Click on a year below to view Judicial Conduct Board closure reports for that year.

2019

Closure Report: (1) The judge was not hearing the case fairly and always ruling for the opposing party; (2) the judge did not listen to Complainant’s evidence; and (3) the judge laughed at Complainant when Complainant asked for a restraining order.
Docket Number: 19.001
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: February 26, 2019 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no violations of Canon found

 

Closure Report: Allegations included (1) that the judge did not grant a request to participate by telephone in the first hearing in the relief from abuse case; (2) an implication that the judge should have arranged for Complainant to participate by telephone in the second hearing; (3) that the judge allowed the opposing party to “lie” on the record; and (4) that the judge falsified the transcript because the judge stated that the defendant in the relief from abuse matter was not present at the second hearing.
Docket Number: 19.004
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: February 26, 2019 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no violations of Canon found

 

Closure Report: None, complaint is against a Sheriff
Docket Number: 19.006
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None alleged, complaint is against a Sheriff
Date of Disposition: March 26, 2019 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed, complaint not under Board jurisdiction

 

Closure Report: Allegations that the judge did not comply with the law, that there were ex-parte communications and the Judge's courtroom demeanor and "arrogance" were a violation of the Canons.
Docket Number: 19.008
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: 1A, 2A and 3B(7).
Date of Disposition: July 18, 2019 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal and no violations of Canons found.

 

Closure Report: Complaints regarding outcome of litigation
Docket Number: 19.009
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated.
Date of Disposition: June 7, 2019 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no specific information necessary for the Board to review given, issues were for appeal

 

Closure Report: Complaint is about a State's Attorney
Docket Number: 19.017
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None
Date of Disposition: June 21, 2019 (Dismissed)

2018

Closure Report: Judge did not allow a police officer to amend a violation at Judicial Bureau Hearing.
Failure to be patient and dignified in manner.
Docket Number: 17.010
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(2), Canon 3(B)(4)
Date of Disposition: 7/20/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Investigation, no ethical violation found

 

Closure Report: Disagreement with rulings.
Alleges bias in formulating jury instructions, not knowing specific law
Docket Number: 18.001
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 2A, 3(B)(2), 3(B)(8)
Date of Disposition: 10/9/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, Complainant did not understand Court Procedure

 

Closure Report: Complaint with ruling regarding deposition of a witness
Docket Number: 18.002
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 10/9/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: Complaint is mainly regarding attorneys, and about Judge's actions as an attorney prior to becoming a Judge; events complained of are beyond the 3-year statute of limitations for Board Action
Docket Number: 18.003
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 5/14/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, Statute of Limitations

 

Closure Report: Complaint includes complaint about an attorney, and issues of duress in pleading, also contains complaints about how laws are enforced.
Docket Number: 18.004
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(4)
Date of Disposition: 10/8/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: Bias in hearings and intimidation in a ruling
Docket Number: 18.005
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(4) and Canon 3(B)(5)
Date of Disposition: 10/8/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal and no ethical violation found

 

Closure Report: Bias against a person with a mental illness, failure to dispose of judicial matters in a timely manner
Docket Number: 18.006
Judge Name: Anonymous (a)
Anonymous (b)
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(5); Canon 3(B)(8) and Canon 3(B)(7)
Date of Disposition: (a) 8/1/18 (Dismissed)
(b) 10/10/18 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: 18.006(a) withdrawn voluntarily; 18.006(b) Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: Judge not responding to request for Petition to Access Public Records
Docket Number: 18.007
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 9/7/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, Complainant did not understand Court Procedure

 

Closure Report: Felt he and his child were not treated equally due to language and racial issues
Docket Number: 18.009
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(5)
Date of Disposition: 10/31/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: Not being timely with an eviction procedure, bias toward tenants
Docket Number: 18.010
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 10/5/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Voluntarily withdrawn during Initial Inquiry

 

Closure Report: This is a request for documents necessary to represent himself in court and a complaint about his attorneys
Docket Number: 18.011
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 9/7/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no specific information for the Board to review given

 

Closure Report: Misapplying the law, Complaint about an attorney and that the judges did not report attorney to the PRB
Docket Number: 18.012
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canons 1(A), 2(A), 3(B)(2)
Date of Disposition: 8/8/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: Racial bias, prejudice
Docket Number: 18.013
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(5)
Date of Disposition: 8/10/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: Disagreement with rulings, issues for appeal
Docket Number: 18.014
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 10/17/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: Disagreement with rulings on admissiblity of testimony and documents. Complaints about the prosecutor and the police officer
Docket Number: 18.015
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 10/17/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: Complaint was the Judge was biased due to Complainant's race.  There were also allegations regarding the Judge's handwriting
Docket Number: 18.016
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(5)
Date of Disposition: 10/17/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: Complaint is regarding a court clerk, not under our jurisdiction
Docket Number: 18.017
Judge Name: None
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 6/12/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, allegations against persons not under the jurisdiction of this Board

 

Closure Report: Judge rescheduled hearing over objection
Docket Number: 18.018
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 2A, 3B(8)
Date of Disposition: 1/7/2019 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: Issuing arrest warrants in civil matters
Docket Number: 18.019
Judge Name: Hon. Roy C. Vance (Ret.)
Canon Involved: Canons 2(A), 3(B)(2), and 3(B)(8)
Date of Disposition: September 6, 2019 (Closed, Public Reprimand Issued)
Closure Summary: Stipulated Formal Complaint and Public Reprimand issued.

 

Closure Report: Alleges Judge hung up on her. Additional information was requested and received, but additional complaints were about procedures and individulals not under the jurisdiction of the Board.
Docket Number: 18.020
Judge Name: No judge identified
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(4)
Date of Disposition: 8/30/18 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: Complaint about a detective in the Attorney General's office
Docket Number: 18.021
Judge Name: No judge identified
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 8/31/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, allegations against persons not under the jurisdiction of this Board

 

Closure Report: Alleges bias in favor of business; taking too long to rule
Docket Number: 18.023
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(5) and Canon 3B(8)
Date of Disposition: 10/31/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found.

 

Closure Report: Complaint is in regard to an attorney
Docket Number: 18.025
Judge Name: No judge identified
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 8/31/18 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, allegations against persons not under the jurisdiction of this Board

 

Closure Report: Complaint regards entire court process and delay
Docket Number: 18.026
Judge Name: No judge identified
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 11/2/2018 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, allegations against persons not under the jurisdiction of this Board

 

Closure Report: Bias against Complainant due to disability, retaliation and ex-parte communications with opposing party
Docket Number: 18.027
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3B(5); 3B(4); and 3B(7).
Date of Disposition: February 25, 2019
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no violations of Canon found

 

Closure Report: Complaint is in regard to legal issues
Docket Number: 18.028
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 1/10/2019 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: Judge used his personal ideologies to discard a contract
Docket Number: 18.029
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3B(5)
Date of Disposition: 1/10/2019 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: Allegations included lack of impartiality, refusal to continue a hearing, backdating an Order, possible ex-parte communications, dissatisfaction with rulings.
Docket Number: 18.030a
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 2A, 2B, 3B(7).
Date of Disposition: February 25, 2019
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found and issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: Allegations included unfair treatment and possible ex-parte communications
Docket Number: 18.030b
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 2A, 2B, 3B(7)
Date of Disposition: February 25, 2019
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: Bias due to Complainant's religion
Docket Number: 18.031
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3B(5)
Date of Disposition: 1/10/2019 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violation found

 

Closure Report: Disagreement over rulings, exact same allegations that had been dismissed in 2016 and 2017, Civil Court rulings also upheld by the Vermont Supreme Court
Docket Number: 18.032
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 1/10/2019 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, res judicata (ajudicated by a competent court and may not be pursued further by the same parties).

 

Closure Report: Alleged conflict of interest in facing same judge as his friend was facing
Docket Number: 18.033
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None cited
Date of Disposition: February 19, 2019
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no violations of Canon found

 

Closure Report: Alleged the Judge did not afford Complainant the opportunity to speak or present evidence; that the judge "ranted" and "had a tantrum" during sentencing; bias
Docket Number: 18.034(a)
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: 3B(4) and Canon 3B(7)
Date of Disposition: February 25, 2019
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no violations of Canon found

 

Closure Report: Alleged the judge allowed defective evidence to be used, and bias.
Docket Number: 18.034(b)
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: 3B(5)
Date of Disposition: February 25, 2019
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, matters for appeal, and no violations of Canons found.

2017

Closure Report: This Complaint is the result of non-specific allegation which failed to identify the unethical conduct or any specific Judge. The focus of the Complaint was an allegation regarding non-judicial police and Department for Children and Family employees.
Docket Number: 13.027
Judge Name: None
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 5/17/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: This Complaint was a request to reopen the investigation of a matter dismissed in 2015. The focus of the Complaint was dissatisfaction with rulings in a family court matter.
Docket Number: 15.014
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 9/12/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed Statute of Limitations

 

Closure Report: Breach of fiduciary obligations, lack of candor, including when testifying under oath, multiple actions related to funds properly belonging to the estate of his aunt.
Docket Number: 16.004
Judge Name: Paul Kane
Canon Involved: Violation of Canon 1, 2A, 4A(2), 5B(2)
Date of Disposition: 5/24/2017
Closure Summary: Formal Complaint, hearing, removal from bench, inability to ever serve as an Assistant Judge

 

Closure Report: This Complaint stems from probate matters in which the Respondent Judge presided and an attorney was disciplined for ethical violations. The allegations included questions of whether the matters were handled with the required expediency, if “high standards of conduct” were enforced and if there was proper oversight by the Court.  A Written Warning was issued to the Judge after Investigation by Special Counsel
Docket Number: 16.030
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 1, 3(B)(8) and 3(D)(2)
Date of Disposition: 6/13/2017 (Dismissed, Written Warning Issued)
Closure Summary: Dismissed, Written Warning Issued

 

Closure Report: This Complaint is the result of a misunderstanding of actions taken by the Judge after a  hearing in which one of the attorneys displayed signs of being ill.
Docket Number: 16.032
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(3 ), 3(B)(4) and 3(B)(7)
Date of Disposition: 7/20/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: This Complaint is the result of an arrest warrant being issued in a traffic complaint  appeal.
Docket Number: 16.036
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(2)
Date of Disposition: 9/13/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, factors for discipline not present

 

Closure Report: Complanant alleged Judge was not timely releasing escrowed funds; During the pendency of the Complaint the funds were released and the Complaint was withdrawn
Docket Number: 16.039
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(8)
Date of Disposition: 2/27/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: This Complaint is the result the Complainant being dissatisfied with the manner in  which child support is calculated and stated that the Judge showed bias against Complainant.
Docket Number: 16.040
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(5)
Date of Disposition: 5/17/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complainant inquired if a violation of the Judicial Conduct Board Rules occurred when a Judge failed to issue a ruling in 3 months without other any specific information. The Complainant was given 30 days to supplement his complaint with specific information but failed to do so.
Docket Number: 17.001
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 3/1/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: The Complaint included allegations that, in an appeal from a small claims matter, the Judge would not recuse from the matter.  Complainant did not know that an appeal is heard by a different judge than in the original trial.  Complainant was notified of this fact and given 30 days to suplement his complaint, which he did not do.
Docket Number: 17.002
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 3/6/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complainant questions the authenticity of the signature of the Judge on orders and alleges   bias or prejudice.
Docket Number: 17.003
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3B(5)
Date of Disposition: 5/17/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint against attorney not under the jurisdiction of the Judicial Conduct Board
Docket Number: 17.004
Judge Name: None
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 3/6/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: This Complaint is the result of non-specific allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct or any specific Judge. The focus of the Complaint was an allegation regarding non-judicial police and Department for Children and Family employees.
Docket Number: 17.005
Judge Name: None
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 5/17/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complainant expresses dissatisfaction with the outcome of the litigation, which is an appellate matter not under the jurisdiction of the Board
Docket Number: 17.006
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 5/17/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: This Complaint is based on the Complainant’s disagreement with the Judge’s rulings regarding discovery and depositions in a civil litigation matter.
Docket Number: 17.007
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 2(A)
Date of Disposition: 5/17/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: This Complaint is based on disagreement with the Judge’s rulings regarding a son which is an appellate Issue. Docket number identified was from 2008
Docket Number: 17.008
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 9/19/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry Statute of Limitations

 

Closure Report: Complaint is regarding various issues surrounding arrest and conviction of her son, probation issues, complaints about police officers and school officials.  The allegations wer not within the jurisdiction of the Board.
Docket Number: 17.009
Judge Name: None
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 5/17/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: This Complaint is the result of an allegation that the Judge failed to follow Department of Corrections policy in an Order issued
Docket Number: 17.011
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 5/17/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: This Complaint is the result of Complainant's view that the Judge was not prepared for the trial because the Judge asked questions during the trial. Complainant also felt a post-trial status conference was handled inappropriately.
Docket Number: 17.012
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3B(2), 3B(7), 3B(7)(d) and 3B(8)
Date of Disposition: 6/17/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: This Complaint is the result of the Complainant’s view that the Judge showed bias, that the Judge did not recuse from a number of matters after motions for recusal were made; and the Judge denied certain motions despite the law.
Docket Number: 17.013
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3B(5)-Bias; Canon 3(5); Canon 4A(1) and (3)
Date of Disposition: 6/14/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: This complaint asserts allegations against an attorney, and dissatisfaction with rulings in a family court matter.
Docket Number: 17.014
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 9/12/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal, and no ethical violations found.

 

Closure Report: This Complaint is the result of a Post-Conviction Relief matter, with allegations that the Judge did not allow for an extension of time for the Complainant to search for additional records.
Docket Number: 17.015
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 2(A)
Date of Disposition: 5/17/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint against a Guardian Ad Litem
Docket Number: 17.016
Judge Name: None
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 5/17/2017 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: This Complaint is the result of disagreement with a Judge’s rulings and with denial of additional time to conduct discovery.
Docket Number: 17.017
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(7)
Date of Disposition: 9/20/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, disagreement with rulings

 

Closure Report: This Complaint is the result of dissatisfaction with the decisions of a judge in a civil matter.
Docket Number: 17.018
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 2(A)
Date of Disposition: 9/20/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: This Complaint stems from dissatisfaction with the conduct of a trial from more than 8 years ago.
Docket Number: 17.019
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 9/19/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, Statute of Limitations

 

Closure Report: This Complaint stems from dissatisfaction with the outcome of litigation and issues in the Complaint that are properly directed to an appellate court.
Docket Number: 17.020
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 9/20/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: Complaint, disagreement with RFA Order
Docket Number: 17.021
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 9/20/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no specific judge or ethical violation alleged

 

Closure Report: Alleges judge violated Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct 8.1 and 8.4(b), by giving false statements
Docket Number: 17.022
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canons 3B(5), 3B(8)
Date of Disposition: 9/27/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, disagreement with rulings

 

Closure Report: Alleges Judge used bullying and threats to intimidate and forced complainant to give physical address to stalker
Docket Number: 17.023
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(4) and 3(B)(5)
Date of Disposition: 12/18/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, Conduct did not rise to the level of a sanctionable offense, but Judge was alerted that the alleged conduct might rise to the level of actionable if a pattern is shown, non-public written warning issued

 

Closure Report: Alleged Bias due to the opposing party previously working for the Court
Docket Number: 17.024
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 2(B) Canon 3B(8) Canon 3E(1)
Date of Disposition: 12/12/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: Non specific complaint not citing to any violation of the VT Code of Judicial Conduct.
Docket Number: 17.025
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 9/20/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, disagreement with rulings, and did not identify any specific judge

 

Closure Report: Non specific complaint about the State's Attorney re-filing charges
Docket Number: 17.026
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 9/20/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no specific judge or ethical violation alleged

 

Closure Report: Complaint the result of non-specific allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct alleged.  The focus of the Complaint was allegations about a law firm with just a passing reference to a Judge
Docket Number: 17.027
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 9/12/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, allegations about persons not under the jurisdiction of the Board with only a passing reference to a judge

 

Closure Report: This complaint comes about due to a business relationship between complainant and the Judge.  Complainant alleges the Judge used the office to sway another judge and that the judge sold his property without due process
Docket Number: 17.028
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 1 and Canon 2
Date of Disposition: 3/16/2018
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Investigation, non-public written warning issued

 

Closure Report: Disagreement with Judge's rulings
Docket Number: 17.029
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 9/8/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: Allegations are issues for appeal
Docket Number: 17.030
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 12/12/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: Allowing flawed evidence and hearsay, wrongfully ruling complainant was incompetent to stand trial, not allowing complainant to make statement.
Docket Number: 17.031
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 11/13/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: Allegations included taking too long to rule on a motion, denying speedy trial
Docket Number: 17.032
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(8)
Date of Disposition: 11/16/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal and no ethical violation found

 

Closure Report: Alleged bias, poor treatment of Complainant
Docket Number: 17.033
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(4)
Date of Disposition: 12/12/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: Bias against complainant, not allowing complainant to talk during hearing
Docket Number: 17.034
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(5)
Date of Disposition: 12/12/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal and no ethical violation found

 

Closure Report: Complains of issues in a 2009 case.
Docket Number: 17.035
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(4) ; and 3(B)(5)
Date of Disposition: 12/12/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, Statute of Limitations

 

Closure Report: Judge did not recuse himself
Docket Number: 17.036
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 2(A), 3(B)(1), 3(B)(5)
Date of Disposition: 8/31/2018
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Investigation, no ethical violation found

 

Closure Report: Disagreed with evidence allowed in trial and alleged inappropriate comments
Docket Number: 17.037
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 1 and 3
Date of Disposition: 12/12/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal, and complainant did not understand court proceedings

 

Closure Report: Advising a judgment debtor that he/she does not have to comply with a judgment order, which violated Canon 2A,  "acting at all times in a manner that promotes …" partiality to debtors, not being guided by established legal precedents
Docket Number: 17.038
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 1A, Canon 3(B) (4) ; and 3(B)(5)
Date of Disposition: 12/15/2017 
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: Allegations were regarding matters more than 3 years ago, claims of non-recusal
Docket Number: 17.039
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(4) ; and 3(B)(5)
Date of Disposition: 12/12/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, Statute of Limitations

 

Closure Report: Disagreement with Judge's rulings
Docket Number: 17.040
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 1(A); Canon 3(B)(4); and 3(B)(5)
Date of Disposition: 12/15/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: Complaint against DMV
Docket Number: 17.041
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 10/12/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, allegations about persons not under the jurisdiction of the Board

 

Closure Report: Complaint that judge "forced" a guilty plea, issues for appeal
Docket Number: 17.042
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 12/12/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: Releasing a convicted person after sentencing and not immediately taking person into custody.
Docket Number: 17.043
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 11/16/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

 

Closure Report: Alleged the Judge "rude and nasty", discrimination due to LGBTQ status
Docket Number: 17.044
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 1(A) and 2(B)(4) and (5)
Date of Disposition: 5/14/2018
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, no ethical violations found

 

Closure Report: Clerk rude and discrimination due to LGBTQ status
Docket Number: 17.045
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 12/14/2017
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, allegations against persons not under the jurisdiction of the Board

 

Closure Report: Complaint discusses matters that are issues for appeal, including requesting the Board intervene and re-schedule a hearing he never received notice.
Docket Number: 17.046
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 5/14/2018
Closure Summary: Dismissed after Initial Inquiry, issues for appeal

2016

Closure Report: This Complaint is the result of a Family Division hearing.  Complainant disagreed with the Judge’s rulings, which are properly issues for appeal.
Docket Number: 16.031
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)
Date of Disposition: 12/22/16
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: This Complaint is the result of a guardianship matter in which the Complainant disagrees with ruling of the Judge.  These are issues for appeal.
Docket Number: 16.033
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 12/22/16
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: This Complaint was not directed toward a Judge, but toward a court clerk over whom the Board has no jurisdiction.  The Complainant was given 30 days to supplement but failed to do so.
Docket Number: 16.034
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 12/22/16
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: This Complaint alleges a Judge took too long to issue a decision.  An initial investigation was conducted and the matter was very complicated and the Judge’s decision was very detailed. The Board determined the Complaint was unfounded
Docket Number: 16.035
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(8)
Date of Disposition: 12/22/16
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: The Complaint asserts non specific allegations and failed to identify the unethical conduct or any specific Judge. Complainant was given 30 days to supplement the filing with specific information but failed to do so.
Docket Number: 16.037
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 12/22/16
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: The Complaint asserts non specific allegations and failed to identify the unethical conduct or any specific Judge. Allegations were made about attorneys and an estate administrator.  Complainant was given 30 days to supplement the filing with specific information about a person under the jurisdiction of the Board but failed to do so.
Docket Number: 16.038
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: None implicated
Date of Disposition: 12/22/16
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complainant alleged judge issued an order in a family court case after the judge had already decided to recuse himself. Complaint was investigated by Special Counsel and the Board entered into a Deferred Discipline Agreement with judge. Terms completed.
Docket Number: 14.036
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canons 3(B)(1) and 3(E)(1)
Date of Disposition: October 5, 2016 (Deferred Discipline Agreement/Terms Successfully Completed/Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Deferred Discipline Agreement/Terms Successfully Completed/Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Both complaints involve the same matters; a Relief from Abuse Order and a criminal trial. Complainant alleged the Judge was biased.
Docket Number: 16.001 and 16.009
Judge Name: Anonymous
Canon Involved: Canon 3   
Date of Disposition: 7/12/2016 (Dismissed)
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint is the result of an interested party's unhappiness with the results of a contested zoning matter.    
Docket Number: 16.002    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(5)    
Date of Disposition: 2/26/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint is the result of Complainant's unhappiness with the results of a foreclosure action. The Complainants allege bias and potential disqualification of the Judge.    
Docket Number: 16.003    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canons 3(B)(5) and 3(E)(1)    
Date of Disposition: 2/24/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint came to the Board as a result of Complainant's unhappiness with a Judge's decision. There are no allegations of misconduct; rather, the allegations are against an attorney and the Department of Children and Families    
Docket Number: 16.005    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: None implicated    
Date of Disposition: 7/12/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint is the result of Complainant's unhappiness with the merits of a Trial Court Judge's decision, and with the entire Supreme Court which upheld the decision on appeal.    
Docket Number: 16.006    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canons 1, 2(A), 3(B), 2, 5, 6, and 8.    
Date of Disposition: 7/12/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint came before the Board due to Complainants' belief that the Judge was biased from an unrelated matter and, therefore, intentionally made an error. The Trial Court ruling was subsequently reversed on appeal.    
Docket Number: 16.007    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(5)    
Date of Disposition: 7/12/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint is the result of Complainant's unhappiness with the Judge in a contested divorce matter.    
Docket Number: 16.008    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canon 3(E)(1)(b)    
Date of Disposition: 7/12/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Both complaints involve the same matters; a Relief from Abuse Order and a criminal trial. Complainant alleged the Judge was biased.    
Docket Number: 16.009 and 16.001    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canon 3    
Date of Disposition: 7/12/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint is a family court matter. Complainant alleged that service of a hearing notice was not perfected.    
Docket Number: 16.010    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(7)    
Date of Disposition: 9/27/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint is brought against two judges and other parties over whom the Judicial Conduct Board has no jurisdiction. See also 15.032 for companion complaint.    
Docket Number: 16.011    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canons 2 and 3 and A.O. 10 Preamble    
Date of Disposition: 7/6/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complainant's second complaint to the Board concerning her unhappiness with the Judges in a long running foreclosure matter.    
Docket Number: 16.012    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canon 3(E)(1)    
Date of Disposition: 7/12/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint alleges misconduct by a mediator. This Board does not have jurisdiction over mediators.    
Docket Number: 16.013    
Judge Name: Not applicable    
Canon Involved: None    
Date of Disposition: 4/27/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint is the result of Complainant's unhappiness with rulings in a criminal matter and with his attorney.    
Docket Number: 16.014    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: None implicated    
Date of Disposition: 7/12/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint is the result of Complainant's unhappiness with various Judges in a foreclosure action. No ethical allegations were made.    
Docket Number: 16.015    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: None implicated    
Date of Disposition: 7/12/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint arose out of Complainant's unhappiness with the Judge's ruling in a matter involving the tax exempt status of real estate.
Docket Number: 16.016    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: None implicated    
Date of Disposition: 7/12/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint is the result of a long standing, litigated Will contest, the outcome of which was upheld on appeal.    
Docket Number: 16.017    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: None implicated    
Date of Disposition: 7/12/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint is the result of Complainant's unhappiness with the Judge who presided over a small claims matter. An allegation was made that the Judge did not act in a timely fashion.    
Docket Number: 16.018    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(8)    
Date of Disposition: 7/12/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint is the result of a small claims court landlord/tenant dispute. Complainant alleged the Judge was disrespectful and prejudiced.    
Docket Number: 16.019    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(4)    
Date of Disposition: 9/27/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complainant alleged the Judge allowed most but not all of his requests for accommodation and that the Judge acted out of religious bias.    
Docket Number: 16.020    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(4) and (5)    
Date of Disposition: 9/27/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint is a probate court matter involved three estranged siblings in which the Judge appointed a disinterested Administrator.    
Docket Number: 16.021    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: None implicated    
Date of Disposition: 9/27/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint arose out of Complainant's unhappiness with the Judge's rulings in a matter involving removal of personal property.    
Docket Number: 16.022    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: None implicated    
Date of Disposition: 8/3/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint concerns Complainant's unhappiness with a Supreme Court ruling denying post-conviction relief.    
Docket Number: 16.023    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: None implicated    
Date of Disposition: 9/27/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint arose out of a divorce proceeding. Complainant alleges the Judge took too long to issue an Order.    
Docket Number: 16.024    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(8)    
Date of Disposition: 9/27/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint arose out of Complainant's unhappiness with his criminal trial. Various allegations against the Judge were made including delay of the trial caused by Complainant's multiple requests for new counsel.    
Docket Number: 16.025    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(8) and 3(B)(5)    
Date of Disposition: 9/27/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint came to the Board as a result of Complainant's unhappiness with a Judge's decision in a criminal matter. There are no allegations of ethical misconduct; rather, the allegations are against a state's attorney and an attorney.    
Docket Number: 16.026    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: None implicated    
Date of Disposition: 9/27/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint arose out of Complainant's uhappiness with the outcome of a foreclosure action.    
Docket Number: 16.027    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: None implicated    
Date of Disposition: 10/7/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complainant is unhappy with the results in his son's divorce matter.    
Docket Number: 16.028    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: None implicated    
Date of Disposition: 9/27/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

 

Closure Report: Complaint came to the Board as a result of an attorney's unhappiness with a Judge during a drug trafficking hearing. The allegations involve alleged racial bias.    
Docket Number: 16.029    
Judge Name: Anonymous    
Canon Involved: Canon 3(B)(5)    
Date of Disposition: 10/5/2016 (Dismissed)    
Closure Summary: Dismissed

2015
Closure Report Docket Number Judge Name Canon Involved Date of Disposition Closure Summary
The Judicial Conduct Board investigated this Complaint as a result of the Vermont Supreme Court’s decision in the matter In re K.M.M., (2011 VT 30), an appeal from the Caledonia Probate Court involving the custody of a child who has been under guardianshi 11.020 Probate Judge Ernest Tobias Balivet Canons 3(B)(2) and 3(B)(8) 6/19/2015 (Public Reprimand) Public Reprimand
Formal complaint alleging that the Judge violated several Canons in his handling of a motion to modify spousal maintenance. 13.001 Rainville, Gregory Canons 2 and 3 9/1/2015 (conditions completed) Public Reprimand (w/conditions)
This complaint alleges that Washington County Assistant Judge K. Barney Bloom had been engaged in shoplifting from Montpelier area merchants 14.025 Assistant Judge Barney Bloom Canons 1, 2 & 4 6/19/2015 (Public Reprimand) Public Reprimand
Complaint arises from an adverse ruling in a modification of parent/child contact case. Alleges that judge made an incorrect substantive decision, an appellate issue, but additionally was not patient, dignified nor courteous during testimony. 14.030 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(4) 2/26/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of Judge declining to accept a favorable Plea Agreement after reviewing a Pre-sentence Investigation Report. Complainant given 30 days to supplement the filing with additional allegations of ethical misconduct but failed to do so. 14.047 Anonymous None 1/14/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint purports to be an enquiry which alleges “no palpable misconduct” but instead raises questions about several out of State Federal Judges Complainant was given thirty days to supplement the filing with additional allegations but failed to do so. 14.048 Anonymous None 1/14/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant is a pro se litigant in multiple cases; the instant Complaint references 4 different pieces of litigation, but seems to have its genesis in a civil case pending against Town of Newfane on various theories involving property owned in Newfane. 14.049 Anonymous Canon 3(B) 2/26/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of the outcome of two separate hearings; a stalking hearing and an eviction proceeding. Complainant was pro se in both hearings. The landlord was represented by counsel. 14.050 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 2/26/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of a child custody dispute between Complainant’s son and an ex-girlfriend. Complainant alleges that the Judge “favors mothers” although he gives no specifics about this. 14.051 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 2/26/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of a child custody dispute between Complainant’s son and an ex-girlfriend. Complainant alleges that the Judge “favors mothers” although he gives no specifics about this. 15.001 Anonymous None 2/26/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct of the Judge. The focus of the Complaint was on the merits of the decision. 15.002 Anonymous None 2/26/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct of the Judge. The focus of the Complaint is an appellate one. 15.003 Anonymous None 2/26/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint alleges that two judges discussed a case in which they both had involvement and that such conduct would constitute a prohibited ex parte communication. 15.004 Anonymous None 2/26/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the companion case to 15.004 15.005 Anonymous None 2/26/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of a long running docket in Family Court pending since 2005. 15.006 Anonymous Canons 3(B)(5) & 3(B)(7) 4/30/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is one in which Complainant alleges he received bad advice from his attorney and that the Judge failed to properly advise him in 1990. 15.007 Anonymous None 4/30/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is a Family Court matter involving child support issues. Complainant alleges the Judge did not process a request for a new attorney in a timely fashion. 15.008 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(8) 4/30/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
This Complaint alleges, among other things, racial bias by the courts. 15.009 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) & (7) 4/30/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint alleges that the Judge “unlawfully” helped the State to obtain two unlawful convictions and continues to help the State “maintain” these convictions. 15.010 Anonymous None 3/25/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of multiple allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct or any specific Judge. 15.011 Anonymous None 4/30/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
This Complaint is a probate court matter involving the appointment of a financial guardian. Complainant alleges the Judge was biased and improperly appointed a financial guardian in an involuntary guardianship proceeding. 15.012 Anonymous Canons 3(B)(4) & (5) and 4(D)(b) 10/02/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant alleges that 2 years earlier a Judge improperly granted an ex parte request for a temporary order against Complainant, even though the Judge had recused himself from a prior, unrelated case also involving Complainant. 15.013 Anonymous Canon 3(E) 4/21/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant alleges the Judge has demonstrated bias toward one of the parties. 15.014 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 4/24/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint alleges that Judge had an extra judicial relationship with another party in the case and that the Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction. 15.015 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(2) & (E) 4/30/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
The allegations raised in this Complaint are appealable issues. Complainant is unhappy with a plea agreement and with the Judicial Assignment rotation system There are no allegations of ethical misconduct. 15.016 Anonymous None 6/18/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
This “Complaint” is comprised of a large number of nearly undecipherable documents. Complainant appears to be unhappy that his license was “withdrawn.” Although he appears to complain about several State and Federal individuals, there is no named Judge 15.018 Anonymous None 6/18/2015 (Dismissed) Dismissed
2014
Closure Report Docket Number Judge Name Canon Involved Date of Disposition Closure Summary
Complaint Alleges that the Judge Lied and also that the Judge Knowingly Allowed the Victim to Testify Falsely 13.019 Anonymous Canon 1 Canon 2(A) 2/17/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint Alleges Gender Bias and that the Judge Called a Party During a Hearing 13.021 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 2/17/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint Raises a Number of Legal Issues but no Colorable Allegations of Ethical Misconduct 13.031 Anonymous None Identified 2/17/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint Reflects Dissatisfaction with the Judge's Ruling on a Motion to Modify a Parent Child Contact Order 13.032 Anonymous Canon 2 Canon 3(B) 7/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the Result of a Traffic Violation in Which a 17 Year Old was Cited and Included Allegations of Lack of Accommodation for Disability 13.033 Anonymous Canons 3(B)(4) & (5) 2/17/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant Alleges that the Judge's Findings were not Consistent with the Evidence 13.034 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(2) 2/17/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the Result of a Small Claims Hearing in Which Complainant is Unhappy with Judge's Decision 13.035 Anonymous Canons 3(B)(3) & (5) 2/17/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the Result of Custody Hearing in Which Complainant is Unhappy with the Results and Alleged Bias of the Judge 13.036 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 2/17/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the Result of Nonspecific Allegations Which Failed to Identify the Unethical Conduct. Complainant Apparently was Dissatisfied with the Conditions of Release. 13.037 Anonymous None Identified 1/10/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the Result of a Violation of Probation. Complainant is Unhappy with the Prosecutor, his Attorney, the Judicial System in General and the Judge 13.038 Anonymous Canon 2 Canon 3 2/17/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is a result of an eviction matter brought pro se by a limited liability company’s owner 14.001 Anonymous None identified 2/17/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of the outcome of a matter heard in the environmental division of the superior court. 14.002 Anonymous Canon 3 7/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaints make numerous, nonspecific allegations against multiple judges and fail to identify any unethical conduct. 14.003 and 14.004 are companion cases. 14.003 and 14.004 Anonymous None Identified 6/10/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant alleges that the judge issued an order holding complainant without bail solely due to racial prejudice. 14.005 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 7/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant alleges that the judge violated his constitutional rights by not consolidating all of the criminal charges against him, failing to ensure a speedy trial and failing to recuse himself. 14.006 Anonymous Canon 3(A) 7/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint arises out of juvenile proceedings involving the termination of parental rights (TPR). 14.007 Anonymous Canon 2(B)(8) 7/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of nonspecific allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct. The focus of the Complaint was on the merits of the decision. 14.008 Anonymous None Identified 5/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of nonspecific allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct. Complainant alleges that Plaintiff signed and filed false statements. 14.009 Anonymous None Identified 4/22/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of the unhappiness of complainant’s mother with various offices of the State of Vermont. 14.010 Anonymous None Identified 7/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is by a family division litigant. Complainant alleges that the judge did not act in a timely manner. 14.011 Anonymous Canon 2(B)(8) 5/29/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of nonspecific allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct or a specific judge. 14.012 Anonymous None Identified 7/10/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant alleges that certain courtrooms in Vermont are not fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and asks the Judicial Conduct Board to discipline the assistant judges for this alleged breach. 14.013 Anonymous None Identified 7/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint was filed by the tenant in an eviction proceeding. 14.014 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(4) & (5) 7/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of a child support matter. 14.015 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(4) & (5) 7/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of nonspecific allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct. The focus of Complaint is on issues which occurred approximately 11 years ago. 14.016 Anonymous None Identified 7/10/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint makes multiple allegations concerning the actions of a criminal prosecuting attorney and a defense attorney. 14.017 Anonymous None Identified 7/21/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint raises concerns about multiple lawyers involved in a criminal defense, which are matters outside the purview of the Judicial Conduct Board. 14.018 Anonymous None Identified 7/21/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant alleges that the judge would not let him represent himself in a criminal case involving multiple felonies. 14.019 Anonymous None Identified 7/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of non specific allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct or any specific Judge, although references made were to a financial disclosure hearing in Small Claims Court at which Complainant did not appear. 14.020 Anonymous None Identified 7/21/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant alleged that the evidentiary rules for small claims court are not clear and that the judge did not allow a report to be entered into evidence. 14.021 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(7) 10/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of nonspecific allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct but did mention numerous members of the judicial and executive branches of government as well as other unrelated entities and individuals. 14.022 Anonymous None Identified 7/10/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint does not include any specific allegations and failed to identify the unethical conduct or any specific Judge, although in the subject line references were made to an “acting judge.” 14.023 Anonymous None Identified 9/3/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
This Complaint is the result of nonspecific allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct. Complainant requested the Board replace the judge as Complainant did not agree with the Judge’s rulings in a criminal matter. 14.024 Anonymous None Identified 9/3/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint alleges that constitutional errors were made and complainant was unhappy that the judge denied a Writ of Habeas Corpus. There was no unethical behavior identified. 14.026 Anonymous None Identified 9/3/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint was filed by plaintiff in a civil case. Complainant alleged the Judge lacked professional competence and bias and that some of the rulings went against established law. 14.027 Anonymous Canons 1, 2, 3, 3(B)(8) & 3(B)(2) 10/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
This Complaint was filed by petitioner in a relief from abuse matter. Complainant alleges that the judge improperly handled the petitions. Complainant mentions three petitions, two of which are time barred. 14.028 Anonymous None Identified 10/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant sent a CD only to the Board. There is no Complaint included, therefore there are no allegations of misconduct nor is there a named Judge. 14.029 Anonymous None Identified 10/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
This Complaint is one of three filed by Complainant, all of which concern the same underlying allegations in the context of a Writ of Habeas Corpus 14.031 Anonymous None Identified 10/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint, one of three filed by Complainant, all concerning the same underlying allegations in the context of a Writ of Habeas Corpus, is focused on the ministerial activities of a Court Docketing Clerk. 14.032 Anonymous None Identified 9/3/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint, one of three filed by Complainant, all concerning the same underlying allegations in the context of a Writ of Habeas Corpus, is focused on the ministerial activities of another Court Docketing Clerk. 14.033 Anonymous None Identified 9/3/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of nonspecific allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct beyond a generalized claim of bias against incarcerated parties. 14.034 Anonymous None 12/16/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint was filed by Defendant in a sexual assault case. Complainant alleges that the judge lied. 14.035 Anonymous Canon 3 10/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of nonspecific allegations which failed to identify any particular Judge or court and did not provide a docket number or a date of hearing. 14.037 Anonymous None Identified 10/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of nonspecific allegations which failed to identify the Judge or a date of hearing. No pleadings or backup material to the Complaint were provided by Complainant. 14.038 Anonymous None Identified 10/2/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of a status conference held in a civil matter. Three allegations were made concerning the Judge. 14.039 Anonymous Canons 3(B)(3) & 3(B)(8) 12/16/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of status conference held in a criminal matter. Complainant alleges that the Judge was rude and refused to allow him to argue the substance of his claims. 14.040 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(7) 12/16/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of an allegation that the presiding judge decided a legal issue - the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement - incorrectly and contrary to public policy. 14.041 Anonymous None Identified 12/16/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant raises speedy trial issues in his Complaint. He also claims that the number of his prior convictions has been miscalculated and seeks legal advice from the Judicial Conduct Board. 14.042 Anonymous None Identified 12/16/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint involves alleged actions by a lawyer sitting as Acting Judge in a long and complicated divorce case. Complainant is a party in that civil case. Most of complaint deals with actions of Respondent as a lawyer--matters beyond jurisdiction of JCB. 14.043 Anonymous None Identified 12/16/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the result of a post-divorce action dealing with the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement. Complainant makes numerous allegations, most of which are variations on a theme that the substantive ruling was erroneous. 14.044 Anonymous Canons 3 & 3(B)(2) 12/16/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint alleges bias and makes a number of nonspecific allegations which failed to identify the unethical conduct beyond the generalized claim. 14.045 Anonymous None Identified 12/18/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint alleges prejudice and bias of an unnamed judge. It fails to provide the name of a court or a case docket number. It also is completely devoid of any specific allegations of unethical conduct or bias. 14.046 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 12/18/2014 (Dismissed) Dismissed
2013
Closure Report Docket Number Judge Name Canon Involved Date of Disposition Closure Summary
Dissatisfaction with Ruling 12.038 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(2) 2/25/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint Arising out of a High Conflict Family Case Involving Parent-Child Contact Issues, Child Support Contempt and Other Issues 12.039 Anonymous Canons 3(B)(3)(4) & (5) 6/13/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with Results of Termination of Parental Rights/Dissatisfaction with Attorneys 12.040 Anonymous Canon 3 2/25/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Pro Se Complainant Alleges That She Was Treated Unfairly by the Magistrate 12.041 Anonymous Canons 3(4) & (8) 6/13/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with Result of Small Claim Hearing 12.042 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) Canon 3(B)(8) 6/13/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Inmate Request for Transfer of Housing 12.043 Anonymous Canon 2(B)(5) 2/25/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with Jurisdiction 12.044 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(2) 2/25/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with Results of Relief From Abuse Order 12.045 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(7) 2/25/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with the Executor of the Estate, the Executor’s Attorney and Ultimately with the Results of a Hearing 12.046 Anonymous Canon 2(B)(4) 6/13/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with Jurisdiction and Results of Divorce 12.047 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 2/25/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with the Outcome of a Small Claims Matter 12.048 Anonymous Canon 3 6/14/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant Unhappy with the Outcome of the Proceedings of a Long Running Termination of Parental Rights Action 13.002 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(4) 2/25/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant Parent Is Unhappy with the Outcome of a Custody Battle. The Child Is in the Custody of a Grandparent 13.003 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(8) 6/14/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
This Complaint Comes from the Mother of One of the Parties in a Contested Divorce Hearing Involving a Claim for Short Term Spousal Maintenance and a Claim for a Lump Sum Payment 13.004 Anonymous Canons 3(B)(4) & (5) 6/14/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant Is an Inmate Awaiting Trial in a Criminal Matter. Complainant Makes Various Allegations but Fails to Identify a Violation That Would Implicate Any Particular Canon 13.005 Anonymous None 6/14/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant Father Is Unhappy with the Findings in a Motion to Modify Parent-child Contact 13.006 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(4) or Canon 3(B)(5) 6/14/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant Unhappy with Results of a Lengthy Contested Divorce Proceedings 13.007 Anonymous None 6/14/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant’s Dissatisfied with Two Judges’ Decisions and Rulings in Regulatory and Appellate Hearings 13.008 Anonymous Canon 3 6/14/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint Alleges That a Judge Attempted to Initiate Ex-parte Contact 13.009 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(7) 5/10/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint Arises from a Complex Estate and Trust Matter, in Which Complainant Expressed Dissatisfaction with the Case Disposition 13.010 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(8) 6/14/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the Result of Allegations of Intemperate Conduct by the Presiding Judge in the Context of an Arraignment 13.011 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(4) 11/20/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant Is Unhappy with the Judge’s Decisions 13.012 Anonymous Canons 3(B)(2)(5)(7) & (8) 6/14/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant Alleges that a Judge Made Errors in Accepting His Change of Plea and in Sentencing Him 13.013 Anonymous None 6/14/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant Alleges the Judge Held a “Weight of the Evidence” Hearing in 2011 Without Defendant Being Present 13.014 Anonymous Canon 2(A) 6/14/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the Result of Nonspecific Allegations Which Failed to Identify the Unethical Conduct 13.015 Anonymous None identified 11/12/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant Alleged that the Juge Should Not Have Held a Civil Stalking Hearing in Open Court 13.016 Anonymous None Identified 11/20/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the Result of Nonspecific Allegations Which Failed to Identify the Unethical Conduct 13.017 Anonymous None identified 11/12/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Ex Parte Communications Alleged Between a Hearing Officer and a Party 13.018 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(7) 11/18/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the Result of Nonspecific Allegations Which Failed to Identify the Unethical Conduct 13.020 Anonymous None Identified 11/12/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint Alleges that the Judge was Biased in his Divorce Case 13.022 Anonymous A.O. 10 Canon 3(B)(5) 11/12/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint Alleges that a Judge was Biased and "Colluded with Complainant's Ex-Wife." 13.023 Anonymous A.O. 10 Canon 3(B)(2), (5) 11/14/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint Alleges that Judge was Biased Against Complainant based upon Complainant's Race During her Divorce Proceeding 13.024 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 11/12/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the Result of Nonspecific Allegations Which Failed to Identify the Unethical Conduct 13.025 Anonymous None Identified 11/12/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant Inmate Unhappy with Judge's Ruling 13.026 Anonymous None Identified but implication of Canon 2 10/4/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the Result of Nonspecific Allegations Which Failed to Identify the Unethical Conduct 13.027 Anonymous None Identified 11/12/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant Unhappy with Judge's Rulings and Decisions During a Contentious Divorce 13.028 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 11/12/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complainant Alleged that the Judge Failed to Follow the Rules of Criminal Procedure 13.029 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(2) 11/12/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Complaint is the Result of Nonspecifc Allegations Which Failed to Identify the Unethical Conduct 13.030 Anonymous None Identified 11/7/2013 (Dismissed) Dismissed
2012
Closure Report Docket Number Judge Name Canon Involved Date of Disposition Closure Summary
Multiple Cases Over an Unknown Period of Time Complain of Generalized Bias 12.001 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Multiple Cases Over an Unknown Period of Time Complain of Generalized Bias 12.002 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Multiple Cases Over an Unknown Period of Time Complain of Generalized Bias 12.003 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Multiple Cases Over an Unknown Period of Time Complain of Generalized Bias 12.004 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Multiple Cases Over an Unknown Period of Time Complain of Generalized Bias 12.005 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Multiple Cases Over an Unknown Period of Time Complain of Generalized Bias 12.006 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegations of Judicial Bias along with Allegations of Lawyer Misconduct 12.007 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 3/16/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with Judge’s Ruling Rather than an Ethical Complaint 12.008 Anonymous N/A Appellate Issues Only 3/16/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with Outcome of Judicial Conduct Board Hearing 12.009 Anonymous A.O. 10, Preamble [3] Canon 2 Canon 3(B)(5), (7), (8) & (9) Canon 3(E) Canon 3(F) 11/20/2012 (Dismissed; Lack of Jurisdiction) Lack of Jurisdiction
Allegations of Judicial Bias 12.010 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 6/13/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegation of Excessive Charges in Criminal Complaint 12.011 Anonymous No Canons alleged 3/16/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegation of Being Treated Unfairly 12.014 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 6/13/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegation of Judicial Bias 12.015 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 6/13/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegation of Improper Service of Notice of Hearing 12.016 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(8) 6/13/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
General Consensus of Inmates Who Apparently Have Been in Front of the Same Judge in Multiple Cases over an Unknown Period of Time 12.017 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 6/13/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Judge Unfair to Pro Se Litigants 12.018 Anonymous Canons 2(A) Canon 3(B)(2), (5), (6), (7) & (8) Canon 3(D)(2) Canon 3(E) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with Judge’s Refusal to Lift No Contact Order 12.019 Anonymous Canons 3(B)(4) and (5) 6/13/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with Judge’s Order 12.020 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(7) 6/13/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegation of Judge’s Delay in Issuing an Order 12.021 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(8) 6/13/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegations of Substantive Error Rather than Judicial Misconduct 12.022 Anonymous Canons 3(B)(2), (4) & (5) 6/13/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegations that the Appellate Court Misconstrued the Case Records 12.023 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(2) 6/1/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegations of Substantive Error Rather than Judicial Misconduct 12.024 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(2) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegations the Judge Acted Unethically 12.025 Anonymous Canons 3(B)(4) & (8) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegations of Substantive Error Rather than Judicial Misconduct 12.026 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(2) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegation of Racial Profiling 12.027 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 6/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Lack of Decipherable Information in Complaint 12.028 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(8) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with Results of Trial in Civil Matter 12.029 Anonymous Canon 3 8/21/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with Results of Small Claims Hearing 12.030 Anonymous Canon 3 in general & Canon 3(B)(8) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegations the Judge Prolonged the Pretrial Detention Period 12.031 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(8) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegations of Substantive Error Rather than Judicial Misconduct 12.032 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegations Against Complainant’s Attorney and the Judicial System in General 12.033 Anonymous Canon 3(B) 8/20/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Dissatisfaction with Rulings in Various Matters in Family Court 12.034 Anonymous Canon 3(B) 9/25/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegations of Bias Based on Adverse Rulings 12.035 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(4) 9/25/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegations of Cruel and Unprofessional Behavior During Contested Probate Matter 12.036 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(4) 9/25/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegations of Order Not Issued Timely 12.037 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(8) 9/7/2012 (Dismissed) Dismissed
2011
Closure Report Docket Number Judge Name Canon Involved Date of Disposition Closure Summary
Judicial Demeanor and Real Property Ownership 08.056, 10.004, 10.006 Honorable Mark J. Keller Canon 4 Canon 4(D) Canon 3(B)(4); (E) (F) 2/6/2011 (Public Reprimand) Judge reprimanded for inappropriate demeanor and ineffective disclosure of building ownership with lawyer tenants
Judicial Demeanor and Real Property Ownership 09.010, 09.031, 09.039 Honorable Mark J. Keller Canon 4; Canon 4(D) Canon 3(B)(4); (E) (F) 2/6/2011 (Public Reprimand) Judge reprimanded for inappropriate demeanor and ineffective disclosure of building ownership with lawyer tenants
Judicial Demeanor and Real Property Ownership 10.006 Honorable Mark J. Keller Canon 4; Canon 4(D) Canon 3(B)(4); (E) (F) 2/6/2011 (Public Reprimand) Judge reprimanded for inappropriate demeanor and ineffective disclosure of building ownership with lawyer tenants
Allegations of Judicial Misconduct on a Denial of the Request for a Temporary Restraining Order 11.019 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(4) 6/22/2011 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Allegations of Ethical Impropriety 11.021 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(4) 6/22/2011 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Substantive Decisions Rather Than Ethical Allegations 11.022 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(4) 6/22/2011 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Judicial Bias, Timeliness in Issuing a Decision 11.024 Anonymous Canon 3(B)(5) Canon 3(B)(8) Canon 2 6/22/2011 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Attorney Issues Rather Than Judicial Issues 11.025 Anonymous None 6/22/2011 (Dismissed) Dismissed
Appellate Review Issues Rather Than Judicial Issues 11.026 Anonymous None 6/21/2011 (Dismissed) Dismissed
2008
Closure Report Docket Number Judge Name Canon Involved Date of Disposition Closure Summary
Allegations of failing to act in a manner consistent with the integrity of the Judiciary 06.036 Assistant Judge William Boardman Canon 1 Canon 2 Canon 3 Canon 4 Canon 5 5/13/2008 (Suspension for Six Months) Assistant Judge Boardman suspended for six months.