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 Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Judge. (07/13/07)


Following magistration, the judge made a statement to a jailer regarding an arrestee that was overheard by a number of witnesses, which suggested to some members of the public that he was exhibitin...

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge. (07/13/07)


In anger, following a contentious child custody hearing, the judge wrote a letter to a litigant’s employer informing the employer that the litigant had behaved disrespectfully and unprofessionally ...

honorable Josie Gomez

 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Crystal City, Zavala County, Texas
 CJC No. 06-0309-JP

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (06/14/07)


The judge refused to sign a defendant’s appeal bond, which refusal appeared to have been the sole cause for the county court at law to dismiss the defendant’s appeal. [Violation of Canon 2A of the...

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


The judge found a traffic defendant guilty, assessed a fine against him, and suspended his driver’s license based solely on telephone conversations with the defendant. [Violation of Canons 2A and ...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (05/07/07)


The judge negligently filed a homestead exemption affidavit representing that his primary residence was outside the judicial precinct to which he was elected, when in fact he did reside in the prec...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace. (05/07/07)


With no complaint filed in her court, and without legal authority, the judge summoned her in-laws and another couple to her office to explain peace bond procedures and attempt to mediate a criminal...

Private Reprimand of a Former District Judge. (05/07/07)


During his campaign for re-election, the judge knowingly misrepresented that he was endorsed by a group of local judges, when he knew or should have known the judges had disclaimed such an endorsem...