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 Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (11/01/13).

11/01/2013

The judge's demeanor while presiding over court cases demonstrated a willful and/or persistent failure to maintain patience, courtesy, and dignity toward litigants, attorney, and others with whom he deals in an official capacity. The Commission determined that the judge's judicial style and his methods for controlling the courtroom and dealing with difficult litigants needed to be re-examined and modified to ensure compliance with the judge's duties under the Code. Additionally, the Commission found that the judge's handling of a contempt of court proceeding failed to comply with the law because the show cause notice did not provide sufficient detail of the alleged contemptuous conduct and because the judge left the contempt charges pending and unresolved indefinitely. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(4) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace. (11/01/13).