Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (02/21/05).


A school district’s police officers were conducting traffic stops within the judge’s precinct, during which time the judge was pulled over and issued a verbal warning. Thereafter, the judge wrote...

Private Warning of a District Judge (02/21/05).


The judge lent the prestige of his judicial office to advance the private interests of his wife when he publicly supported her campaign for county commissioner, and when he allowed his judicial tit...

Honorable Jim Richard

 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Sugarland, Fort Bend County, Texas
 CJC No. 04-0767-JP

Private Admonition of a District Judge (01/19/05).


Following a hearing in a hotly contested custody dispute, the judge observed a meeting between the pro se litigant and opposing counsel and approached them to foster a settlement discussion between...

Private Warning of a Senior Judge (01/19/05).


While presiding over a felony jury trial, the judge directed profanity at the defense attorney in a conversation before the bench. The judge’s statement to the lawyer during these proceedings was ...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (01/19/05).


The judge displayed a bumper sticker or sign endorsing his son’s candidacy for public office on a vehicle which the judge owned and operated. The judge’s conduct was found to have constituted a pu...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (01/19/05)


The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to maintain professional competence in the law when he issued criminal process for defendants in civil cases, and summoned them to court with a sh...

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (12/21/04).


Based on a complaint filed by his clerk, the judge issued an arrest warrant without analyzing the complaint to determine if probable cause existed. The Commission concluded from the judge’s conduc...