News Release

Supreme Court Appoints Members to Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions

The California Supreme Court announced the reappointment of three current members on the Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions.
Oct 19, 2023

The California Supreme Court today announced the reappointment of three current members of the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO), an independent committee that helps inform the judiciary and the public on judicial ethics topics.

Justice Ronald B. Robie of the Third District Court of Appeal; Justice Douglas P. Miller of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two; and Judge Robert Trentacosta of the San Diego Superior Court were reappointed to new four-year terms through 2027.

Justice Robie currently serves as chair and Justice Miller currently serves as vice-chair. Both will be reappointed to their respective roles on the committee in their new terms.

Bios of CJEO members can be found here.

About the Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO)

The Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions is a 12-member advisory committee that includes appellate justices, trial court judges and commissioners. The committee is appointed and authorized by the California Supreme Court, but its work is independent of the court, the Judicial Council, and all other entities. Its opinions are advisory and do not necessarily reflect the views of the California Supreme Court or any other entity.

The committee issues formal opinions, informal opinions, and oral advice on proper judicial conduct pursuant to the California Code of Judicial Ethics and other authorities.