Conditions of Use

This web site, and the information it contains, are provided as a public service by the California Commission on Judicial Performance (CJP). This document sets forth the Commission’s Use Policy with regard to the use of the Commission’s web site. Please note that the Commission also publishes a Privacy Policy, which is available on this web site. By visiting this web site, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this document, which covers the following topics:

Please note that this Use Policy is subject to change without notice, and that it reflects the Commission’s current business practices. This Use Policy is dated October 26, 2009.

System Security

The computer system (“system”) that hosts and controls the Commission’s web site is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

Links to Other Sites

The Commission’s web site has links to sites that may be useful to you and which may provide services. When you follow such a link to another site, you are no longer on the Commission’s web site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site to which you have been linked.

Limitation of Liability

The Commission attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content on its web site. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation.

The Commission makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this web site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or arising by law, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of California, or its employees or agents.


In general, information presented on this web site, unless otherwise indicated, is considered to exist in the public domain. It may be distributed or copied as permitted by law. However, the State of California does make use of copyrighted data (e.g., photographs) which may require additional permissions prior to further use. Any person seeking to use, from this web site, any information of any nature not owned or created by the State of California, must seek permission directly from the persons or entities that own (or hold) rights in such information. The State of California shall have the unlimited right to use for any purpose, free of any charge, all information submitted via this site, excepting those submissions made under separate legal contract. The State of California shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided through this site.