FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Admonition of a District Judge. (04/16/09)

04/16/2009
 
 

The judge initiated a communication concerning a contested motion for summary judgment with an attorney who was his former law partner outside the presence of the other parties or their attorneys. ...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (04/06/09)

04/06/2009
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when she summoned individuals to appear in her court when no criminal complaint had been filed and n...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Judge. (04/06/09)

04/06/2009
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when he summoned individuals to his court to attempt to mediate a dispute between the individuals wh...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (04/06/09)

04/06/2009
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and maintain competence in the law when she barred an eviction suit party’s non-attorney representative from the courtroom during the eviction proceeding. Furthe...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (03/09/09)

03/09/2009
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law by: 1) issuing a capias pro fine warrant for a truant’s arrest for violating the terms of deferred dispo...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (01/22/09)

01/22/2009
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the Code of Criminal Procedure when handling an attorney’s timely written requests to appeal his clients’ traffic cases. Instead, the judge had the clients served w...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (01/21/09)

01/21/2009
 
 

Following an argument with an individual in the judge’s office, the judge caused the individual to be detained in county jail on a contempt of court charge, which was later changed to a disorderly ...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (12/18/08)

12/18/2008
 
 

The judge entertained a tenant’s ex parte complaint about the landlord’s termination of water service to the property; called the landlord by telephone and ordered him to restore water service to t...