Press Release

Press Release Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct Notice Inviting Comment on Proposed Rule Changes

Massachusetts CJC Notice Inviting Public Comment on Proposed Rule Changes
For immediate release:
9/17/2018
  • Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct

Media Contact for Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct Notice Inviting Comment on Proposed Rule Changes

Howard Neff, Executive Director

Boston, MA The Commission on Judicial Conduct invites public comments on proposed amendments to Commission on Judicial Conduct Rule 12.  The proposed amendments include a standard of proof which must be met before the CJC is required to appoint counsel for a judge who is subject to a complaint alleging judicial disability.  The proposed amendments also clarify certain other aspects of CJC Rule 12.    

Information:  The proposed amendments are attached to this press release.

The Commission on Judicial Conduct welcomes all comments on the proposed amendments. Comments should be directed to the CJC either by First Class mail to Howard Neff, Executive Director, Commission on Judicial Conduct, 11 Beacon Street, Suite 525, Boston, MA 02018, or by email to comments@cjc.state.ma.us.  Comments are due on or before October 22, 2018.

The comments received will be made available to the public.  Following the public comment period, the Commission on Judicial Conduct will submit the proposed amendments and the public comments to the Supreme Judicial Court for approval, pursuant to G.L. c. 211C, sec. 3.

###

Media Contact for Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct Notice Inviting Comment on Proposed Rule Changes

Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct 

The Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct (CJC) is the state agency responsible for investigating complaints alleging that a state court judge has engaged in judicial misconduct or has a disability preventing him or her from properly performing judicial duties.

The CJC is also responsible for pursuing, when it is appropriate, remedial action or discipline against state court judges.
Feedback