The District Clerk provides support staff for the District Courts and works with the judges to obtain timely disposition of all court cases. The clerk is registrar, recorder and custodian of all documents that are part of criminal and civil actions.

Approximately, 13,900 cases are processed and 9,500 are disposed every year. These cases include personal injury, divorces, workers compensation, adoptions, and child support cases, to name a few. Approximately 4,500 civil cases are pending in Cameron County.

The District Clerk must successfully complete 20 hours of continuing education courses in the performance of duties at least one time in each 12 month period and obtain certification from the County and District Clerks’ Association of Texas.