This list is great. Don’t hold your breath for them to actually take any action against a judge, but if you have a valid complaint, FILE IT. Email and keep a copy. Send it to the press also. If they get enough complaints they might actually DO something!
READ ALSO This excellent article by Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq. on Judicial Discipline Reform . He provides very useful reminders and suggestions as to how to get the job done! He identifies the same problems I have seen so many times, provides forms for you to use to keep track of vital information (evidence against that judge!), and tells you step by step how YOU can make a real difference in holding judges accountable in a world where to many think they can do whatever they please!

 

Topics Include

A. Anecdotic allegations v. pattern evidence of judges’ wrongdoing

B. Parties joining forces to audit judges so as to advance their common cause

C. How a party can go about locating others wronged by the same judge

D. Meetings of parties are sessions for division of labor and getting work done

E. From groping for sense in a fog of data to becoming Champions of Justice

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ALSO SHAME THAT JUDGE IN THE PRESS:

I get lots of letters published, and ghost write for others. The keys to getting your Letter published are:
1. Keep it to 250 words or fewer.
2. Do not make it about “poor little old me”. Describe the problem as one which not only affects the individual, but is a senseless or ineffective measure, policy, or law which also harms communities and society. For example, with reentry, the obstacles make it unnecessarily difficult for the individual, but also harm society by making it hard to become productive, spending money and paying taxes in the community, and they cause increased recidivism = increased crime.
3. Speak from your heart.
4. Google any facts you are not sure about.
5. Do not name-call.
Do what works: Write that Letter! 🙂
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Letter to Editor – sign name, town, state, and your phone number (they often call to verify that you sent it), and “Member of Citizens for Criminal JUSTICE” if you like – shows you are part of a large group. 
Send the email to yourself, and put on the “bcc” bar the email addresses for Letters to the Editor for the top ten newspapers in your state and several national ones – The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, U S A Today (google the Letter to Editor email addresses). Any questions, CALL me at 302-423-4067! 🙂
Need a Letter on some criminal justice issue and not a great letter writer? NO EXCUSE! Email me a rough draft and call me and I’ll polish it up! kenabraham3138@gmail.com .

 

 

SAMPLE LETTER:

Letter to the Editor – Who is Judging the Judges?     DATE

I recently was in Family Court (WHATEVER COURT), where, in a 40 minute hearing, Judge (NAME THAT JUDGE) repeatedly denied every objection and motion from one litigant, and granted virtually every objection and motion from the other! At one point the judge actually exclaimed “We can continue if you insist, but I decided two months ago that your client is going to jail”!  I could hardly believe my ears, but there it was: blatant judicial bias.

This is not an unusual occurence. All too often judges abuse their authority because they enjoy almost complete immunity from being sued. Many complaints to official “Judicial Misconduct” bodies fall on deaf ears. There is an entrenched reluctance to discipline errant judges; they refuse to acknowledge the depth of the problem. Too many judges, with their lofty manner and with people bowing to them day in and day out, forget that, like all government officials, they work for us. Judges like Judge (THE NAMED JUDGE) have no business on the bench!

Name, city and state, phone number, Member of CitIzens for Criminal JUSTICE

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Check this out too, but contact the disciplinary body directly – report it to them yourself! http://judgewatch.org/index.html 

 

Sad to say that Federal judges can be impeached, and that is the only remedy! If I remember correctly, it has happened only once – google “Impeachment of Federal Judge”.  If you have a serious problem with an idiot Federal Judge, shame him/her with a Letter to Editor calling for impeachment, and email Congress – all of them!  There are many terrible Federal Judges – I have seen their “work” and will name several in my book! Thanks, Jean!

 

If the conduct of the judge is criminal, email the local prosecutor AND the United States Attorney for your area.

 If anyone thinks they have a complaint, CALL me and I can tell you. READ concerning lawyers, the Cannons of Ethics for the Bar Association in your Sate and for the ABA. For judges, the Code of Judicial Conduct.

 

HERE IS THAT ALL IMPORTANT LIST!

Alabama
Jenny Garrett, Executive Director
Judicial Inquiry Commission
P.O. Box 303400
Montgomery, AL 36130-3400
(334) 242-4089
FAX (334) 353-4043
www.alalinc.net/jic
jic@alalinc.net

John H. Wilkerson, Jr., Secretary
Court of the Judiciary
300 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 242-4093
FAX (334) 242-4017
http://judicial.alabama.gov/judiciary/judiciary.cfm

Alaska
Marla N. Greenstein, Executive Director
Commission on Judicial Conduct
1029 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 550
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-1033
FAX (907) 272-9309
http://www.ajc.state.ak.us/conduct/conduct.html
mgreenstein@acjc.state.ak.us

Arizona
E. Keith Stott, Jr., Executive Director
Commission on Judicial Conduct
1501 W. Washington Street, Suite 229
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3200
FAX (602) 452-3201
www.supreme.state.az.us/ethics
cjc@supreme.sp.state.az.us

Arkansas
David A. Stewart, Executive Director
Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission
Tower Building – Suite # 1060
323 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-1050
FAX (501) 682-1049
www.state.ar.us/jddc
jddc@mail.state.ar.us

California
Victoria B. Henley, Director-Chief Counsel
Commission on Judicial Performance
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14400
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 557-1200
FAX (415) 557-1266

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Colorado
William Campbell, Executive Director and General Counsel
Commission on Judicial Discipline
1560 Broadway, Suite 1850
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 866-6431
http://www.coloradojudicialdiscipline.com/

Connecticut
Peter A. Clark, Executive Director
Judicial Review Council
505 Hudson Street, Room 116
P.O. Box 260099
Hartford, CT 06126-0099
(860) 566-5424
FAX (860) 566-6617
www.ct.gov/jrc

Richard F. Banbury, Executive Director
Council on Probate Judicial Conduct
1 State Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 549-1000
FAX (860) 724-3921

Delaware
Margaret L. Naylor, Clerk
Court on the Judiciary
P.O. Box 369
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 855-7454
FAX (302) 854-6991

District of Columbia
Cathaee J. Hudgins, Executive Director
Commission on Judicial Disabilities & Tenure
515 Fifth Street, NW, Building A, Room 312
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 727-1363
FAX (202) 727-9718
http://cjdt.dc.gov/cjdt/site/default.asp

Florida
Brooke S. Kennerly, Executive Director
Michael Schneider, Associate General Counsel
Judicial Qualifications Commission
1110 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303-6224
(850) 488-1581
FAX (850) 922-6781

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Georgia
Jeffrey R. Davis, Director
Judicial Qualifications Commission
P.O. Box 191
Madison, GA 30650
(706) 343-5891
FAX (706) 342-4593
www.gajqc.com

Hawaii
Gerald Y. Sekiya, Chair
Commission on Judicial Conduct
426 Queen Street, Room 118
Honolulu, HI 96813-2914
(808) 539-4790
FAX (808) 539-4756
http://www.courts.state.hi.us/courts/judicial_conduct/commission_on_judicial_conduct.html

Idaho
James D. Carlson, Executive Director
Judicial Council
P.O. Box 1397
Boise, ID 83701
(208) 334-5213
FAX (208) 334-2253
www.judicialcouncil.idaho.gov/
ijc@idcourts.net

Illinois
Kathy D. Twine, Executive Director & General Counsel
Judicial Inquiry Board
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 14-500
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-5554
FAX (312) 814-5719
www.state.il.us/jib/

Cynthia Y. Cobbs, Acting Secretary
Illinois Courts Commission
222 North LaSalle St., 13th floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 793-3259

Indiana
Adrienne L. Meiring, Counsel
Commission on Judicial Qualifications
30 South Meridian Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-4706
FAX (317) 233-6586
http://www.in.gov/judiciary/jud-qual/filing.html

Iowa
David Boyd, Executive Secretary
Commission on Judicial Qualifications
Judicial Branch Building
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-5241
FAX (515) 242-0014
www.judicial.state.ia.us/representing_yourself/complaints/about_judges/index.asp

Kansas
Carol G. Green, Secretary
Commission on Judicial Qualifications
Kansas Judicial Center, Room 374
301 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1507
(785) 296-3229
FAX (785) 296-1028
www.kscourts.org/appellate-clerk/general/commission-on-judicial-qualifications/default.asp

Edward G. Collister, Jr., Examiner
Commission on Judicial Qualifications
3311 Clinton Parkway Court
Lawrence, KS 66047
(785) 842-3126

Kentucky
James D. Lawson, Executive Secretary
Judicial Conduct Commission
P.O. Box 21868
Lexington, KY 40522-1868
(859) 233-4128
(FAX is the same)
http://courts.ky.gov/jcc/

Louisiana
Dr. Hugh M. Collins, Chief Executive Officer
Judiciary Commission of Louisiana
400 Royal Street, Suite 1190
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 310-2605
FAX (504) 310-2596
www.lasc.org/la_judicial_entities/judiciary_commission.asp

Nancy E. Rix, Commission Legal Counsel
Judiciary Commission of Louisiana
400 Royal Street, Suite 1190
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 310-2598
FAX (504) 310-2596
nrix@lajao.org

Henry Bellamy, Special Counsel
Judiciary Commission of Louisiana
601 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 568-8299
FAX (504) 599-1360
osc@lajao.org

Maine
Cabanne Howard, Executive Secretary and Counsel
Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability
P.O. Box 8058
Portland, ME 04104-8058
(207) 780-4375
FAX (207) 780-4239
http://www.jrd.maine.gov/

Maryland
Steven P. Lemmey, Investigative Counsel
Gary J. Kolb, Executive Secretary
Commission on Judicial Disabilities
100 Community Place, Room 1.210
Crownsville, MD 21032
(410) 514-7044
FAX (410) 514-7098
www.mdcourts.gov/cjd/index.html

Massachusetts
Gillian E. Pearson, Executive Director
Commission on Judicial Conduct
11 Beacon Street, Suite 525
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 725-8050
FAX (617) 248-9938
www.mass.gov/cjc

Michigan
Paul J. Fischer, Executive Director
Judicial Tenure Commission
3034 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 8-450
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 875-5110
FAX (313) 875-5154
jtc.courts.mi.gov

Minnesota
David Paull, Executive Secretary
Board on Judicial Standards
2025 Centre Pointe Blvd.
Suite 180
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
(651) 296-3999
FAX (651) 688-1865
www.bjs.state.mn.us
judicial.standards@state.mn.us

Mississippi
John Toney, Executive Director
Commission on Judicial Performance
P.O. Box 22527
Jackson, MS 39225-2527
(601) 359-1273
FAX (601) 354-6277
www.judperf.state.ms.us
Toney@judperf.state.ms.us

Missouri
James M. Smith, Administrator & Counsel
Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline
2190 S. Mason Road, Suite 201
St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 966-1007
FAX (314) 966-0076
http://governor.mo.gov/boards/show/RETREMOV

Montana
Shauna Ryan, Executive Secretary
Judicial Standards Commission
Room 315, Justice Building
215 North Sanders
Helena, MT 59620-3002
(406) 444-2608
FAX (406) 444-0834
http://courts.mt.gov/library/topic/disqual.mcpx

Nebraska
Janice Walker, Acting Secretary
Commission on Judicial Qualifications
State Court Administrator
1220 State Capitol
P.O. Box 98910
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-3730
FAX (402) 471-2197
www.supremecourt.ne.gov/professional-ethics/judges/index.shtml?sub16

Nevada
David F. Sarnowski, General Counsel and Executive Director
Commission on Judicial Discipline
P.O. Box 48
Carson City, NV 89702
(775) 687-4017
FAX (775) 687-3607
http://judicial.state.nv.us/contentsnjdc3new.htm
ncdinfo@judicial.state.nv.us

New Hampshire
Robert T. Mittelhozer, Executive Secretary
Committee on Judicial Conduct
74 Exeter Street
Newmarket, NH 03857
www.courts.state.nh.us/committees/judconductcomm/index.htm

New Jersey
John Tonelli, Executive Director
Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
3rd Floor, North Wing
P.O. Box 037
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-2552
FAX (609) 292-6848
http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/acjc/index.htm

New Mexico
Randall D. Roybal, Executive Director
Judicial Standards Commission
P.O. Box 27248
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7248
(505) 222-9353
www.nmjsc.org

New York
Robert H. Tembeckjian, Administrator
Commission on Judicial Conduct
61 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
(646) 386-4800
FAX (646) 458-0037
http://www.cjc.ny.gov/
scjc@scjc.state.ny.us

North Carolina
Paul R. Ross, Executive Director
Nancy A. Vecchia, Counsel
Judicial Standards Commission
P.O. Box 1122
Raleigh, NC 27602
(919) 831-3630
FAX (919) 715-4703
www.nccourts.org/Courts/CRS/Councils/JudicialStandards/Default.asp

North Dakota
Paul W. Jacobson, Staff Counsel
Judicial Conduct Commission
P.O. Box 2297
515 1/2 East Broadway, Suite 101
Bismarck, ND 58502
(701) 328-3926
FAX (701) 328-3924

Ohio
Jonathan Coughlan, Disciplinary Counsel
Office of Disciplinary Counsel
The Supreme Court of Ohio
250 Civic Center Drive, Suite 325
Columbus, OH 43215-5454
(614) 461-0256
FAX (614) 461-7205
http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/DisciplinarySys/odc/default.asp
coughlaj@sconet.state.oh.us

Jonathan W. Marshall, Secretary
Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline
65 S. Front Street, 5th floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3431
(614) 387-9370
(888) 664-8345
FAX (614) 387-9379
http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/Boards/BOC/default.asp

Ruth Bope Dangel, Staff Attorney
Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline
65 S. Front Street, 5th floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3431
(614) 387-9370
(888) 664-8345
FAX (614) 387-9379

Eugene Whetzal, General Counsel
Ohio State Bar Association
P.O. Box 16562
Columbus, OH 43216-6562
(614) 487-2050
FAX (614) 487-1008
www.ohiobar.org/
osba@ohiobar.org

Oklahoma
Eric Mitts, Administrative Director
Council on Judicial Complaints
c/o Oklahoma Bar Association
1901 N. Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 522-4800
FAX (405) 522-4752
www.okbar.org/public/judges/council.htm
emitts@mhs.oklaosf.state.ok.us

J. Duke Logan, General Counsel
Council on Judicial Complaints
P.O. Box 588
Vinita, OK 74301
(918) 256-7511
FAX (918) 256-3187

Oregon
Susan D. Isaacs, Executive Director
Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability
P.O. Box 1130
Beaverton, OR 97075
(503) 626-6776
FAX (503) 626-6787
http://courts.oregon.gov/CJFD/
judfit@worldstar.com

Pennsylvania
Joseph Massa, Jr., Chief Counsel
Judicial Conduct Board
601 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 3500
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0901
P.O. Box 62525
(717) 234-7911
www.judicialconductboardofpa.org/
Henry B. FitzPatrick, Jr., Counsel
Wanda Sweigart, Court Administrator
Court of Judicial Discipline
601 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 5500
Harrisburg, PA 17106-2595
P.O. Box 62595
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2595
(717) 772-3771
FAX (717) 772-3774
www.cjdpa.org

Rhode Island
Christina Nardi, Executive Assistant
Commission on Judicial Tenure & Discipline
Licht Judicial Complex
250 Benefit Street, Room 604
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-1188
FAX (401) 222-1493
www.courts.state.ri.us/supreme/jtd/defaultjtd.htm

South Carolina
Lesley M. Coggiola, Disciplinary Counsel
Deborah S. McKeown, Assistant Disciplinary Counsel
Karen Cordell, Administrative Assistant
Commission on Judicial Conduct
1015 Sumter Street, Suite 305
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-1965
FAX (803) 734-0363
www.judicial.state.sc.us/discCounsel/commissionJC.cfm

South Dakota
Judicial Qualifications Commission
P.O. Box 1358
Huron, SD 57350
(605) 353-7173
http://www.sdjudicial.com/jqc/Default.aspx

Tennessee
Cecil Crowson, Clerk
Court of the Judiciary
100 Supreme Court Building
7th and Charlotte
Nashville, TN 37243-0606
(615) 741-2681
FAX (615) 532-8757
http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/geninfo/COJ/COJindex.htm

Timothy Discenza
Disciplinary Counsel
Tennessee Court of the Judiciary
P.O. Box 3088
Memphis, Tennessee 38173
901-523-0428

Don R. Ash, Presiding Judge
20 Public Square North, Room 409
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Texas
Seana Willing, Executive Director
State Commission on Judicial Conduct
P.O. Box 12265, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
(512) 463-5533
FAX (512) 463-0511
http://www.scjc.state.tx.us/

Utah
Colin Winchester, Executive Director
2540 Washington Boulevard, Suite 703
Ogden, UT 84401
(801) 626-3369
FAX (801) 626-3390
www.jcc.utah.gov/
cwinchester@utah.gov

Vermont
Steven A. Adler
Judicial Conduct Board
P.O. Box 189
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-0189
802-748-8161
www.vermontjudiciary.org/LC/MasterPages/Judicialconductboard.aspx

Virginia
Donald R. Curry, Counsel
Kenneth Montero, Assistant Counsel
Judicial Inquiry & Review Commission
P.O. Box 367
Richmond, VA 23218-0367
(804) 786-6636
FAX (804) 371-0650
http://www.courts.state.va.us/agencies/jirc/home.html

Washington
Reiko Callner, Executive Director
State Commission on Judicial Conduct
P.O. Box 1817
Olympia, WA 98507
(360) 753-4585
FAX (360) 586-2918
http://www.cjc.state.wa.us/About_CJC/about.htm
cjc@cjc.state.wa.us

West Virginia
Charles R. Garten, Counsel
Nancy Black, Executive Secretary
Judicial Investigation Commission
P.O. Box 1629
Charleston, WV 25326-1629
(304) 558-0169
FAX (304) 558-0831
www.state.wv.us/wvsca/JIC/cover.htm

Daniel Staggers, Counsel
Judicial Hearing Board
P.O. Box 876
Keyser, WV 26726
(802) 788-5749

Wisconsin
James C. Alexander, Executive Director
Judicial Commission
110 East Main Street, Suite 700
Madison, WI 53703-3328
(608) 266-7637
FAX (608) 266-8647
www.wicourts.gov/about/committees/judicialcommission/index.htm
judcom@courts.state.wi.us

Wyoming
Carol A. Collins, Executive Director
Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics
P.O. Box 2645
Cheyenne, WY 82003
(307) 778-7792
FAX (307) 778-8689
judicialconduct-wy.us
ccollins@judicialconduct-wy.us