"Family Court Judge Denise Pratt of the 311th District has come under fire for altering court records to mask tardy rulings, as well as a host of other doings that many lawyers have described in interviews as not criminal but highly unusual, unprofessional or unethical, including rampant absenteeism and communicating with lawyers on one side of a case without the other side knowing. Pratt, a Republican judge first elected in 2010, did not immediately respond to requests for comment."
|ADD SHAME FACE DU JOUR: You could choose Judge Denise Pratt (Houston), former Judge Christopher Dupuy (Galveston), or if you change the costume, this could be former District Clerk Jason Murray (Galveston). |
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My heart goes out to the families impacted by this latest situation. Family law cases are horribly disruptive and emotionally wrenching even in the best of circumstances. I can't imagine those transactions being complicated by unethical and/or illegal behaviors from the presiding authority - talk about adding unspeakable insult to injury. Here's hoping that both the voters and the Republican Party can do a better job of cleaning our elected house in the future.