Advisory Ethics Opinion Prompts Associate Judge to Resign

, Texas Lawyer


Part-time Galveston County family law associate judge Suzanne Schwab Radcliffe resigned from the bench on Feb. 8. The move came after an advisory judicial ethics opinion indicated that part-time judges can't represent family law clients in district courts in the county where they sit.

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  • CDucloux

    I agree that this is a correct conclusion. It actually surprised me that there could be any doubt. If an associate judge is subject to the appellate jurisdiction of the district court for de novo hearings, it makes sense that they should not also appear for private litigants.

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