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Rule 1. Nature of Complaint

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 5. Attorneys and State BarEffective: June 19, 2023

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 5. Attorneys and State Bar
Chapter 1.--Appendix 4-a. Rules Governing Complaints on Judicial Misconduct
Effective: June 19, 2023
T. 5, Ch. 1, App. 4-A, Rule 1
Rule 1. Nature of Complaint
The purpose of the complaint process is to provide the highest standards for conduct of judges and judicial candidates as set forth in
1. Article VII of the Oklahoma Constitution;
2. Code of Judicial Conduct, 5 O.S.2021, app.4, Canons 1-4;
3. State Statute, 20 O.S.2021 § 1404; and
4. State Statute, 20 O.S.2021 § 1404.1.
These rules provide a venue for any person to complain about a judge or judicial candidate who the person believes has engaged in misconduct as defined or set forth herein.
This judicial misconduct procedure is not intended to be exercised to challenge a judge's decision in a particular case; or to be used in instances of erroneous findings of fact or conclusions of law in the absence of fraud, corrupt motive or bad faith on the judge's part, unless such findings or conclusions constitute such an abuse of discretion as to otherwise violate one of the rules of discipline described in the Code of Judicial Conduct. Appellate review and disqualification procedures exist and should be utilized to address concerns regarding findings of fact, conclusions of law and disqualification issues.


Adopted effective October 26, 2006. Amended effective June 19, 2023.
Complaints on Judicial Misconduct, Rule 1, 5 O. S. A. Ch. 1, App. 4-A, OK ST COMPLAINTS J MISC Rule 1
Current with amendments received through April 15, 2024. Some rules may be more current, see credits for details.
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