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Rule 14. Prohibition Against Retaliation

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Commission on Judicial Conduct

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Commission on Judicial Conduct (Refs & Annos)
Section B. General Provisions
17C A.R.S. Jud.Conduct Comm.Rules of Proc., Rule 14
Rule 14. Prohibition Against Retaliation
A judge against whom a complaint is filed shall not directly or indirectly engage in any act of retaliation against any person who files a complaint, cooperates in the investigation of a complaint, or acts as a witness in any proceeding brought against the judge. “Retaliation” includes, but is not limited to, the act of dismissing or procuring the dismissal, without reasonable cause, of a member of the judge's staff or other person subject to the judge's direction and control, creating a hostile or offensive working environment for such person, or filing a frivolous bar complaint against an attorney who is a complainant or witness. The commission or disciplinary counsel may, at any time, file a petition with the supreme court for an order prohibiting, at the risk of sanctions for contempt, conduct of a judge that is or appears to be retaliatory in nature.


Added by Order dated Oct. 11, 2001, effective Jan. 1, 2002. Amended and effective Jan. 20, 2006.

Editors' Notes

<Proceedings commenced prior to the January 1, 2002 effective date of these new rules shall continue to be governed by the rules effective prior to the effective date until the closure of the matter.>
The former rule, adopted May 24, 1990, effective July 1, 1990, amended March 27, 1995, effective June 1, 1995, was abrogated by Order dated October 11, 2001, effective December 31, 2001. Because the former rule has continuing effect for actions begun prior to the date of repeal, the text of the rule is set out below.
Rule 14. Disqualification of an Interested Party
“Pursuant to article 6.1, § 5 of the constitution, a judge who is a member of the commission or the supreme court shall not participate as a member in any proceedings involving the judge's own censure, suspension, removal or involuntary retirement.”
17C A. R. S. Jud. Conduct Comm. Rules of Proc., Rule 14, AZ ST J COND COMM Rule 14
The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 1/15/20. All other state court rules are current with amendments received through 2/15/20
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