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Welcome to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, the independent Texas state agency responsible for investigating allegations of judicial misconduct and judicial disability.

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In Memoriam

Honorable Ruben G. Reyes

72nd District Court

It is with great sadness the State Commission on Judicial Conduct mourns the loss of the Honorable Ruben G. Reyes, 72nd Judicial District Court Judge, Lubbock & Crosby Counties, Lubbock, Texas. Judge Reyes was appointed to the Commission by the Texas Supreme Court in 2017, and was elected by his fellow Commissioners to serve as Vice-Chair. The Commissioners and Agency Staff will miss Judge Reyes’ warmth, friendship, and stalwart dedication to upholding the highest ethical standards of the Texas Judiciary.

Disciplinary Actions

The following are public sanctions which were issued by the Commission. The public records for these cases are available for inspection at the Commission's offices located at 300 W. 15th Street, Suite 145, Austin, Texas.

Hon. Robert D. Burns, III

Chief Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas

CJC No. 20-1561
08/19/2021

Public Admonition - On Appeal to Special Court of Review

Hon. George Gallagher

396th Judicial District Court, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

CJC Nos. 17-1146-DI, et. al.,
08/19/2021

Public Warning

Hon. Patricia Baca Bennett

360th Judicial District Court, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

CJC Nos. 18-0388, et. al.,
08/16/2021

Public Warning and Order of Additional Education