TITLE

DCA launches Judicial complaints office

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Joanne
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Lawyer;7/4/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 26, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
17605450

 

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