FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/27/17)

10/27/2017
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law, failed to maintain professional competence in the law, and denied parties their right to be heard when he: (1) changed the original judgment in their case w...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (10/27/17)

10/27/2017
 
 

The judge failed to exhibit the patience, dignity, and courtesy expected of a judicial officer while engaged in his official duties when he raised his voice, used expletives, and threatened to hold...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (10/12/17)

10/12/2017
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law, failed to maintain professional competence in the law, and denied an incarcerated pro se litigant her right to be heard in a custody case involving her thre...

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a County Court Law Judge (10/11/17)

10/11/2017
 
 

The judge failed to timely execute the business of his court by not entering a final judgment in a family law case for approximately twenty-two months after he had presided over a final hearing in ...

Private Admonition of a County Court at Law Judge (9/21/17)

09/21/2017
 
 

The judge failed to perform his judicial duties without bias or prejudice when he sent a letter to the attorneys for both parties in a case before him in response to one of the parties’ request for...

Private Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (9/20/17)

09/20/2017
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and maintain professional competence in the law when he held a testifying witness in direct contempt of court when she made derogatory comments regarding the...

Private Reprimand of a Retired County Court at Law Judge (9/14/17)

09/14/2017
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and ultimately pled no contest to a charge of reckless driving. The judge’s conduct also cast public dis...

Private Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (8/21/17)

08/21/2017
 
 

The judge failed to treat a witness with the dignity and courtesy expected of a judicial officer by using the power of contempt to pressure the witness into providing specific testimony. [Violatio...