FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Warning of a Municipal Court Judge (9/8/20)

09/08/2020
 
 

The judge failed to be patient, dignified and courteous towards a juvenile defendant in her court when, improperly straying from her judicial role, she grabbed his arm and turned him towards her. ...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (8/12/20)

08/12/2020
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and maintain competence in the law when she made an oral ruling finding a litigant in contempt rather than entering a specific, written order of contempt. F...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a County Court at Law Judge (8/12/20)

08/12/2020
 
 

The judge engaged in social media activities which cast reasonable doubt on his capacity to act impartially as a judge and cast public discredit upon the judiciary, when he made several Twitter com...

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (8/12/20)

08/12/2020
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and failed to disqualify himself as required when he performed the magistration of a family member. [Violations of Canons 2A and 3B(1) of the Texas Code of ...

Private Admonition of a Municipal Court Judge (2/5/20)

02/05/2020
 
 

The judge lent the prestige of his judicial office to advance the private interests of another when he sent a letter to another judge in a manner that was perceived by the recipient as an improper ...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (2/5/20)

02/05/2020
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law, and cast public discredit upon the judiciary, when he appeared in public while intoxicated to a degree to which he might endanger himself or the public. [V...

Private Reprimand of a District Court Judge (12/5/19)

12/05/2019
 
 

The judge failed to be patient, dignified and courteous towards his judicial colleagues with whom he deals in an official capacity when he publicly made numerous inappropriate comments and accusati...

Private Warning of a Former District Court Judge (10/31/19)

10/31/2019
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law, failed to maintain competence in the law, and engaged in willful and persistent conduct that is clearly inconsistent with the proper performance of his duti...