Press Releases

DateSubject of Release
05/19/21Announcement of Judicial Candidacy
03/19/21JDDC Appointments
03/26/20Statement to Arkansas Judiciary
03/03/20Fundraising For Judicial Run-Off Elections
01/21/20JDDC New Commission Members, 2019
08/05/19Judicial Campaign Memo 
6/26/19Judicial Ethics Election Training 
6/14/19Judge Wendall Griffen (Dismissal) 
3/31/19Announcement of Judicial Candidacy 
2/22/19Judge Philip Smith (Letter of Reprimand)
11/21/18Chief Justice John Dan Kemp,Associate Justice Robin Wynne,Associate Justice Courtney Goodson,Associate Justice Jo Hart,Associate Justice Karen Baker,Associate Justice Rhonda Wood, Justice Shawn Womack (Dismissal) 
11/16/18Judge David Carruth (Letter of Admonishment) 
11/16/18Judge Jim O’Hern (Letter of Admonishment) 
10/04/18Justice Shawn Womack (Formal Statement of Charges) 
09/20/18Chief Justice John Dan Kemp,Associate Justice Robin Wynne,Associate Justice Courtney Goodson,Associate Justice Jo Hart,Associate Justice Karen Baker,Associate Justice Rhonda Wood (Formal Statement of Charges) 
08/20/18Judge Wendell Griffen (Order, Order Denying Motion to Dismiss)
07/13/18Judge Mary Spencer McGowan (Letter of Censure) 
06/08/18Judge Wendell Griffen (Formal Charges Filed) 
11/17/17Judge Bobby McCallister (Public Announcement of Negotiated Resolution) 
09/20/17Judicial Election Campaign Training 
07/11/17Judge Bobby McCallister (Formal Charges Filed) 
06/13/17 Judge Bobby McCallister (Acknowledgement of Open Investigation) 
04/25/17Judge William “Bill” Pearson (Letter of Admonishment) 
03/28/17Judge Tom Hughes (Dismissal with Cautionary Language) 
03/17/17Campaign committees may begin soliciting or accepting contributions on November 23, 2017
03/17/17Candidates for elective judicial offices may announce their candidacy publicly on May 22, 2017
03/03/17Judge Wade Naramore (Dismissal of JDDC Case No. 15.245, et. al.) 
02/27/17Keith Pike, Appointed to Commission
01/03/17Judge Timothy Parker of Eureka Springs, Arkansas (Letter of Removal from Office) 
12/08/16Global Anti-Corruption Day, December 9th 
11/18/16Judge Mary McGowan of Little Rock, Arkansas (Letter of Informal Adjustment) 
07/15/16James L. Williams II, of Jefferson County, Arkansas (Letter of Informal Adjustment) 
05/09/16 Judge Joseph Boeckmann of Wynne, Arkansas (Letter of Resignation) 
04/06/16Judge O. Joseph Boeckmann, Jr. (Final Scheduling Order)  
03/18/16Rule 4.4 of the Code of Judicial Conduct (Solicit and Accept campaign contributions) 
03/07/16Attorney Judy Simmons Henry of Little Rock, Arkansas (Appointed to the JEAC) 
02/18/16Judge Wade Naramore of Garland County, Arkansas (Temporary Suspension)  
02/08/16Judge Joseph Boeckmann, Jr. of Cross County District Court Wynne, Arkansas (Response to Amended Statement of Allegations) 
01/19/16Judge Joseph Boeckmann of Cross County District Court, Wynne, Arkansas (AMENDED Statement of Allegations) 
01/19/16 Candidate Joe Serebrov of Sheridan, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion 2015-03) 
12/17/15 Judge Joseph Boeckmann, Jr of Cross County District Court, Wynne, Arkansas (Response to Allegations) 
11/17/15 Judge Joseph Boeckmann of Cross County District Court, Wynne, Arkansas (Statement of Allegations) 
8/27/15Retired Judge Edwin Alderson appointed as Chairperson for the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee 
7/15/15Campaign committees may begin soliciting or accepting contributions on September 4, 2015 
5/15/15 Judge Edwin A. Keaton of Camden, Arkansas (Letter of Reprimand) 
5/06/15Candidates for elective judicial offices may announce their candidacy publicly on May 25, 2015 
5/06/15Campaign committees established for and on behalf of candidates for judicial elections may begin soliciting or accepting contributions on November 26, 2015 
3/24/15 Former Judicial Candidate Attorney Jeannette Robertson of Craighead County (Letter of Admonishment)  
1/16/15Judge George Van Hook of El Dorado, Arkansas (Letter of Censure) 
11/21/14Judge Doug Martin (Letter of Censure) (Press Release) 
9/19/14Judge Don Bourne (Letter of Informal Adjustment) (Press Release) 
9/11/14Judge Michael A. Maggio (Per Curiam from Supreme Court of Arkansas) (Press Release) 
8/06/14Judge Michael A. Maggio (Letter of Suspension and Removal from Office) (Press Release)  
4/08/14Judge Michael A. Maggio (Press Release)  
3/21/14Judge Keith Blackman of Craighead County (Letter of Admonishment)  
3/06/14Ernest Sanders, Jr. of Little Rock, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion 2014-02)  
2/06/14Judge Gerald Kent Crow of Berryville, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion 2013-04) and Judge Bart Virden of Morrilton, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion 2014-01) 
11/15/13 Judge Philip G. Smith of Pocahontas, Arkansas (Letter of Informal Adjustment) 
10/04/132014 Judicial Elections (campaign contributions may be solicited/accepted on November 21, 2013) 
09/20/13Judge Annie Powell Hendricks of Fort Smith, Arkansas (Letter of Informal Adjustment) 
05/17/13Judge Gerald Kent Crow of Berryville, Arkansas Carroll County (Letter of Reprimand and Letter of Censure) and Judge Robert Batton of Jacksonville, Arkansas (Letter of Reprimand) 
05/02/13Judge Ralph Ohm of Hot Springs, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion 2013-02) 
04/11/13Judge Stephen Tabor of Fort Smith, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion 2013-01) 
03/29/13Judge Robert Bynum Gibson of Monticello, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion 2013-03) 
10/25/12Judge Ken Harper of Monticello, Arkansas (Letter of Resignation)  
10/04/12Judge Sam Pope of Hamburg, AR (Order of Suspension) 
09/26/12Judge Larry Hayes of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas (Letter of Retirement) 
09/20/12Judge Ken Harper of Monticello, Arkansas (Formal Statement of Charges)  
09/07/12Judge Sam Pope of Hamburg, AR (Letter of Suspension without Pay) 
04/27/12Judge Brad Karren of Rogers, Arkansas (Letter of Reprimand) and Judge Edwin Keaton of Camden, Arkansas (Letter of Censure) 
11/18/11Judge Mary Ann Gunn of Fayetteville, Arkansas (Public Dismissal Letter) 
11/18/11Judge Ken Harper of Monticello, Arkansas (Letter of Public Reprimand and Letter of Censure) 
05/05/11Judge L.T. Simes of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas (Letter of Reprimand) 
03/18/11Judge Joseph Boeckmann of Wynne, Arkansas (Letter of Admonishment) 
01/14/11Judge Stanley Ludwig of Springdale, Arkansas (Letter of Resignation)  
11/19/10Judge L.T. Simes of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas (Findings and Recommendations) 
09/28/10Judge L.T. Simes of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas (Report and Recommendation of Panel)  
09/01/10Judge Mary Ann Gunn of Fayetteville, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion 2010-01) 
03/19/10Judge Barry Sims of Little Rock, Arkansas (Letter of Admonishment) and Judge Mark Johnson of Ash Flat, Arkansas (Letter of Admonishment) 
01/25/10Judge Willard Proctor of Little Rock, Arkansas (Supreme Court Mandate to remove Judge Willard Proctor) 
11/05/09Judge L.T. Simes of Helena, Arkansas (Order of Suspension) 
08/20/09Advisory Opinion 2009-04, Issues in Judicial Campaigns–New Arkansas Code of Judicial Conduct, effective July 1, 2009 
08/18/09Judge Donald E. Warren, Sr of Altheimer, Arkansas (Letter of Resignation) 
06/22/09Judge John Fogleman of Marion, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion)  
01/16/09Judge Edwin Keaton of Camden (Letter of Reprimand) 
01/16/09Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Jim Gunter (Letter of Reprimand) 
01/16/09Judge L.T.Simes of Helena, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
12/17/08Judge L.T. Simes of Helena, Arkansas (Formal Statement of Charges) and Special Judge Donald Warren of Jefferson County, Arkansas (Formal Statement of Charges) 
12/17/08Judge Mark Leverett of Little Rock, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion)  
11/21/08Judge Mary McGowan of Little Rock, AR and Judge L.T. Simes of West Helena, AR (Letter of Reprimand) 
08/28/08Judge John N. Fogleman, Marion, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
08/26/08Judge Charles E. Clawson, Jr, Conway, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
08/06/08Judge Stephen Tedder, DeQueen, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
03/12/08Judge Stephen Choate, Heber Springs, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
02/28/08Judicial Candidate Laurie A. Bridewell, Lake Village, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
10/18/07Judge Marion A. Humphrey, Little Rock, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
08/08/07Judge Wendell Griffen, Little Rock, Arkansas 
04/03/07Circuit Judge James A. Cox of Fort Smith, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
04/18/07Attorney Cathleen Compton of Little Rock, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
10/30/06Attorney Ray Spruell of Jonesboro, Arkansas 
06/13/06District Judge Phil Shoffner of Searcy, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
5/24/06Final Actions for Judge L.T. Simes of West Helena, Arkansas and Judge Jim Bob Steel of Nashville, Arkansas
05/22/06Appointment of Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee members 
05/08/06Circuit Judge Marion Humphrey of Little Rock, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
02/16/06Judge David Stewart of Little Rock, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
01/30/06Attorney Ray Spruell of Jonesboro, Arkansas 
12/07/05Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Dawson of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
12/07/05Circuit Court Judge David N. Laser of Jonesboro, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
06/10/05Judge Fred D. Davis, III, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Final Decision and Order and Dissenting Opinion 
06/03/05City Court Judge Steven G. Howard of Tuckerman and Swifton, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
05/24/05District Court Judge Herbert T. Wright of Wrightsville, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
05/12/05Attorney Kenneth B. Baim of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
04/29/05District Court Judge David Stewart of Little Rock, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
01/19/05Jackson County District Court Judge Barbara A. Griffin (Advisory Opinion) 
11/30/04Nashville/Howard County District Court Judge Edwin J. Alford 
10/19/04Phillips County Circuit Court Judge L. T. Simes 
08/24/04Circuit Court Judge Craig Hannah of Searcy, Arkansas (Advisory Opinion) 
06/28/04Judge Fred D. Davis, III 
06/15/04Judge John Homer Wright of Hot Springs, Arkansas. (Advisory Opinion) 
05/27/04Court of Appeals Judge Terry Crabtree (Advisory Opinion) 
05/25/04Benton Court Circuit Judge Jay Finch 
05/10/04Circuit Court Judge Ralph Wilson, Jr. of Mississippi County, AR (Advisory Opinion) 
03/05/04Circuit Court Judge Mary Ann Gunn of Washington and Madison Counties, AR (Advisory Opinion) 

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