Private Admonition of a District Judge. (06/11/12).
The judge failed to require that his court coordinator comply with the provisions of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct. As a result, the court coordinator engaged in a series of improper ex parte communications with the State's attorney. The emails included unsolicited legal advice, which caused the State's attorney to believe that the judge had authorized, if not authored, the communications. [Violation of Canon 3B(8) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonition of a District Judge. (06/11/12).