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 Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/19/00)

The judge acted without legal authority when he granted deferred adjudication without requiring a traffic defendant to enter a plea, then ordered the defendant to pay a fine. When the defendant did not pay the fine, the judge issued a warrant and failed to allow a trial for the charge of failure to appear. [Violation of Article V, Section 1-a(6)A of the Texas Constitution and Canon 2A of the Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (09/19/00)