FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace. (12/02/08)

12/02/2008
 
 

The judge chastised and directed profanity toward a constable on two separate occasions – one relating to service of process on a small claims defendant and one relating to service of an arrest war...

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge (09/22/08).

09/22/2008
 
 

The judge, without notice to the defendant or his attorney, contacted the defendant’s employer to alert them to the fact that criminal charges were pending against the defendant. [Violation of Can...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (09/22/08).

09/22/2008
 
 

A judge allowed his name and judicial title to be used to solicit funds on behalf of a scholarship program. [Violation of Canons 2B and 4C(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warni...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/22/08).

09/22/2008
 
 

The judge failed to provide a citizen reasonable access to inquest records as required by law. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Order of Additiona...

Private Admonition of a Probate Judge (08/29/08).

08/29/2008
 
 

In one case, the judge permitted a litigant’s attorney to engage in improper ex parte communications with the court and court staff and, in a separate case, failed to comply with the law when he gr...

Private Warning of a County Court at Law Judge (08/15/08).

08/15/2008
 
 

The judge failed to comply with well-established procedures requiring full disclosure of a relationship that might warrant his recusal, which effectively prevented the litigants from making an info...

Private Warning of a District Judge (08/05/08).

08/05/2008
 
 

The judge erroneously applied federal law, instead of state law, when he failed to immediately order a defendant convicted of murder be taken into custody following sentencing. [Violation of Canons...

Private Warning of a Former Justice of the Peace (08/05/08).

08/05/2008
 
 

The judge failed to accept a litigant’s small claims filings, failed to investigate and resolve concerns as to potential procedural defects regarding the litigant’s claims, and failed to communicat...