Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (10/04/99)

10/04/1999
 
 

The judge’s son-in-law and the son-in-law’s acquaintance approached the judge about filing criminal charges against a person who allegedly assaulted the son-in-law and the acquaintance in the same ...

Private Warning of a Title IV-D Master (10/04/99)

10/04/1999
 
 

The master limited an attorney’s ability to practice law in the master’s court and advised the attorney that he intended to treat the attorney differently than other attorneys appearing in the cour...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/19/00)

 
 

The judge acted without legal authority when he granted deferred adjudication without requiring a traffic defendant to enter a plea, then ordered the defendant to pay a fine. When the defendant di...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/28/00)

 
 

When the judge refused to grant a litigant a default judgment for unpaid rent, the judge erroneously relied on legal authority that was no longer in effect at the time of trial. As a result, the ju...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/16/02)

 
 

After voluntarily recusing himself from presiding over a civil lawsuit because of a conflict of interest, the judge granted one party’s request for a continuance. The judge lacked the authority to ...

Private Admonition of a Senior Judge (12/17/02)

 
 

The judge made an insensitive comment to a court reporter with whom he had dealings in an official capacity, which lacked the appropriate dignity expected of a judicial official. [Violation of Cano...

Private Warning of a County Court at Law Judge (02/28/03)

 
 

The judge appeared in his judicial robe in an advertisement for a theological seminary. [Violation of Canon 2B of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warning of a County Court at Law Judg...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (06/15/07)

 
 

The judge attempted to mediate a dispute between two parties prior to criminal charges being filed in the case, issued a “cash only” bond that prevented one of the parties from being released from ...