Harris County Criminal Justice Center Courthouse Houston Texas 1201 Franklin St CJC
NOTICE: On December 31, 2020, the Texas Office of Court Administration (OCA) updated its guidance for the conduct of in-person proceedings in all Texas courts in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Based on OCA’s latest guidance, in-person court proceedings are limited beginning January 11, 2021. Parties are encouraged to contact their assigned courts for further instruction. In any event, do not miss your court appearance.

Staff Directory

Telephone: (832) 927-3125
Fax: (832) 927-3120

Laura Conte
Court Coordinator
(832) 927-3126 ext. 3127
Laura_Conte@ccl.hctx.net

Myra Hernandez
Lead Court Clerk
832-927-3132 ext. 3130, 3131

Devon Desch
Bailiff
(832) 927-3125 ext. 2691

Laurie Buchanan
Court Reporter
(832) 927-3128
Laurie_Buchanan@ccl.hctx.net

Dawn Molinar
Court Liaison Officer
(Probation Dept.)
(832) 927-3136 ext. 3137

Sarah Mueller
Public Defender's Office
(713) 274-6700


Court 2 Appearance Policy

Arraignment setting: Appearance required
Non-Issue setting (s): Appearance waived
Disposition setting: Appearance required
Pre-trial conference: Appearance required
Plea/Trial/Contested matters: Appearance required


Beginning January 1, 2023, Harris County Criminal Court at Law #2 will allow Zoom appearances for off-docket matters and individually approved extenuating circumstances only from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.