Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/08/05).
The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when she issued letters to two individuals which were de facto peace bond orders in which the judge threatened the recipients with confinement in jail if her instructions were violated. The judge failed to give the recipients of her letters the opportunity to be heard in the matter, and failed to conduct a hearing of any sort in the case. [Violation of Canons 2A, 3B(2) and 3B(8) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/08/05).