FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (02/23/2016)

02/23/2016
 
 

The judge failed to treat an attorney and his client with patience, dignity and courtesy expected of a judicial officer. Additionally, the judge’s private, in-chambers meeting with the victim in th...

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge (02/19/2016)

02/19/2016
 
 

The judge lent the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of a particular advocacy/special interest group and engaged in extra-judicial conduct that raised a question as to th...

Private Warning of Former County Judge

11/06/2015
 
 

The judge authorized candidates to use the judge’s name and judicial title in campaign literature that constituted public endorsements of various candidates for public office. The judge failed to c...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of JP (11/06/2015)

11/06/2015
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law by denying litigants and members of the public, including Commission staff, access to the courtroom ...

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge

09/21/2015
 
 

The judge failed to be patient, dignified, and courteous toward litigants and failed to afford these litigants the right to be heard according to law. [Violation of Canons 3B(4) and 3B(8) of the Te...

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Judicial District Court Judge 09/10/2015

09/10/2015
 
 

The judge’s email to a colleague presiding over a custody case involving members of the judge’s own family constituted an improper use of the prestige of judicial office to advance the private inte...

Private Reprimand of a Judicial District Judge (09/01/2015)

09/01/2015
 
 

The judge inappropriately used public resources, including but not limited to court property, time, and letterhead, to retaliate against a political opponent and to pressure colleagues into interce...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge 09/01/2015

09/01/2015
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law by enforcing local rules that unfairly punished defendants for the dilatory conduct of their at...