Holding Kentucky Judges Accountable

The Judicial Conduct Commission is authorized to take disciplinary action against a sitting Kentucky Judge. The Commission also has authority over trial commissioners, domestic relations commissioners, master commissioners and attorneys who are candidates for judicial office.

The Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct, SCR 4.300, outlines the basic rules of ethics and right conduct under which Kentucky judges must operate. The vast majority of Kentucky judged perform their job functions honorably and honestly, everyone makes mistakes now and then, but there may always be a rotten few. Systems are in place to detect and correct deviations from the accepted norms.

Although the Judicial Conduct Commission may investigate a judge’s performance upon its own initiative, anyone may file a written complaint that will be evaluated and investigated, as appropriate.

The form for a written complaint to the Judicial Conduct Commission may be found here: How to file a complaint.

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