State Bar of California

Complaints about attorneys and judges pro tem should be directed to:

State Bar of California
845 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2515
Tel: (800) 843-9053

Judges pro tem (temporary judges) are not employed by the court; however, you may wish to bring a complaint about a judge pro tem to the attention of the presiding judge for consideration in making future appointments. For more information about the State Bar, see

Judicial Council of California

The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts. For more information about the California courts, see

Complaints about retired judges sitting on assignment should be directed to:

Assigned Judges Program
Judicial Council
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688
Tel: (415) 865-4200

Other State Judicial Conduct Organizations

There are judicial conduct organizations in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. For more information, see Other State Judicial Conduct Organizations.

The National Center for State Court’s Center for Judicial Ethics

The Center for Judicial Ethics of the National Center for State Courts acts as a clearinghouse for information about judicial ethics and discipline. For more information, see