Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (08/11/05).

08/11/2005
 
 

The judge engaged in improper ex parte communications concerning the merits of a case that was likely to come before his court, failed to afford the defendant the basic rights and safeguards guaran...

Private Warning of a Former District Judge (06/08/05).

06/08/2005
 
 

The judge made sarcastic and untoward remarks to the defendant and his attorney with others present in the courtroom hallway while the defendant was waiting to appear before a grand jury. The judg...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/08/05)

06/08/2005
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he allowed a case that had originally been filed in a municipal court to be “transferred” to h...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (06/08/05).

06/08/2005
 
 

The judge exploited his position and used the prestige of his judicial office to advance his own private interests when he sent a pre-suit demand to the defendants in his private lawsuit, and then ...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/08/05).

06/08/2005
 
 

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...

Private Warning of a County Judge (06/08/05).

06/08/2005
 
 

The judge wrote a letter on behalf of a local political party, identifying himself as the County Judge, and criticized an incumbent candidate for public office. By singling out and targeting this ...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/08/05).

06/08/2005
 
 

The judge failed to render judgment in open court at the conclusion of a trial in a small claims suit, as required under Rule 557 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. [Violation of Canon 3B(2) o...

Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace (06/08/05).

06/08/2005
 
 

The judge used “vulgar and profane language” in front of students, their parents, school personnel and court officials while presiding over truancy matters. The Commission concluded that the judge...