In recognition of the COVID-19 Pandemic and in compliance with various state and local orders, including Emergency Orders from the Supreme Court of Texas, the Travis County Civil and Family Courts are primarily operating on a remote basis. While courts continue to hold hearings and bench trials remotely, jury trials have been postponed until such time as they may be resumed safely, but no earlier than September 28, 2020. Please read the emergency orders related to COVID-19 or contact Court Administration for more information.


The Honorable
Lora Livingston

Judge Livingston has served as the presiding judge of the 261st District Court since January, 1999.

Judge Livingston has served as the Travis County Local Administrative Judge since September 1, 2020.

Court Staff

Court Administration Office:

(512) 854-2484

Staff Attorney:

Brent McCabe
(512) 854-9625

Judicial Executive Assistant:

Mary Jane Lawson
(512) 854-9337

Court Reporter:

Lasonya Gay
(512) 854-9331

District Clerk's Office:

(512) 854-9457

Travis County COVID-19 Emergency Orders


Heman Marion Sweatt
Travis County Courthouse

261st Civil District Court

1000 Guadalupe, 3rd floor
Austin, TX 78701

(512) 854-9309

(512) 854-9332

Mailing address

261st District Court

P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

Map & Directions

YouTube channel

Go to 261st Civil Court's YouTube channel