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 Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (04/07/08)

04/07/2008
 
 

After the defendant failed to answer a small claims suit, the judge scheduled a default judgment hearing to determine the amount of damages to award the plaintiff. However, nearly one month prior ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (04/07/08)

04/07/2008
 
 

The judge failed to conduct a hearing before issuing peace bonds, as required by Art. 7.01, et seq., of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. [Violation of Canons 2A, 3B(2) and 3B(8) of the Texas ...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a County Judge. (04/07/08)

04/07/2008
 
 

The judge abdicated official judicial duties by relinquishing control of the court’s criminal docket to the county attorney, whose office was unable to handle the volume of work due to staff shorta...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (04/07/08)

04/07/2008
 
 

After the defendant failed to answer a small claims action filed against him, the plaintiff requested a default judgment and asked for a hearing to determine his claim for unliquidated damages. Pr...

Honorable Allen Gilbert

04/03/2008
 Municipal Court Judge, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 07-0327-MU and 07-0359-MU

Private Warning of a District Court Judge. (03/06/08)

03/06/2008
 
 

In one case, the judge allowed his frustration with the behavior of certain litigants to manifest itself in a lack of patience, dignity and courtesy. The judge further failed to allow the parties ...

Honorable Gregory Middents

02/28/2008
 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas
 CJC No. 06-0707-JP

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Judge. (02/28/08)

02/28/2008
 
 

While presiding over a case against a defendant charged with violating a city ordinance, the judge violated several procedures, including, but not limited to, (a) closing the proceedings to the pub...