Louisiana Supreme Court - 400 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 | Tel: 504-310-2300 Hon. Bernette J. Johnson. Chief Justice.  John Tarlton Olivier., Clerk of Court.  Sandra A. Vujnovich. Judicial Administrator
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 The Judiciary Commission of Louisiana

The Judiciary Commission of Louisiana, created in 1968 by an amendment to Article I, constitution of 1921, is continued in existence by Article V, Section 25, Constitution of 1974.



On recommendation of the Judiciary Commission, the Supreme Court may censure, suspend with or without salary, remove from office, or involuntarily retire a judge for willful misconduct relating to his official duty, willful and persistent failure to perform his duty, persistent and public conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice that brings the judicial office into disrepute, and conduct while in office which would constitute a felony, or conviction of a felony.

On recommendation of the Judiciary Commission, the Supreme Court may disqualify a judge from exercising any judicial function, without loss of salary, during pendency of disciplinary proceedings in the Supreme Court.

On recommendation of the Judiciary Commission, the Supreme Court may retire involuntarily a judge for disability that seriously interferes with the performance of his duties and that is or is likely to become permanent.

The Commissions' jurisdiction includes justices and judges of all courts of this state, including commissioners, magistrates, justices of the peace, and mayors who perform judicial functions.



In accordance with Rule XXIII, Section 23, of the Rules of the Supreme Court, all documents filed with and evidence and proceedings before the Commission are confidential unless and until the Commission files a recommendation for discipline or retirement with the Supreme Court. The record filed by the Commission with the Supreme Court and the proceedings before the Supreme Court are not confidential. Once a recommendation is filed with the Supreme Court, it becomes public as any other case before the Court.



The Commission consists of nine members who shall serve four-year terms: one court of appeal judge and two district judges selected by the Supreme Court; two attorneys admitted to the practice of law for at least ten years and one attorney admitted to the practice of law for at least three but not more than ten years, selected by the Conference of Court of Appeal judges; and three citizens, not lawyers, judges or public officials, selected by the Louisiana District Judges Association. Members of the Judiciary Commission are not allowed to succeed themselves as members of the Commission.


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Judiciary Commission of Louisiana Overview Code of Judicial Conduct
FAQ - General Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XXIII
FAQ - Judges Rules of the Judiciary Commission
Practice Procedures During Formal Proceedings Judicial Complaint Form




Submit Complaints to:

Office of Special Counsel
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 568-8299

Sandra A. Vujnovich
Chief Executive Officer
400 Royal Street, Suite 1190
New Orleans, LA 70130-8101


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Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Clerk of Court's Office (504) 310-2300
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