The commission's Annual Report is published in the first quarter of the calendar year. The report provides comprehensive information on the commission's authority and procedures and contains statistical data on commission cases and summaries of disciplinary action.
The commission's Informational Pamphlet provides a brief overview of the commission's authority and jurisdiction.
Summary of Discipline Statistics 1990-2009
In 2002, the Commission on Judicial Performance released a summary of discipline statistics for the period 1990 to 1999, which was unprecedented nationally. If you would like to view the 10-year summary, click here.
In June 2012, the commission issued a new report covering twenty years of judicial discipline that is likewise without precedent. Both reports were undertaken by the commission in order to afford the judiciary and the public greater information about the commission’s work, much of which is confidential under the California Constitution and the rules governing the commission.
The new report entitled "Summary of Discipline Statistics 1990 - 2009" provides statistical information on the incidence of discipline for California trial court judges as related to factors such as the judge's age, the judge's gender, the number of years of judicial service, the size of the judge's court, the judge's disciplinary history, whether the judge was initially appointed or elected to office, and the type of misconduct for which the judge was disciplined. The report covers all cases in which public or private discipline was imposed on judges during the period from 1990 through 2009. If you would like to view the 20-year summary, click here.
If you would like a copy of the commission's Informational Pamphlet, Annual Report, or Summary of Discipline Statistics, please contact the commission office by telephone at 415-557-1200.