Judicial Conduct & Disability

The Judicial Conduct and Disability Act allows complaints alleging that a covered federal judge has engaged in conduct prejudicial to the effective and expeditious administration of the business of the courts or is unable to discharge the duties of office because of mental or physical disability. Cognizable misconduct does NOT include, among other things, an allegation that calls into question the correctness of a judge’s ruling, including a failure to recuse.
Under the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act, a “covered judge” is limited to judges of United States courts of appeals, judges of United States district courts, judges of United States bankruptcy courts, United States magistrate judges, and judges of the courts specified in 28 U.S.C. § 363. Judges who are NOT covered under the Act include Justices of the United States Supreme Court and state court judges.
Below are links to the rules that govern the judicial-complaint process, a form that may be used to file a judicial complaint, and additional information about filing a judicial complaint.


Final Orders on Complaints of Judicial Misconduct or Disability

Year Issued