FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Admonition of a County Judge (2/24/22)

02/24/2022
 
 

The judge sent a letter, on letterhead that identified the judge and the judge's office, to another judge presiding over a pending divorce proceeding providing a personal character reference for a ...

Private Warning of a Former Municipal Court Judge (2/16/22)

02/16/2022
 
 

The judge improperly utilized a bailiff to translate for a Spanish-speaking defendant in a traffic case and held the bailiff in contempt when the judge felt he was not translating properly, and fai...

Private Admonition of a Criminal Law Hearing Officer (1/12/22)

01/12/2022
 
 

The judge made comments during a probable cause hearing that created the appearance of partiality on her part towards the defendant and could be perceived as addressing matters not properly before ...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a County Court at Law Judge (1/12/22)

01/12/2022
 
 

The judge initiated an improper ex parte communication with a litigant and conducted her extra-judicial activities in a manner that cast reasonable doubt on her capacity to act impartially as a jud...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a County Court at Law Judge (1/12/22)

01/12/2022
 
 

The judge failed to comply with and maintain professional competence in the law, and engaged in willful conduct that was clearly inconsistent with the proper performance of his duties, when he sign...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (12/8/21)

12/08/2021
 
 

The judge failed to comply with and maintain professional competence in the law, and engaged in willful conduct that was clearly inconsistent with the proper performance of his duties and cast publ...

Private Admonition of a Former Municipal Court Judge (12/8/21)

12/08/2021
 
 

The judge failed to treat all defendants appearing before him with the patience, dignity and courtesy required of a judge with respect to those with whom he deals in an official capacity, when he m...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (12/8/21)

12/08/2021
 
 

The judge failed to comply with and maintain professional competence in the law, and failed to treat a Constable with the patience, dignity and courtesy required of a judge with respect to those wi...