FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (7/1/21)

07/01/2021
 
 

The judge implemented a policy that violated the public’s constitutional right of access to the courts by requiring parties, attorneys and members of the public to sign in and be called up individu...

Private Reprimand of a Former District Court Judge (6/18/21)

06/18/2021
 
 

The judge failed to be patient, dignified and courteous to a litigant and his counsel, demonstrated an improper prejudice against that litigant, and failed to accord him the right to be heard accor...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (4/29/21)

04/29/2021
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and maintain professional competence in the law, and failed to accord a plaintiff the right to be heard according to law when he granted multiple continuance...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (4/29/21)

04/29/2021
 
 

The judge failed to be patient, dignified and courteous to an eviction case defendant and witnesses, failed to accord the defendant the right to be heard according to law, failed to require order a...

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (4/9/21)

04/09/2021
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and maintain professional competence in the law, failed to accord a person having a legal interest in a proceeding before him the right to be heard according...

Private Order of Additional Education of a County Court at Law Judge (4/1/21)

04/01/2021
 
 

The judge failed to maintain professional competence in the law when she entered an order of dismissal for want of prosecution in a case despite no party seeking affirmative relief in the matter ha...

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

03/25/2021
 
 

The judge commented publicly about a matter pending in her court in a manner which could suggest to a reasonable person her probable decision regarding such matter, and engaged in social media acti...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (3/22/21)

03/22/2021
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and to maintain professional competence in the law when he failed to obtain the judicial education and assistance necessary to properly preside over a civil ...