Chris Brown Gets Praise From Judge At Progress Hearing

'No one has ever done a better or more consistent job than you have,' judge tells singer in court.

[artist id="1961441"]Chris Brown[/artist] continues to score praise as he completes the terms of his probation for his much-publicized assault of ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

On Thursday (November 18), the singer attended a progress-report hearing in Los Angeles, which was live-streamed by TMZ, in which Judge Patricia Schnegg lavished praise on the "Deuces" crooner.

"Of all probationers I've ever had, and I've had thousands of probationers, no one has ever done a better or more consistent job than you have," Schnegg said. "And I really want to commend you for taking responsibility, and for actually working diligently to complete all of the things the court has required of you."

Judge Schnegg also remarked that Brown has finished 581 hours of community labor and only has seven more domestic-violence counseling sessions to complete. Brown has another hearing scheduled for January 28 for what Schnegg called one of the last times she plans to see him in court.

"You've done a very good job," Schnegg said of Brown's progress. Schnegg's praise is consistent with other hearings in which the singer has received a positive progress assessment.

Brown, wearing a striped cardigan and dark tie, was mostly silent throughout the brief hearing, nodding occasionally at Schnegg's comments.

Under the terms of Brown's five-year probation sentence in 2009, the singer is responsible for 180 days of community labor and required to attend domestic-violence counseling for up to one year. He was also issued a stay-away order by the judge that bars him from communicating or associating with Rihanna.

Brown's career has been going well since his last August hearing as well. The singer's Tyga-assisted collabo "Deuces" topped the charts, and he premiered the dance-driven video for the club-friendly record "Yeah 3X."