Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission

Statistical Data

Statistical Data

Complaints, Dispositions and Workload Data

The Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission received 224 complaints and disposed of 216 complaints during 2018. The following information shows statistical data on the complaints processed in 2018.

Source of Complaints Subject Matter of Allegations
Anonymous 7 Abuse of power 69
Commission Motion 6 Conflict of Interest 0
Attorneys 11 Corruption/Fraud 33
Litigants 172 Delay 5
Judge/Court Personnel 0 One-sided Communication 13
Non-litigating Individual 14 Failure to Perform
Public Official 1 Improper Election/Political Conduct 13
Improper Influence 5
Complaints Filed by Court Inappropriate Public Comment 2
Supreme Court 8 Injudicious Temperament 25
Court of Appeals 2 Legal Error 15
Circuit Court 182 Off the Bench Misconduct 1
District 52 Nepotism 0
County 0 Partiality/Bias/Prejudice 8
City 0 Physical/Mental Disability 0
Federal 4 Procedural/Administrative Irregularity 0
Unknown 0 Sexual Misconduct 0
Other 5 Use of Intoxicating Beverages or Drugs 1
Nature of Litigation
Criminal 96
Domestic Relations 56 Miscellaneous
General Civil 23 Appearances by a judge 0
Juvenile 3 Appearances by judge’s attorney 0
Mental Illness 1 Formal disciplinary hearings 0
Probate 9 Supreme Court Referral for Interim Suspension 0
Small Claims 3 Supreme Court granting interim Suspension of a judge 0
Traffic 11
Non-litigation 22

2018 Docket
Complaints received during 2018 224
Disposition of Complaints:
Complaints dismissed 216
Informal adjustments 0
Public admonitions 2
Public reprimands/censure 1
Judicial resignation/retirement during investigation 0
Suspension from office with pay 0
Recommendation to Supreme Court for:
Suspension for misconduct 0
Removal for misconduct 0
Suspension for disability 0
Removal for disability 0

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