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 Judge. (11/19/09)

11/19/2009
 
 

The judge represented criminal defendants in their respective cases after he had magistrated the same defendants while serving as a municipal judge. [Violation of Canon 2B of the Texas Code of Jud...

Private Reprimand of a Senior Judge. (10/30/09)

10/30/2009
 
 

The judge failed to disclose her relationship to an attorney while presiding over a case in which the attorney represented a party. The judge further appointed the attorney as an ad litem in sever...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (10/14/09)

10/14/2009
 
 

The judge used his official judicial letterhead to express his opposition to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s plan to issue a mixed beverage license to an establishment in his community. ...

Private Admonition of a District Judge. (10/09/09)

10/09/2009
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law when he denied three defendants their right to a bond. [Violation of Canon 2A of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonition of a District Judge. (1...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace. (10/06/09)

10/06/2009
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law, failed to disqualify herself and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when she disposed of a traffic case involving a relative without the prose...

Private Warning of a Former Justice of the Peace. (10/05/09)

10/05/2009
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law when she denied a defendant his constitutional right to a jury trial, which he had properly requested. [Violation of Canon 2A of the Texas Code of Judicial Condu...

Honorable Thomas G. Jones

09/09/2009
 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 07-0269-JP, 08-0901-JP, and 09-0148-JP

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (12/09/09)

09/09/2009
 
 

The judge issued a judgment “conditionally” in a small claim case, and subsequently changed the judgment without notice and without affording the parties an opportunity to be heard according to law...