FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Admonition of a District Judge (11/18/04)

11/18/2004
 
 

The judge leased office space to an attorney who regularly practiced in his court, conveying or permitting others to convey the impression that the attorney was in a special position to influence t...

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge (11/18/04).

11/18/2004
 
 

The judge allowed an attorney who regularly practices in his court to office in his building and perform legal work for his company, conveying the impression that the attorney was in a special posi...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/09/04)

09/09/2004
 
 

The judge’s actions regarding the adjudication of a defendant’s case, particularly his telephone call to the defendant requesting her to appear before him and his actions in reducing an assault cha...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/09/04)

09/09/2004
 
 

The judge failed to maintain an accurate bookkeeping and accounting system in his court and failed to timely and properly account for and deposit monies collected by his court, indicating a lack of...

Private Admonition of a District Judge (08/31/04)

08/31/2004
 
 

The judge sent an e-mail to various individuals, including other judges and attorneys, soliciting donations for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The judge’s name and title appear in the heading of ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Retired District Judge (08/31/04)

08/31/2004
 
 

The judge failed to obtain the required hours of mandatory judicial education for fiscal year 2003, as required by Rule 2a(2) of the Texas Rules of Judicial Education. [Violation of Canon 3B(2) of ...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (08/31/04)

08/31/2004
 
 

The judge’s actions and suggestions regarding the administration of corporal punishment by parents to their children constituted willful or persistent conduct that cast public discredit upon the ju...

Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace (07/14/04)

07/14/2004
 
 

The judge used the prestige of his judicial office to instigate a groundless, or bad-faith, criminal investigation of the constable by alleging that the constable committed perjury by making an aff...