Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program (TLAP) Seeks Part-Time Judicial Outreach Coordinator

TLAP is looking to contract with a current or former judge for approximately 10 hours/week to help with its judicial education and outreach programs. If interested, please contact Bree Buchanan directly at Bree.Buchanan@Texasbar.com, (512) 427-1453, or (800) 343-8527 for more information.

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Judge. (04/06/09)

04/06/2009
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when he summoned individuals to his court to attempt to mediate a dispute between the individuals wh...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (04/06/09)

04/06/2009
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when she summoned individuals to appear in her court when no criminal complaint had been filed and n...

Honorable Gustavo Garza

03/09/2009
 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6, Place 1, Los Fresnos, Cameron County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 08-0792-JP, 08-0820-JP, 08-0821-JP, and 08-0822-JP

Honorable Tony Torres

03/09/2009
 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 2, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas
 CJC No. 07-1056-JP

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (03/09/09)

03/09/2009
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law by: 1) issuing a capias pro fine warrant for a truant’s arrest for violating the terms of deferred dispo...

Honorable William V. James

02/12/2009
 Municipal Court Judge, Brazoria, Brazoria County, Texas
 CJC No. 08-0760-MU

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (01/22/09)

01/22/2009
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the Code of Criminal Procedure when handling an attorney’s timely written requests to appeal his clients’ traffic cases. Instead, the judge had the clients served w...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (01/21/09)

01/21/2009
 
 

Following an argument with an individual in the judge’s office, the judge caused the individual to be detained in county jail on a contempt of court charge, which was later changed to a disorderly ...