Judicial Conduct & Disability

Codes of Conduct and related sources of authority provide standards of behavior for judges and others in the federal court family.  The Judicial Conduct and Disability Act allows complaints alleging that a federal judge has engaged in “conduct prejudicial to the effective and expeditious administration of the business of the courts” or has become, by reason of a temporary or permanent condition, “unable to discharge the duties” of the judicial office.

Any person may file a complaint in the courts about the behavior of federal judges – but not about the decisions federal judges make in deciding cases.

Review the links below for information about judicial misconduct or disability complaints.

Judicial Misconduct or Disability Complaint Information
Judicial Misconduct or Disability Complaint Rules
Judicial Misconduct or Disability Complaint Form