FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Reprimand of a Former District Court Judge. (09/01/11).

09/01/2011
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law, failed to act in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary, and engaged in willful conduct that was incons...

Private Reprimand of a Former Municipal Court Judge. (08/31/11)

08/31/2011
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law by permitting defendants to make charitable donations in lieu of performing community service when ...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge. (07/12/11)

07/12/2011
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law, engaged in an improper ex parte communication with a litigant, and denied a party the right to be heard according to law when he: (1) communicated and plea ...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge

07/11/2011
 
 

The judge willfully and/or persistently violated the law when he: (1) engaged in conduct that favored a relative of a member of the city council; (2) engaged in an undignified, impatient, and disco...

Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace. (07/11/11)

07/11/2011
 
 

The judge willfully and/or persistently violated the law when he allowed defendants to make donations to private non-profit organizations in exchange for a credit on their assessed fines. The judge...

Private Admonition of a former Justice of the Peace. (05/09/11)

05/09/2011
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he: (1) ordered various individuals in his court into “timeout”, and ordered his bailiff to ha...

Private Admonition of a Former Municipal Court Judge. (04/04/11)

04/04/2011
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when she allowed her court staff and city prosecutors to “take” pleas from juvenile defendants in h...

Private Admonition of a Former County Judge. (03/31/11)

03/31/2011
 
 

The judge presided over a criminal matter wherein he was the injured party. The judge was disqualified from presiding over the matter and should have arranged to have another judge handle the plea....