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 (01/08/2015)

01/08/2015
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law when she removed defense attorney’s original recusal motion from the court’s file in violation of Rule 75 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. [Violation o...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (12/22/14)

12/22/2014
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law by releasing a criminal defendant on a PR bond while an aggravated sexual assault of a child case re...

Honorable Esequiel ("Cheque") De La Paz

12/19/2014
 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Kingsville, Kleberg County, Texas
 CJC No. 14-0823-JP

Public Reprimand and Order of Additional Education

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a County Court at Law Judge (12/18/14)

12/18/2014
 
 

The judge failed to treat the County Clerk and her staff in a patient, dignified, and courteous manner. The judge exerted his judicial authority over the elected County Clerk and her staff resultin...

Private Admonition of County Court at Law Judge (12/12/14)

12/12/2014
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and acted improperly when he failed to provide notice to an attorney or to the litigants involved in a pending CPS case that the judge was meeting and observ...

Private Reprimand of a Senior Judge (12/12/14)

12/12/2014
 
 

The judge failed in his duty to be patient, dignified and courteous to the jurors when he chastised them for their verdict and accused them of ignoring the law and violating their oath. The Commiss...

Honorable Bobby R. Nicholds

11/18/2014
 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Trinity, Trinity County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 14-0106-JP and 14-0264-JP

Public Reprimand and Order of Additional Education

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (11/18/14)

11/18/2014
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when she attempted to mediate a private dispute between two individuals neither of whom had fil...