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to grant a litigant a default judgment for unpaid rent, the judge erroneously relied on legal authority that was no longer in effect at the time of trial.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

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (01/03/12).

 
 

The judge failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he: (1) dismissed a criminal complaint without a motion from the prosecutor based on a belief that the “complaint was weak;” and...

Priv Admon of a CCL Judge (03/07/16)

 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law when, in the absence of any legal authority, he ordered a defendant to get married and to write Bible verses as a condition of probation in lieu of serving t...

Private Warning and OAE of County Court at Law Judge

 
 

The judge failed to maintain proper courtroom decorum and failed to treat these individuals with the appropriate dignity and courtesy required of a judicial officer. [Violation of Canons 3B(3) and ...