Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (08/06/14).
The part-time judge failed to timely attend to and execute the business of his court. The canons provide that "the judicial duties of a judge take precedence over tall the judge's other activies" and a judge's extra-judicial activities must not "interfere with the proper performance of judicial duties". The judge must take all reasonable steps to ensure his court is open and accessible to the public; that court business is promptly and appropriately handled in his absence; and that monthly activity reports are timely filed with the appropriate entities as required by law. [Violations of Canons 4A(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and Article V, section 1-a(6)A of the Texas Constitution.] Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (08/06/14).