The Commission's public determinations are available on our sortable Determination Database and may be searched using the Determination Text Search. The entire library of Commission determinations (from 1978 to present) is also available and searchable online through Westlaw® and LEXIS®.

A statistical compilation of the Commission's determinations since its inception in 1978 is available in the first chart below.

From 1975, when the Commission was first established by the Legislature as a temporary agency, to April 1, 1978, when the Commission in its present form was made permanent by an amendment to the State Constitution, the Commission had authority to commence judicial disciplinary proceedings in the Appellate Division or in an ad hoc Court on the Judiciary convened by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals.  Those courts retained jurisdiction as to Commission cases commenced prior to April 1, 1978, after which their authority to hear judicial disciplinary cases ceased. The Court on the Judiciary no longer exists.

The second chart below represents the disposition of Commission cases brought in the Appellate Division and the Court on the Judiciary, prior to the constitutional amendment of April 1, 1978.

Chart totals are updated as of August 15, 2017.

Determinations by the Commission on Judicial Conduct, 1978 to Present    
Disposition
Town & Village Justices
All Other Judges
     Total     
Removal from Office
127
43
170
Public Censure
220
100
320
Public Admonition
174
93
267
Resignation/Retirement*
56
13
69
Totals
577
249
826

* Procedure was instituted in July 2003.

Decisions by the Courts in Commission Cases Pre-April 1978
Disposition
Town & Village Justices
All Other Judges
    Total      
Removal from Office
3
3
6
          Suspension*        
4
1
5
Public Censure
19
7
26
Public Admonition
0
0
0
  Other**
1
1
2
Totals
27
12
39

*Prior to April 1, 1978, the Commission also had the power to suspend a judge from office.  One of the five judges included in this category was suspended by the Commission; the other four were suspended by the Appellate Division or the Court on the Judiciary.

** One judge was "directed" by the Court on the Judiciary to amend his conduct.  Another judge resigned and was barred by the Court from holding judicial office in the future.