DCA launches Judicial complaints office

Harris, Joanne
July 2005
Lawyer;7/4/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 26, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA) has announced the beginning of a new era of judicial transparency in the United States, with the establishment of an Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC) and a judicial appointment and conduct ombudsman. The OJC will handle judicial discipline, while the ombudsman will review the OJC's handling of complaints about judicial conduct and investigate judicial appointment complaints. The DCA has launched a recruitment campaign for the ombudsman. The successful candidate will not be connected with the law or the judiciary and will be paid 50,000 pounds annually for working two days per week.


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