The Community Council recently adopted the Judicial Conduct & Discipline Commission ("Commission") Ordinance to provide an independent and objective body for Community members and litigants to file complaints regarding judicial conduct and behavior. The purpose of the Commission is to enhance the public confidence in the Community Court by providing a fair, impartial and expeditious forum to investigate and hear complaints regarding allegations of misconduct by a Community Court judge.
Specifically, the Commission has the authority to hear allegations and make disciplinary decisions and recommendations against a Community Court judge that involve the following:
The Commission's scope is in regards to judicial behavior and not judicial decisions. Therefore, the Commission is not an appellate court. The Commission cannot change a judge's decision, intervene in a pending case, remove a judge from a case or award damages or monetary relief to litigants.
The Commission is comprised of three members who generally serve 4 year appointments.
Please see the fillable PDF complaint form. This is a helpful form to assist you in filing your complaint.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Judicial Conduct and Discipline Commission (JCDC)
C/O Office of the General Counsel
10005 East Osborn Road / Scottsdale, Arizona 85256