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Commission on Judicial Conduct Rules of Procedure


PREFACE

Pursuant to Article IV, Section 31 of the Washington State Constitution, the Commission on Judicial Conduct adopted rules of procedure and rules for confidentiality effective on September 18, 1996, and subsequently amended such rules effective on September 15, 1999, January 15, 2000, January 16, 2001, October 20, 2005, May 10, 2007, July 14, 2007 and June 18, 2010.

 

Table of Rules

PREAMBLE

TERMINOLOGY

SECTION I. ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE

RULE
1. DISCIPLINARY AUTHORITY
2. THE COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT
  (a) Purpose.
  (b) Jurisdiction.
3. ORGANIZATION AND AUTHORITY OF THE COMMISSION
  (a) Meetings.
  (b) Officers.
  (c) Quorum.
  (d) Powers and duties.
  (e) Recusal.
  (f) Presiding Officer, Authority.
4. INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER
  (a) Appointment.
  (b) Powers and duties.
5. COMMISSION COUNSEL
 
  (a) Appointment.
  (b) Powers and duties.
 

SECTION II. GENERAL PROVISIONS

RULE
  6. DISCIPLINE
 
  (a) Grounds.
  (b) Discipline.
(c) Mitigating/aggravating factors.
(d) Sanctions.
  (e) Required appearance.
7. PROOF
8. CIVIL RULES APPLICABLE
9. RIGHT TO COUNSEL
10. EX PARTE CONTACTS
  11. CONFIDENTIALITY
 
(a) Investigative and initial proceedings.
(b) Hearings on statement of charges.
(c) Commission Deliberations.
(d) General Applicability.
  12. [Reserved]
  13. SERVICE
  14. SUBPOENA POWER
 
(a) Oaths.
(b) Subpoenas for investigation, deposition, or hearing.
(c) Enforcement of subpoenas.
(d) Quashing subpoena.
(e) Service, witnesses, fees.
  15. [Reserved]
  16. NOTIFICATION OF FINAL DISPOSITION
 

SECTION III. DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

RULE
  17. SCREENING AND INVESTIGATION
(a) General.
(b) Screening.
(c) Preliminary investigation.
(d) Initial proceedings.
(e) Notice of complaint to respondent.
  18. [Reserved]
19. STATEMENT OF CHARGES
(a) General.
(b) Amendments to statement of charges or answer.
20. ANSWER
(a) Time.
(b) Waiver of privilege.
21. FAILURE TO ANSWER/FAILURE TO APPEAR
(a) Failure to answer.
(b) Failure to appear.
22. DISCLOSURE AND DISCOVERY
 
(a) Disclosure.
(b) Discovery following statement of charges.
23. STIPULATIONS
(a) Submission.
(b) Entry of Order.
24. HEARING
(a) Scheduling.
(b) Conduct of hearing.
(c) Dismissal or recommendation for discipline.
(d) Submission of the report.
(e) Motion for reconsideration.
25. REVIEW BY SUPREME COURT
26. [Reserved]
 

SECTION IV. SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS

 

RULE

  27. CASES INVOLVING ALLEGATIONS OF MENTAL OR PHYSICAL INCAPACITY
 
(a) Initiation of incapacity proceedings.
(b) Proceedings to determine incapacity generally.
(c) Waiver.
(d) Stipulated disposition.
(e) Reinstatement from incapacity status.
 

28. REINSTATEMENT OF ELIGIBILITY

  29. COMPLIANCE PROCEEDINGS

 


 

COMMENTS

Comments to Rules of Procedure.

 

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