FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (2/27/17)

02/27/2017
 
 

The judge misrepresented his opponent’s voting record in a political campaign despite publicly available facts contradicting the judge’s campaign statements, reflecting a lack of due diligence by t...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (1/17/17)

01/17/2017
 
 

The judge failed to exhibit the patience, dignity, and courtesy expected of a judicial officer when the judge raised his voice in anger toward a district attorney. [Violation of Canon 3B(4) of the ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/03/17)

01/03/2017
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when he failed to set and conduct an examining trial despite repeated requests by the defendant...

Private Admonition of a District Judge (10/24/16)

10/24/2016
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain profession competence in the law by failing to inform an unrepresented child custody litigant facing incarceration for contempt of cou...

Private Warning and OAE of District Judge (09/09/16)

09/09/2016
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law, demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law, and gave rise to the appearance that the judge could not be fair, impartial and neutral in the pe...

Private Reprimand and OAE of Justice of the Peace (09/08/16)

09/08/2016
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law; failed to maintain professional competence in the law; allowed a relationship with a family member to influence the judge’s judgment and conduct; acted with...

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...