ABOUT THE COMPLAINT PROCESS

If you wish to submit a complaint regarding allegations of judicial misconduct or incapacity, you may do so by electronically completing a complaint form, which can be accessed below.

Allegations of judicial misconduct or incapacity should be clearly stated, and complainants must identify the judge against whom the allegations are made. Complaints which do not identify a subject judge, or which identify an entire class of court are insufficient and will not be reviewed. If applicable, supporting information such as transcripts, video and/or audio recordings, photographs, or written correspondence should be submitted in conjunction with complaints.

Once a complaint is submitted, it is forwarded to the Commission’s Director for initial screening and review. If, after review, the Director determines that the information submitted raises allegations that would constitute judicial misconduct or incapacity if true, the Director will conduct a Preliminary Investigation. In appropriate circumstances, the Investigative Panel may authorize a Full Investigation and may recommend discipline, or after review, it may dismiss complaints. The Director and Commission Staff will periodically update complainants regarding the status of their complaints, however, investigating allegations of judicial misconduct or incapacity can oftentimes take several weeks or months to complete.

Prior to final submission of a complaint, you will be asked to verify that to the best of your knowledge, the information you have submitted is true, correct, and complete. Further, please be advised that you may be asked to appear before the Commission and provide sworn testimony related to the allegations contained within your complaint.

If you have questions about the complaint process, you can reach the Commission at 404-558-6940.

Complaint Form