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 Warning of a District Judge (08/05/08).

08/05/2008
 
 

The judge erroneously applied federal law, instead of state law, when he failed to immediately order a defendant convicted of murder be taken into custody following sentencing. [Violation of Canons...

Private Warning of a Former Justice of the Peace (08/05/08).

08/05/2008
 
 

The judge failed to accept a litigant’s small claims filings, failed to investigate and resolve concerns as to potential procedural defects regarding the litigant’s claims, and failed to communicat...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (07/22/08).

07/22/2008
 
 

Although the judge agreed to accept the transfer of the plaintiff’s small claims case, he unreasonably delayed the resolution of the case, denied the litigant his right to be heard, and denied the ...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (07/22/08)

07/22/2008
 
 

After the judge granted the plaintiff’s request for transfer of venue, he failed to follow through with the transfer of the case to the other court, located just across the hall. The judge further ...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (07/21/08).

07/21/2008
 
 

The judge issued an arrest warrant for an individual based on information provided to her by a private citizen rather than by law enforcement. The judge then magistrated the individual the day aft...

Honorable Lynda Lawless

07/01/2008
 Municipal Court Judge, Marlin, Falls County, Texas
 CJC No. 07-0455-MU

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (05/29/08).

05/29/2008
 
 

After her vehicle was repossessed, a neighbor asked the judge to become personally involved in her dispute with the seller. On the neighbor’s behalf, the judge wrote a letter, on judicial letterhea...

Honorable Hal Miner

05/14/2008
 47th Judicial District Court Judge, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
 CJC No. 07-0716-DI