Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (10/12/17)
The judge failed to comply with the law, failed to maintain professional competence in the law, and denied an incarcerated pro se litigant her right to be heard in a custody case involving her three daughters when he: (1) failed to consider whether the litigant’s appearance was necessary at the final hearing on the matter; and (2) improperly denied the litigant’s request for a bench warrant on the grounds that she did not also request a hearing on the bench warrant. [Violation of Canons 2A, 3B(2) and 3B(8) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge. 10/12/17.