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 Reprimand of a District Court Judge (06/21/01)

06/21/2001
 
 

The judge allowed a difficult relationship with a former employee to improperly influence the judge’s judgment and conduct. The judge’s lack of judgment manifested itself in the unreasonable refus...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/20/01)

06/20/2001
 
 

The judge issued a Magistrate’s Emergency Protective Order without the proper authority. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Order of Additional Educa...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (06/20/01)

06/20/2001
 
 

The judge wrote a letter on behalf of a defendant and his family. The judge’s actions in the matter were inconsistent with the proper performance of the judge’s duties. [Violation of Canon 2B of ...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (06/01/01)

06/01/2001
 
 

The judge’s letter on behalf of a party in a civil matter constituted an improper use of the judge’s judicial position in an effort to influence another judge’s judicial position and obtain favorab...

Private Warning of a County Court at Law Judge (05/30/01)

05/30/2001
 
 

The judge failed to be patient, dignified and courteous in his dealings with courthouse security personnel. Additionally, the judge went beyond his authority in threatening to hold security person...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (05/25/01)

05/25/2001
 
 

The judge allowed a restaurant to use the prestige of his judicial office to advance its own commercial interest by posing in a photograph for that business without taking adequate precautions to e...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (05/25/01)

05/25/2001
 
 

The judge failed to maintain control over a case and the litigants and exhibited bias and prejudice against a litigant. [Violation of Canon 3B(5) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private A...

Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace (05/25/01)

05/25/2001
 
 

The judge sponsored an “event” barbecue for law enforcement and used a sub-courthouse as the site for the event, which conveyed the impression that law enforcement officers were in a special positi...