Help for Self-Represented Litigants
If you are representing yourself in a case, or thinking about doing so, please see the following resource:
Office of Court Administration self-help: Texas Judicial Branch
TexasLawHelp is a website dedicated to providing free and reliable legal information to low-income Texans. It is a project of the Texas Legal Services Center and is supported by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation, Travis County Law Library, and Texas Legal Aid Organizations.
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas is a nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal help to low-income residents in 114 Texas counties throughout North and West Texas including Denton County. LANWT staff attorneys offer advice and counsel to applicants seeking answers to legal questions in our branch offices, through our toll-free Legal Aid Line 888.529.5277, or at after-hours clinics.
Requesting Alternative Methods to Satisfy an Outstanding Case
The Personal and Financial Questionnaire will help provide the Judge with additional information regarding your income and expenses. This document will help assist the Judge in determining if alternative methods are needed.
Community Service Information
Please read the complete list of rules regarding community service. Community Service Rules. As stated in the rules you must submit original letterhead with a signature to the court in person or by mail. NO ELECTRONIC COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Winning The Fight
WTF - Winning The Fight is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides drug education, support and necessary resources to youth and families that suffer from the disease of addiction. Winning The Fight is a class that consists of 4 sections and will have a $25.00 class fee. Click here for WTF class enrollment. For more information on WTF see the flyer and for questions please contact Kathy O'Keefe.
Alcohol and Drug Education Program Information
You may take any Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) approved Alcohol or Drug Education course. Under the "find a course" section click on either Alcohol Education for Minors or Drug Offender Education. Online courses are not accepted in our court, they must be done in person (zoom is acceptable). A full list of approved courses can be found on their website: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The original certificate must be submitted to the Court in person or by mail. NO ELECTRONIC COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Tobacco Awareness Course
You may take any Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program (TYTAP) approved through the Texas Department of State Health Services. You can find more information about the classes offered through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ website. The original certificate must be submitted to the Court in person or by mail. NO ELECTRONIC COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Driving Safety Course Information
The driving safety course must be approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR). Court personnel cannot recommend a driving safety school.
Approved TDLR Driving Safety Courses: https://search.tdlrapproved.com/
The application for a certified copy of your driving record is available at Texas DPS Online.
Upon completion of the driving safety course, you will need to sign the court copy of your course completion certificate, print your complete driving record and turn in the original documents via in-person or by mail. NO ELECTRONIC COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
For all other important information concerning driving safety course click here Driving Safety Course Information