Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed March 14, 2021

CJA02-0211. Compliance with the Code of Judicial Administration and the Code of Judicial Conduct. AMEND. Expands the ability to report allegations of a failure to comply with the provisions of the CJA and the CJC to any court employee. Allows information identifying the complainant to be omitted from reports to the Judicial Council. If the allegations involve inappropriate behavior toward the complainant, the complainant must be made aware of any corrective action taken. The complainant may ask for Judicial Council review of any decision made by the presiding officer.

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  1. Herschel Bullen

    Proposed criminal rule 42 is inconsistent. “42(b)(2) A case that is dismissed after completion of a plea in abeyance agreement is not eligible for automatic expungement.” This is inconsistent with (b)(1)(A) a case that resulted in an acquittal on all charges;13 (b)(1)(B) except as provided in paragraph (b)(2), a case that is dismissed with prejudice; and 14 (b)(1)(C) a clean slate eligible case.

    A PIA results in a “complete dismissal” and with prejudice in many cases and may even be “clean slate” eligible at the end of the abeyance period. So the exclusion of the PIA from automatic expungement doesn’t seem to make logical sense.