The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions issued a formal ethics opinion about the duties of a presiding judge or other judge with supervisory duties when investigating a complaint filed against a trial judge.
Draft opinion lays out duties of a supervising judge when investigating a complaint against a trial court judge; deadline to comment is Oct. 13.
The Supreme Court of California on Friday announced three appointments to the State Bar of California’s Committee of Bar Examiners.
The Supreme Court of California on Wednesday announced it has hired retired Presiding Justice Arthur G. Scotland to spearhead an independent investigation into the partial disclosure related to the July Bar exam.
Can a presiding judge disqualify an entire bench? The answer is a decisive “no”, according to the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions, the ethical rule is that no judge may decide if another judge is disqualified. But they also gave...
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) issued oral advice that a judge may administer the oath of office to a newly elected district attorney. CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2016-018 concludes that because judges are authorized by law to administer the oath of office that all public office holders are required to take under the California Constitution, doing so is an official function of judicial office.
Recent U.S. Supreme Court's Williams v. Pennsylvania case applies a disqualification standard for former prosecutors similar to earlier California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) advice—CJEO extends its advice to service in a prior conviction.
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.
Committee says a judge must avoid bias or the appearance of bias and avoid the appearance that the specialty bar association is in a special position to influence the judge.
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) issued oral advice that judges must follow a new law prohibiting compensation for solemnizing a marriage--legislation effective January 1, 2017, changes the law.
Public comment helps the Supreme Court of California’s Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions draft advisory opinions on ethics issues of importance to California’s judges—it also helps them decide whether to publish an opinion or redraft based on the comments received.
The California Supreme Court announced the reappointment of two current members and the appointment of a new member to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions.