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 (04/08/04)

04/08/2004
 
 

The judge lost his temper and used intemperate language while attending a public meeting in his official capacity. [Violation of Canon 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and Article 5, Se...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (03/19/04)

03/19/2004
 
 

The judge was unaware that she failed to follow established procedures in handling post-trial matters in a civil lawsuit. [Violation of Canon 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private...

Private Reprimand of a County Criminal Court at Law Judge (02/12/04)

02/12/2004
 
 

The judge filed a grievance against defense counsel which was motivated, in part, by his expressed desire to get “aggressive” with counsel. Additionally, the judge ordered an additional, more oner...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (02/02/04)

02/02/2004
 
 

The judge improperly handled several aspects of a civil suit filed in the judge’s court, including the failure to timely issue citation, the failure to document the sending of hearing notices, and ...

Honorable Roy W. Richard

01/28/2004
 Municipal Court Judge, Garden Ridge, Comal County, Texas
 CJC No. 02-0676-MU

Private Admonition of a District Judge (01/15/04)

01/15/2004
 
 

During a summary judgment hearing in a suit on a note, the judge failed to accord plaintiffs respect and dignity when he disparaged them in court by comparing them and their legal claims to “Scroog...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (01/15/04)

01/15/2004
 
 

The judge engaged in an improper ex parte communication when he placed phone calls and considered testimony from witnesses who were not before the court. [Violation of Canon 6C(2) of the Texas Code...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (01/02/04)

01/02/2004
 
 

The judge’s arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated became publicly known in his community. Although no criminal charges were ever filed against him in connection with this incident, the...