Judicial Conduct & Disability

Public Notice

JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT AND DISABILITY

Congress has created a procedure that permits any person to file a complaint in
the courts about the behavior of federal judges;but not about the decisions
federal judges make in deciding cases. Below is a link to the rules that explain
what may be complained about, who may be complained about, where to file a
complaint, and how the complaint will be processed according to guidelines outlined
by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals "Rules Governing Complaints of Judicial
Misconduct or Disability. "

Almost all complaints in recent years have been dismissed because they do not
follow the law about such complaints. The law says that complaints about
judges’ decisions and complaints with no evidence to support them must be
dismissed. If you are a litigant in a case and believe the judge made a wrong
decision—even a very wrong decision—you may not use this procedure to
complain about the decision. An attorney can explain the rights you have as a
litigant to seek review of a judicial decision.

5th Circuit Court of Appeals http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov

Rules Governing Complaints of Judicial Misconduct or Disability