Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (4/29/21)
The judge failed to be patient, dignified and courteous to an eviction case defendant and witnesses, failed to accord the defendant the right to be heard according to law, failed to require order and decorum in proceedings before him, and failed to comply with the law or maintain competence in the law when he: (1) excluded the defendant and some witnesses from a court proceeding related to an eviction matter; (2) adjourned the eviction trial when the proceedings became chaotic; (3) obtaining evidence not presented in open court and basing his decision in the eviction matter on same; (4) failing to announce his decision in the eviction trial in open court; and (5) spoke rudely to and used profanity with the defendant when she attempted to file documents after the eviction trial. [Violations of Canons 2A, 3B(2), 3B(3), 3B(4) and 3B(8) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (4/29/21).