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 Warning of a Justice of the Peace. (12/02/08)


The judge chastised and directed profanity toward a constable on two separate occasions – one relating to service of process on a small claims defendant and one relating to service of an arrest war...

Honorable Richard W.B. "Rick" Davis

 Former Judge of the 272nd Judicial District Court, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 05-0679-DI, 05-0776-DI, 06-0299-DI, 06-0439-DI, 06-0893-DI, and 07-0056-DI

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge (09/22/08).


The judge, without notice to the defendant or his attorney, contacted the defendant’s employer to alert them to the fact that criminal charges were pending against the defendant. [Violation of Can...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (09/22/08).


A judge allowed his name and judicial title to be used to solicit funds on behalf of a scholarship program. [Violation of Canons 2B and 4C(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warni...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/22/08).


The judge failed to provide a citizen reasonable access to inquest records as required by law. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Order of Additiona...

Honorable Hector De Pena, Jr.

 Associate Municipal Judge, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas
 CJC No. 08-0073-MU

Private Admonition of a Probate Judge (08/29/08).


In one case, the judge permitted a litigant’s attorney to engage in improper ex parte communications with the court and court staff and, in a separate case, failed to comply with the law when he gr...

Private Warning of a County Court at Law Judge (08/15/08).


The judge failed to comply with well-established procedures requiring full disclosure of a relationship that might warrant his recusal, which effectively prevented the litigants from making an info...