FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a County Court and Law Judge (04/19/2016)

04/19/2016
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law, failed to maintain professional competence in the law, and failed to show proper deference to appellate court decisions, by persistently failing to follow t...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of Justice of the Peace (03/29/2016)

03/29/2016
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law to the extent that the judge used the peace bond process to improperly enjoin a litigant from e...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a District Judge (03/09/16)

03/09/2016
 
 

The judge lent the prestige of his judicial office to advance the private interests of defendant by permitting court staff to send letters and other communications to another judge in a manner that...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a County Judge (03/07/2016)

03/07/2016
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law by temporarily barring a Community Supervisions Officer from attending court proceedings in his...

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (02/23/2016)

02/23/2016
 
 

The judge failed to treat an attorney and his client with patience, dignity and courtesy expected of a judicial officer. Additionally, the judge’s private, in-chambers meeting with the victim in th...

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge (02/19/2016)

02/19/2016
 
 

The judge lent the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of a particular advocacy/special interest group and engaged in extra-judicial conduct that raised a question as to th...

Private Warning of Former County Judge

11/06/2015
 
 

The judge authorized candidates to use the judge’s name and judicial title in campaign literature that constituted public endorsements of various candidates for public office. The judge failed to c...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of JP (11/06/2015)

11/06/2015
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law by denying litigants and members of the public, including Commission staff, access to the courtroom ...