Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline
The Commission is made up of seven members: two judges, two lawyers, and three members of the public. The judges are appointed by the state Supreme Court, the attorneys are appointed by the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada, and members of the public are appointed by the Governor.
The Commission on Judicial Discipline was established by a Constitutional amendment on November 2, 1976
Assembly Bill 496
Assembly Bill 496, approved in 2009 to take effect January 1, 2010, amends certain provisions governing judicial discipline. Among other things, AB 496 requires the Commission to prepare annual and biennial reports concerning the status of complaints filed, requires the Commission to resolve complaints within 18 months, requires a judge to respond to formal complaints within 20 days, and adds public admonishment and public reprimand to the existing forms of discipline the Commission is authorized to use.
These provisions lessen the amount of time that the Commission has to address complaints and lessen the amount of time that a complainant has to make an allegation of misconduct.
Commission on Judicial Discipline
P.O. Box 48
Carson City, NV 89702
Phone: (775) 687-4017
Fax: (775) 687-3607