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Welcome to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct Online

Welcome to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, the independent Texas state agency created by an amendment to the Texas Constitution in 1965, that is responsible for investigating allegations of judicial misconduct or judicial disability, and for disciplining judges.

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Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program (TLAP) Seeks Part-Time Judicial Outreach Coordinator

TLAP is looking to contract with a current or former judge for approximately 10 hours/week to help with its judicial education and outreach programs. If interested, please contact Bree Buchanan directly at Bree.Buchanan@Texasbar.com, (512) 427-1453, or (800) 343-8527 for more information.

Disciplinary Actions

The following are public sanctions which were issued by the Commission. The public records for these cases are available for inspection at the Commission's offices located at 300 W. 15th Street, Suite 145, Austin, Texas.

Hon. Samuel Berry

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 and City of Cameron Municipal Court, Cameron, Milam County, Texas

CJC No. 17-1480

Public Reprimand and Order of Additional Education

Honorable Daniel Burkeen

County Judge, Limestone County, Texas

CJC No. 17-0381-CO

Public Reprimand

Hon. Michael G. Smith

Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas

CJC No. 17-1018-JP

Public Warning and Order of Additional Education