Harris County has launched a website for the purpose of disseminating information to those attorneys practicing in the criminal courts of Harris County.
Our HCCLA President, Carmen Roe, had indicated it is a place for the judges and District Attorney’s Office to post notices for defense lawyers. Currently, this website has information about jail phone and video systems for attorney use.
Given that the site itself notes the County assumes no liability for continued accuracy of posts, you should always confirm information found on the site with judges or prosecutors. (From the site footnote: The information contained in this site was valid at the time of posting. Harris County assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions, or discrepancies.) Yet, the posts themselves are not dated so there is no way of knowing how current the post may be. As such, I have already contacted the site administrator to request, at a minimum, they add dates to the notices. The site administrator has indicated they are forwarding the request on to the proper department. (though we are unsure what department that may be)
Attorneys should have received an email today from the District Clerk’s Office introducing the website.