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The Center for Judicial Ethics is a clearinghouse
for information about judicial ethics and discipline.

The CJE provides research support for the conduct commissions that investigate complaints of judicial misconduct and tracks opinions issued by ethics advisory committees.  Each year, the CJE responds to hundreds of requests for information from reporters, judges, lawyers, and others.  The CJE publishes the Judicial Conduct Reporter and other resources on judicial ethics.  Every two years, the CJE presents the National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics.  As a private organization, the CJE does not have the authority to discipline or investigate judges. The CJE became part of the NCSC in 2014, following the dissolution of the American Judicature Society.


Top Judicial Ethics Stories of 2015

Most-Requested Center Resources

When confidentiality ceases in judicial discipline proceedings 

Composition of state judicial conduct commissions 

Available sanctions in judicial discipline proceedings

Social media and judicial ethics 
Updated August 2016

Judicial disqualification based on campaign contributions
Updated June 5, 2015 

Case-law following Republican Party of Minnesota v. White
Updated August 2016 

Pro se litigants and the code of judicial conduct
Added January 2016

Other Resources

Federal judicial conduct

American Bar Association Model Code of Judicial Conduct

Judicial Ethics Forum
An academic discussion of judicial ethics, discipline,
and disqualification

Judicial Disqualification Resource Center

Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct