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Judicial Ethics

The Judicial Ethics Committee receives requests for ethics opinions and issues advisory opinions regarding ethics matters for Judges. Opinions may be provided on an informal basis or a formal/written basis.
The Committee only issues written opinions in response to written questions. If you have an ethics question, please submit a written request to the Judicial Ethics Committee.
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The Judicial Section maintains a database of Ethics Opinions for use by its members.

Justice Lee Gabriel,
Judicial Ethics Committee Chair
Senior Justice, Ret.
Gainesville, TX

Justice Liza Rodriguez
4th Court of Appeals
San Antonio, TX
Term Ends: 2022

Judge Maria Salas-Mendoza
120th District Court
El Paso, TX
Term Ends: 2022

Hon. Paul Davis
Senior District Judge (ret.)
Austin, TX
Term Ends: 2022

Judge Amanda Matzke
County Court at Law #1
Bryan, TX
Term Ends: 2022

Judge Mark Hocker
County Court at Law #1
Lubbock, TX
Term Ends: 2023

Judge Jessica Mangrum
200th District Court
Austin, TX
Term Ends: 2023

Justice John Neill
Senior Justice, Ret.
Cleburne, TX
Term Ends: 2023

Justice David Jewell
14th Court of Appeals
Houston, TX
Terms Ends: 2023

Judge Bruce McFarling
362nd District Court
Denton, TX
Term Ends: 2024

Ex Officio Committee Members:

Judge Elisabeth Earle, Chair
County Court at Law #7, Austin

Judge Les Hatch, Immediate Past Chair
237 District Court, Lubbock

Judge Melody Wilkinson, Chair Elect
17th District Court, Ft. Worth
Texas Judicial Section
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