Judicial Discipline & Ethics

Judicial Discipline & Ethics

The United States legal system is based upon the principle that an independent, impartial, and competent judiciary, composed of men and women of integrity, will interpret and apply the law that governs our society. Judges are indispensable to our system of justice. Thus, the judiciary plays a central role in preserving the principles of justice and the rule of law. Inherent in all the Rules … are the precepts that judges, individually and collectively, must respect and honor the judicial office as a public trust, and strive to maintain and enhance confidence in the legal system.

Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC)

Nebraska Supreme Court
Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC)
1211 State Capitol
P. O. Box 98910
Lincoln, NE 68509-8910
Phone: (402) 471-3730
Fax: (402) 471-2887

The goal of the judicial discipline process, through the Judicial Qualifications Commission, is to protect the public, the profession and our system of justice from unethical conduct of judges. The conduct of Nebraska judges must comport to the standards outlined in the Code of Judicial Conduct as adopted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Filing a Complaint Against a Judge

Judges' Code of Judicial Conduct

Nebraska Supreme Court Rules

Other Resources