FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Reprimand of a Senior Judge (12/12/14)

12/12/2014
 
 

The judge failed in his duty to be patient, dignified and courteous to the jurors when he chastised them for their verdict and accused them of ignoring the law and violating their oath. The Commiss...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (11/18/14)

11/18/2014
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when she attempted to mediate a private dispute between two individuals neither of whom had fil...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (11/10/14)

11/10/2014
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law when she served in a fiduciary capacity as an independent executor of the will and estate of her friend. [Violation of Canon 4E(1) of the Texas Code of Judicial C...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10-01-14)

10/01/2014
 
 

The judge routinely engaged in out-of-court communications with individuals regarding cases that were pending or impending in his court. The Commission concluded the judge’s conduct in this regard ...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/16/14)

09/16/2014
 
 

The judge failed to provide parties with notice and an opportunity to be heard. The judge issued a clarified judgment making substantive changes to the original judgment, after his plenary power ha...

Private Admonition of a County Criminal Court at Law Judge (09/12/14)

09/12/2014
 
 

The judge failed to maintain patience, courtesy and dignity about another attorney who had cases pending before the judge and made comments in a manner that demonstrated the judge harbored a person...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge. (08/27/14).

08/27/2014
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he failed to timely forward the recusal motion to the Judge of the Administrative Judicial Reg...

Private Warning of County Judge (08/26/14)

08/26/2014
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when he (1) denied a litigant’s motion to dismiss defendant’s appeal after the defendant failed to t...