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 District Court Judge. (11/06/13).

11/06/2013

The judge's letter requesting a continuance on behalf of an employee of the court who had a traffic-related offense pending in another court constituted an improper use of the prestige of judicial office to advance the employee's private interests, and raised concerns that the judge was using his higher court position in an attempt to influence a lower court judge to grant the employee relief that would not otherwise have been granted had it been filed by the employee herself or by an attorney acting on her behalf. [Violation of Canon 2B of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonition of a District Court Judge. (11/06/13).