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What is judicial misconduct?
Judicial misconduct can include, but is not limited to:

  • Improper courtroom decorum
  • Failure or refusal to dispose of judicial business promptly
  • Improper use of judicial authority
  • Abuse of the power of the judicial office
  • Improper illegal influence
  • Impropriety off the bench
  • Habitual intemperance
  • Conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice that brings the judicial office into disrepute
  • Criminal behavior

Rules Governing the Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics

Wyoming Code of Judicial Conduct

How do I file a complaint against a judge?

To file a complaint, first contact the Commission of Judicial Conduct & Ethics in writing or by phone at (307) 778-7792, to obtain a verification form that must be filed with your complaint. You may also obtain the verification form and other information at the Commission's website: judicialconduct.wyo.gov/.

Include the name of the judge in your complaint, as well as the facts surrounding the conduct in question. It is helpful to provide an address and telephone number where you can be reached. Address your complaint, marked "Personal and Confidential" to:

Chair of the Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics
P.O. Box 2645
Cheyenne, WY 82003