Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (11/28/03)


The judge inappropriately adjudicated a matter in which his grandson was the defendant. Additionally, the judge, on an infrequent basis, set bonds over the telephone. [Violation of Canons 2B, 3B(...

Honorable Hazel Lewis

 Former Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Marlin, Falls County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 02-0186-JP, 02-0389-JP, and 02-0420-JP

Private Order of Additional Education of a County Judge (10/21/03)


The judge made inappropriate comments toward a county employee who worked under his direct supervision causing that employee to file a sexual harassment claim against the judge. [Violation of Cano...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (10/21/03)


The judge failed to accord an attorney and her client a hearing in a small claims suit for more than a year, despite repeated requests in writing and by telephone for him to provide a hearing in th...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (10/21/03)


The judge misused the powers of his judicial office by causing a fictitious notice to a County Commissioner, a critic of how the judge ran his court administratively, leading the Commissioner to be...

Honorable Salvador Zarate

 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 1, Grulla Starr County, Texas
 CJC No. 02-0983-JP

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (08/25/03)


In one matter, a driver attempted to resolve a traffic ticket in the judge’s court by entering a plea of no contest with a request for deferred adjudication, and by paying the requisite fine and fe...

Private Admonition of a Municipal Court Judge (08/25/03)


In resolving a matter involving the failure to show proof of liability insurance, where the defendant subsequently timely provided such proof to the court, the judge charged a $35 “insurance dismis...