Board of Judicial Conduct (BJC)

About the Board of Judicial Conduct

The Board of Judicial Conduct was created by the legislature to investigate and, when warranted, act on complaints against judges. Members are appointed by multiple appointing authorities, including the Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House and various judicial conferences.

Learn more about the Board of Judicial Conduct

Board of Judicial Conduct Rules

Pleadings in Public Cases

Public cases are matters in which the Disciplinary Counsel has filed formal charges against a judge. Formal charges are filed after the Disciplinary Counsel has completed a full investigation of the complaint, and the Board of Judicial Conduct's Investigative Panel has reviewed and approved the Disciplinary Counsel’s recommendation to file formal charges.

Once formal charges are filed against a judge, the matter becomes open to the public. The court filings for formal charges against judges are below.

BELL, JOHN. A
Formal charges filed October 13, 2009

DARBY, RONALD E.
Formal charges filed March 25, 2009

DUMAS, GLORIA
Formal charges filed September 21, 2009

TAYLOR, JAMES F.
Formal charges filed March 29, 2011

TAYLOR, JAMES F.
Formal charges filed January 24, 2012

ROBILIO, KAY SPAULDING
Formal charges filed May 14, 2013

DONALD, JOHN A.
Formal charges filed October 2, 2013

BALLEW, LU ANN
Formal charges filed October 23, 2013
 

Statistical Reports

Board of Judicial Conduct Reports

The Board of Judicial Conduct, as mandated by Tenn. Code Ann. § 17-5-207, has provided statistical data for the number of filings and dispositions handled by the Board.

Monthly Reports

Quarterly Reports

Court of the Judiciary Reports

The Court of the Judiciary  ceased to exist June 30, 2012, and was replaced by the Board of Judicial Conduct.  Monthly and quarterly reports on filings and dispositions occurring after June 30, 2012, may be accessed at Board of Judicial Conduct Reports above.

2011-2012  final annual report

2010-2011 annual report

2009-2010 annual report

2008-2009 annual report

2007-2008 annual report

2006-2007 annual report

2005-2006 annual report

2004-2005 annual report