FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge. (12/19/13).

12/19/2013
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when, without proper notice or an opportunity to be heard, she held a litigant in contempt of court...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (11/15/13).

11/15/2013
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law, and/or demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when: 1) the judge signed and issued capias pro fine warrants that improperly directed law enfor...

Private Admonition of a Municipal Court Judge. (11/13/13).

11/13/2013
 
 

The judge allowed her name and judicial title to be used to solicit funds and/or otherwise promote a fundraising event held on behalf of a non-profit organization that relied on fundraising to prom...

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 ...

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 h...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (09/23/13).

09/23/2013
 
 

The judge failed to adequately supervise his court staff, failed to failed to follow the law, and/or demonstrate a lack of professional competence in the law when: 1) the defendant’s change of plea...

Private Reprimand of a Former County Judge. (09/23/13).

09/23/2013
 
 

The judge failed to treat an employee in a patient, dignified and courteous manner when he touched her and/or made comments to her that he knew, or should have known, she would find offensive. Whil...

Private Admonition of a District Judge. (09/16/13).

09/16/2013
 
 

The judge lost his patience, and failed to act in a dignified, courteous manner when he ordered law enforcement officers and members of the victim’s family to leave the courthouse following a crimi...