Notice of Public Hearing

Pursuant to Section 33.0055 of the Texas Government Code, and in accordance with relevant Executive Order(s) of Governor Greg Abbott, Emergency Order(s) from the Texas Supreme Court, and guidance from the Office of Court Administration regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct will be conducting its biennial Public Hearing on Monday, October 5, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., virtually, via Zoom, "to consider comments from the public regarding the commission’s mission and operations." Per the statute, "The comments are to be considered in a manner which does not compromise the confidentiality of matters considered by the commission."

For additional information, please contact us at (512) 463-5533.

To Speak at the Meeting

Witnesses must register in advance for this meeting to speak, and may do so via this online form or by faxing a completed registration form to (512) 463-0511.

After registering, you'll receive an confirmation email containing information for joining the meeting. The deadline for registration is October 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per witness; however, written submissions will also be accepted in addition to or in lieu of oral testimony. Any statements for consideration can be mailed to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, P.O. Box 12265, Austin, Texas 78711.

To Watch the Meeting Live

Visit our YouTube channel to view the live stream of the meeting.

Private Warning of a Municipal Court Judge (08/26/16)

 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law when she participated in proceedings relating to her own recusal by having an attorney attempt to depose the State’s attorneys and actively challenge the Sta...

Private Warning of a Former Municipal Court Judge ( 08/26/16)

 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law when she participated in proceedings relating to her own recusal by having an attorney attempt to depose the State’s attorneys and actively challenge the Sta...

Private Admonition and OAE of District Court Judge (08/05/16)

 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when she summoned two witnesses to court using writs of attachment and punished the witnesses w...

Priv Reprimand and OAE of JP (07/28/16)

 
 

The judge failed to maintain professional competence in the law, allowed the relationship of a family member to influence the judge’s judgment and conduct, acted with bias toward the family member,...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge (07/18)

 
 

The judge erred by failing to secure a written jury trial waiver from litigant or by failing to create a contemporaneous record indicating that the litigant knowingly and voluntarily waived such a ...

Private Order of Additional Educatin of Justice of the Peace

 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when she failed to accept a letter as a plea of not guilty and instead instructed the defendant tha...

Private Warning of Former Associate Judge

 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law by driving while intoxicated, a criminal offense to which she later pled guilty. [Violation of Canon 2A of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warni...

Private Warning and OAE of County Court at Law Judge

 
 

The judge failed to maintain proper courtroom decorum and failed to treat these individuals with the appropriate dignity and courtesy required of a judicial officer. [Violation of Canons 3B(3) and ...