
8:30 a.m. Docket Setting Procedure Guide
The following Guide is a quick outline of types of motions set on Bexar County's ADR Docket and is not intended to replace the Local Rules.
- All hearings on the ADR docket are set at 8:30 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
- The ADR court rotates every 3 months. Check with ADR Coordinator for court assignments
- All jury settings will automatically be set on the ADR docket approximately four months (general cases) prior to trial and family law two months prior to trial.
- All motions, orders, or other documents must be delivered to the ADR Coordinator located in the Court Offices of the 166th District Court.
- Three days notice is required for an ADR setting – weekends, legal and local holidays observed not included.
- If a mediator is agreed upon by all parties, three days prior to the setting one of the parties must notify the ADR Coordinator in writing with the name of the mediator, how the fee will be split, the deadline for mediation (45 days prior to trial), and a provision authorizing sanctions for non-compliance. This will excuse the parties from appearing at docket.
- If no one appears at the ADR docket, and a written agreement has not been presented, the court will order mediation and select a mediator at random from a list of qualified mediators.
- Mediation must be completed 45 days prior to the jury trial setting.
The following is a list of types of motions that are set on the ADR docket at 8:30 AM:
- Referral to Mediation
- Expedited Mediation
- Set Specific Date for Mediation
- Opposition for Referral to Mediation
- Set Aside Order of Referral to Mediation
- Enforce Mediated Settlement Agreement