What kind of discipline can the Court impose on a judge?

If the Court finds “clear and convincing evidence” of misconduct, it can impose various types of discipline including:

  • Reprimand
  • Suspension for a specified time period, with or without pay
  • Permanent removal from office

The harsher punishments may result in loss of retirement benefits as well.

If a judge is found to be either mentally or physically disabled, the Court may order limitations on the judge’s activities or retirement from the bench.

Posted in The Court of Judicial Discipline.