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LASC amends rules for judicial discipline

Yesterday, the Louisiana Supreme Court announced amendments to its rules for handling complaints of judicial misconduct. In its press release, the Court summarized the amendments as follows:

  • First, hearings on allegations of judicial misconduct that have been investigated, which had previously been closed to the public, will now be open.  The record and result of the formal proceedings (including counseling letters and deferred disciplinary agreements) will also now be available to the public.
  • Second, after a judge receives a non-public admonishment (which is a non-disciplinary disposition intended to counsel or warn the judge about his or her conduct), any subsequent admonishments within a judge’s term of office (ten years for appellate court judges and six years for district and other judges) shall now be public.
  • Third, information will be made available about confidential non-disciplinary dispositions on the Supreme Court’s website and in Supreme Court publications.

To read the press release, follow this link. To download a copy of the amending order, follow this link.

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