The Washington State Commission on Judicial Discipline recently
announced the availability of a comprehensive database of judicial
discipline actions. The database includes public actions since the
establishment of the Commission's predecessor, the Judicial Qualifications
Commission, in December 1980.
The database may be searched by:
- first name and/or last name
- type of disciplinary action taken
- court level
Search results are presented in chronological order and include links
to related documents through the complaint number. Available documents
include formal complaints, answers to complaints, reports and
recommendations, Supreme Court opinions, letters of admonishment, and
other disciplinary documents.
This database is more comprehensive than
either of the comparable databases on LexisNexis (WASH;WAJETH)
or Westlaw (WAETH-DISP).
For additional information about Washington ethics opinions concerning
judges, attorneys, and executive branch employees, see the guide on
Washington Ethics Opinions.