FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Order of Additional Education of a District Judge (6/22/22)

06/22/2022
 
 

The judge engaged in an ex parte communication with the Amicus Attorney outside the presence of the parties and/or their attorneys regarding the psychological evaluation of the parents and children...

Private Warning of a District Judge (6/22/22)

06/22/2022
 
 

The judge distributed a political campaign advertisement containing the photograph of the child and the paternal grandparents while the judge was still presiding over the custody dispute involving ...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (4/20/2022)

04/20/2022
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law; failed to maintain professional competence in the law; failed to accord parties and/or their counsel the right to be heard according to law, and engaged in ...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (4/7/22)

04/07/2022
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and maintain professional competence in the law when the judge engaged in impermissible ex parte communications with a District Attorney’s Office regarding a...

Private Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (3/8/22)

03/08/2022
 
 

The judge made a social media post promoting a conference in which the judge was participating and engaged in improper solicitation of funds for that event. [Violations of Canons 2B and 4C(2) of t...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (3/8/22)

03/08/2022
 
 

The judge allowed the victim in three underlying cases that arose from the same criminal episode to make a victim allocution statement in one of those cases prior to passing sentence in the other t...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (3/8/22)

03/08/2022
 
 

The judge appeared in a social media video depicting the judge dancing in the judge's courtroom to a song containing explicit lyrics, as requested by a person who could use that person's social med...

Private Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (2/28/22)

02/28/2022
 
 

The judge improperly failed to disqualify from presiding over a criminal case in which the State was seeking an adjudication of guilt and revocation of community supervision of the defendant, when ...