Texas Judicial Resources
The Code of Judicial Conduct is promulgated by the Supreme Court of Texas and is intended to establish basic standards for ethical conduct of judges. It consists of specific rules set forth under broad captions called Canons. The Code is designed to provide guidance to judges and candidates for judicial office and to provide a structure for regulating conduct through the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Our legal system is based on the principle that an independent, fair and competent judiciary will interpret and apply the laws that govern us. The role of the judiciary is central to American concepts of justice and the rule of law. Judges, individually and collectively, must respect and honor the judicial office as a public trust and strive to enhance and maintain confidence in our legal system. The judge is an arbiter of facts and law for the resolution of disputes and a highly visible symbol of government under the rule of law.
To access more information, the links above will take you to the Texas pages that contain the most recent updates made by this state.
Judicial Misconduct and Judicial Disability
Before you file a complaint on your judge or magistrate make sure you study the links that the state provides regarding this indepdent organization’s role. This will help you craft the proper argument and set your expections accordingly.
Judge Bench books
The above link will take you to the Texas page with their most recent update to the bench books that they recomend for judges and use to train judges.
Texas Constitution and Statutes
Texas provides a great online reference to its full constitution and all of its statutes.