FY 2000-Present Summaries of Private Sanctions

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (4/20/2022)

04/20/2022
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law; failed to maintain professional competence in the law; failed to accord parties and/or their counsel the right to be heard according to law, and engaged in ...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (4/7/22)

04/07/2022
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and maintain professional competence in the law when the judge engaged in impermissible ex parte communications with a District Attorney’s Office regarding a...

Private Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (3/8/22)

03/08/2022
 
 

The judge made a social media post promoting a conference in which the judge was participating and engaged in improper solicitation of funds for that event. [Violations of Canons 2B and 4C(2) of t...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (3/8/22)

03/08/2022
 
 

The judge allowed the victim in three underlying cases that arose from the same criminal episode to make a victim allocution statement in one of those cases prior to passing sentence in the other t...

Private Admonition of a District Court Judge (3/8/22)

03/08/2022
 
 

The judge appeared in a social media video depicting the judge dancing in the judge's courtroom to a song containing explicit lyrics, as requested by a person who could use that person's social med...

Private Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (2/28/22)

02/28/2022
 
 

The judge improperly failed to disqualify from presiding over a criminal case in which the State was seeking an adjudication of guilt and revocation of community supervision of the defendant, when ...

Private Admonition of a County Judge (2/24/22)

02/24/2022
 
 

The judge sent a letter, on letterhead that identified the judge and the judge's office, to another judge presiding over a pending divorce proceeding providing a personal character reference for a ...

Private Warning of a Former Municipal Court Judge (2/16/22)

02/16/2022
 
 

The judge improperly utilized a bailiff to translate for a Spanish-speaking defendant in a traffic case and held the bailiff in contempt when the judge felt he was not translating properly, and fai...