FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Warning of a Municipal Judge (02/22/00)

02/22/2000
 
 

The judge prepared a newspaper advertisement in which the judge urged local residents to vote for a specific candidate for a local public office. [Violation of Canons 2B and 5(3) of the Texas Code ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (02/11/00)

02/11/2000
 
 

Prior to the expiration of the 30 days allowed by law for a traffic defendant to present a certificate of completion of a driving safety course, a judge issued a show cause order requiring the defe...

Private Admonition of a District Judge (02/10/00)

02/10/2000
 
 

Following the jury’s deliberation and verdict, the judge made negative comments to jurors about a litigant’s attorney’s integrity and professionalism, and comments about the litigant that indicated...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (02/02/00)

02/02/2000
 
 

The judge failed to properly supervise a clerk under her direction over a five-year period; relied upon the clerk to receive, record, deposit and report funds received by the court; made no effort ...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/25/00)

01/25/2000
 
 

The judge improperly conducted “informal” peace bond hearings without requiring cash and/or a surety bond, engaged in improper ex parte communications, and used the prestige of her office to influe...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (01/25/00)

01/25/2000
 
 

Judge A wrote a letter on official court stationery to Judge B asking Judge B to allow Judge A’s son to take a driving safety course in lieu of fine. [Violation of Canon 2B of the Texas Code of Jud...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/25/00)

01/25/2000
 
 

During telephone calls with a litigant, the judge made disparaging comments about the litigant and told the litigant that the judge would throw the litigant in jail if the litigant came to the judg...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/25/00)

01/25/2000
 
 

After the judge’s court had lost jurisdiction over the civil case, the judge assisted the plaintiff in collecting on the judgment. Without holding a hearing, the judge held the defendant in contemp...