A California Supreme Court ethics committee invites public comment on a draft opinion which advises that a judge generally cannot use the court’s case management system to search for information on a party, attorney, or facts relevant to the case before the judge.
A state Supreme Court committee today posted a summary of oral advice given to an appellate justice about disqualification for prior assignment as a coordination judge in a matter now on appeal before the justice.
A state Supreme Court committee this month posted a summary of oral advice given to an appellate justice about serving on the advisory panel of a civil liberties program for the California State Library.
The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions invites public comment on a draft opinion about a trial court judge’s duty to disclose campaign contributions and other types of campaign assistance.
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) advised that an appellate court justice cannot contact a superior court presiding judge regarding misconduct by a superior court research attorney related to a pending appellate matter.
Judge Kenneth K. So of the Superior Court of San Diego County and Judge George J. Abdallah, Jr. of the Superior Court of San Joaquin County were both reappointed; Commissioner Belinda Handy of the Superior Court of Riverside County was appointed to serve a four-year term.
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) on Monday advised that an appellate justice had no obligation to disqualify because of a prior professional acquaintanceship with leaders of an association that filed an amicus curiae brief.