Judicial conduct board admonishes and orders ethics training for Horseshoe Bay JP



By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct ordered a justice of the peace in Horseshoe Bay to take ethics training, after upholding a public admonishment Aug. 7 for her dealings with a woman she accused of having a relationship with the judge's estranged husband.

The state commission concluded that Llano County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Beatrice “Bebe” Rocha “lent the prestige of her judicial office to advance her own private interests by invoking her judicial position during a telephone conversation . . .”

She was ordered to complete “two hours of ethics instruction with a mentor, in addition to her required judicial education for fiscal year 2020.” A public admonishment is a warning of the potential for more severe action in the future if a behavior continues. She has 60 days to complete the training. . . .

Find the rest of this story in the Friday, Sept. 6 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email connie@highlandernews.com. To subscribe to our publication, call 830-693-4367 or subscribe to our E-edition online.

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