Private Admonition of a District Court Judge. (11/06/13).
The judge's letter requesting a continuance on behalf of an employee of the court who had a traffic-related offense pending in another court constituted an improper use of the prestige of judicial office to advance the employee's private interests, and raised concerns that the judge was using his higher court position in an attempt to influence a lower court judge to grant the employee relief that would not otherwise have been granted had it been filed by the employee herself or by an attorney acting on her behalf. [Violation of Canon 2B of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonition of a District Court Judge. (11/06/13).