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.

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (11/10/14)


The judge failed to follow the law when she served in a fiduciary capacity as an independent executor of the will and estate of her friend. [Violation of Canon 4E(1) of the Texas Code of Judicial C...

Honorable Christopher Dupuy

 Former Judge, County Court at Law No. 3, Galveston, Galveston County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 11-1106-CC, 13-0083-CC, 13-0093-CC, 13-0097-CC,13-0147-CC, 13-0152-CC, 13-0383-CC, 13-0410-CC, 13-0458-CC, 13-0557-CC, and 13-0670-CC

Public Reprimand

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10-01-14)


The judge routinely engaged in out-of-court communications with individuals regarding cases that were pending or impending in his court. The Commission concluded the judge’s conduct in this regard ...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/16/14)


The judge failed to provide parties with notice and an opportunity to be heard. The judge issued a clarified judgment making substantive changes to the original judgment, after his plenary power ha...

Private Admonition of a County Criminal Court at Law Judge (09/12/14)


The judge failed to maintain patience, courtesy and dignity about another attorney who had cases pending before the judge and made comments in a manner that demonstrated the judge harbored a person...

Honorable Denise V. Pratt

 Former Judge, 311th Judicial District Court, Houston, Harris County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 14-0102-DI, 14-0165-DI, 14-0224-DI, 14-0403-DI, 14-0435-DI, 14-0468-DI, 14-0472-DI, 14-0473-DI, 14-0484-DI, 14-0508-DI, 14-0529-DI, 14-0654-DI and 14-0655-DI

Public Reprimand

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge. (08/27/14).


The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he failed to timely forward the recusal motion to the Judge of the Administrative Judicial Reg...

Honorable Noe Gonzalez

 370th Judicial District Court, Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas
 CJC No. 12-1079-DI

Public Admonition and Order of Additional Education