Membership and Staff


The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission is comprised of nine members who are residents of Arkansas. The three judicial members are appointed by the Supreme Court. The three lawyer members are licensed to practice in Arkansas, and are appointed, one by the Attorney General, one by the President of the Senate, and one by the Speaker of the House. The three public members, who are neither lawyers nor judges, are appointed by the Governor. Alternate members are also selected for each member. With the exception of the initial appointees, each member and alternate serves a six year term, and is eligible for reappointment to a second full term. A Commission Chairman serves as the leader of each commission meeting. 

Brief biographies of the members and alternate members may be found at the Commission Members page.  

The Commission appoints an attorney to serve as Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for hiring and supervising the staff and any special assistants, carrying out the Commission's directions and policies, and acting as Chief Administrator.

The Agency employs six (6) full-time employees:

David J. Sachar, JD., Executive Director
Emily White, JD., Deputy Executive Director
Elanore L. Davis MBA, MPA, Fiscal Manager
 Michael Casanova, BS, Investigator
LaWanda Y. Stanfield, Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Ashtine M. Price MA, JD, Legal/Administrative Secretary