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 (10/28/00)

When the judge refused to grant a litigant a default judgment for unpaid rent, the judge erroneously relied on legal authority that was no longer in effect at the time of trial. As a result, the judge deprived a litigant of a legal remedy made available by the Texas Legislature to effectively pursue claims for unpaid rent in conjunction with possession of the premises. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Code of Judicial Conduct and Texas Property Code §24.0051.] Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/28/00)