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  • Court Reporter Blog - When requesting transcripts, please make your request formally via email.  Please provide all dates of any hearings that you are requesting.  It is not necessary to identify the hearing by name, but it is necessary to provide me with a date.  This is very important when requesting records from me.  Cause numbers and defendants names should be included as well.  My email address is sharon.hamilton@co.hardin.tx.us.  My direct line is 409-246-5156. 

    PRETRIAL GUILDELINES:

    ****ALL EXHIBITS should be presented pursuant to a pre-prepared Exhibit List. 

    The Court expects that all exhibits will be offered in a digital format, with duplicate paper copies for use by counsel, the Court, and the jury only.  

    Acceptable digital formats are as follows:  PDFs for scanned documents.  MP3 and MP4 for audio and video exhibits - i.e., DVDs, DVRs, CDs.

    Photographic evidence will be handled in like manner.  The exhibits admitted into evidence will be the digital formats; therefore, counsel should take care to ensure that the copies of exhibits published to the Court and/or jury are accurate copies of the actual digital exhibits admitted into evidence. 

    Demonstrative exhibits may be admitted, but the record shall be supplemented prior to the entry of judgment with digital photographic representations of any such demonstrative evidence and the exhibit withdrawn and the digital photograph(s) substituted for the demonstrative exhibit.

    Sincerely,

    Sharon K. Hamilton, CSR #6443 Texas

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  • "Join a Meeting" on Zoom - 4092465155 is our permanent meeting ID number.  No password necessary.

    TO ALL ATTORNEYS REGARDING ZOOM EXHIBITSDo not E-file exhibits.  Please submit exhibits at the time of hearing (via the "document share" feature provided by Zoom if hearing is via Zoom.)  Once exhibits have been admitted by the Court, please submit originals (via e-mail, if by Zoom) only the "admitted" exhibits to the court reporter (sharon.hamilton@co.hardin.tx.us) for proper filing with the District Clerk's office.  The Court does not wish to see the exhibits prior to the hearing, unless otherwise requested or ordered.

    ONLY Zoom criminal dockets will be accessible via YouTube (see link below) for the public's viewing.

    Zoom protocol guidelines

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  • *ONLY Zoom criminal dockets will be accessible via YouTube for the public's viewing.

    356th Judicial District Court's Personal Meeting Room

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