Judicial Conduct and 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.

Complaint Form

Information and Instructions for Filing a Complaint Under the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act in the Third Circuit

Instructions from the Judicial Conference of the United States for filing a Complaint of Judicial Misconduct or Judicial Disability Against a Federal Judge

 Rules for Judicial-Conduct and Judicial-Disability Proceedings and Complaint Form (effective April 10, 2008)

Judicial Conduct and Disability Opinions (as of April 1, 2013)