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Municipal Courts Educates Houston’s Diverse Community On Court Processes and Public Safety

June 5, 2018 -- City of Houston’s Municipal Courts Department (MCD) continues its efforts towards public service outreach throughout our City’s diverse population, by hosting Municipal Mini-Court Clinics on Tuesday, June 5 through Thursday, June 7, 2018. The court clinics are designed to help Houstonians better understand how to handle their court business at the Municipal Courts Department.

Municipal Court Clinics enable those we serve to become better acquainted with the various services and the many options available to them to help take care of their court matters. We want to keep the public aware of all the programs and specialized courts that are in place to assist them, as well as the new laws that are now in effect,” said Director and Presiding Judge, J. Elaine Marshall.

MCD staff will be on hand to help people obtain information about the status of their court case(s), provide public safety information and showcase some of the other services offered by the courts.

Location information for each clinic is as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 5th, Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center (64502 Market St., 77020), 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday, June 6th, Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center (4014 Market Street, 77020), 10am-2pm
  • Thursday, June 7th, Southwest Multi-Service Community (6400 High Star, 77074), 10am-2pm

MCD, which annually handles close to a million civil and criminal class C misdemeanor cases, is among the largest court systems in the United States. For more information regarding the Municipal Courts services and case options, please visit the website at, or call the City's Helpline at 3-1-1 or 713.837.0311, if outside of Houston.