How the Commission Works

The Commission meets approximately four times per year in regularly scheduled meetings and as necessary by telephone conference meetings. The Commission also conducts formal hearings as a Court of Judicial Discipline. The Commission reviews all complaints received. No complaint will be decided solely on the basis of claims made by the complainant. All allegations warranting an investigation will be investigated.

    After initial inquiry, the Commission may dismiss the complaint or conduct a limited or full investigation. A complaint against a judge may be dismissed by the Commission at any time during the investigation if the charge is found to be without merit.

      After dismissal of a complaint, the Commission has the authority to confidentially caution judges regarding their conduct.