Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace (03/08/02)


The judge improperly intervened on behalf of the defendants to assist them in satisfying a monetary judgment which plaintiffs disputed as inadequate.  The judge acted at the request of the defendants made outside the presence of plaintiffs and wrote a letter to plaintiffs insisting, among other things, that plaintiffs accept defendants' personal check in the amount of the judgment.  [Violation of Canons 2B and 6C(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.]  Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace (03/08/02)