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The Committee on Judicial Ethics began operation on August 1, 2008, after Hon. Chase T. Rogers, Chief Justice, adopted the Policy and Rules of the Committee. The Committee on Judicial Ethics provides formal and informal advisory opinions to judges, senior judges, judge trial referees, family support magistrates and judicial or family support magistrate nominees with respect to the rules of court and statutes that govern the ethical and professional conduct of judges.

The Committee on Judicial Ethics consists of five members. Four of the members are judges or judge trial referees and one of the members is a law professor who specializes in professional ethics. The Chief Justice has appointed one alternate and may appoint other alternates as necessary.

All opinions rendered by the Committee on Judicial Ethics are advisory in nature. No opinion is binding on the Judicial Review Council or the Superior Court, Appellate Court or Supreme Court in the exercise of their judicial discipline responsibilities.

Requests for formal advisory opinions must be made by letter, addressed and emailed to Attorney Joseph J. Del Ciampo, Secretary, Committee on Judicial Ethics joseph.delciampo@jud.ct.gov, Attorney Adam P. Mauriello, Assistant Secretary, Committee on Judicial Ethics, adam.mauriello@jud.ct.gov, or Attorney Viviana L. Livesay, Assistant Secretary, Committee on Judicial Ethics, viviana.livesay@jud.ct.gov Requests for informal opinions may be made by email to Attorney Del Ciampo. Attorney Mauriello or Attorney Livesay at the email addresses noted above.

 

Committee Members
Judge James T. Graham, Chair
Professor Carolyn W. Kaas, Quinnipiac School of Law
Judge Robert B. Shapiro
Judge Michael P. Kamp
Judge Vernon D. Oliver
Alternate member: Judge Karen A. Goodrow
Staff:
Attorney Joseph J. Del Ciampo, Secretary
Attorney Martin R. Libbin, Assistant Secretary
Attorney Viviana L. Livesay, Assistant Secretary
Attorney Adam P. Mauriello, Assistant Secretary

Meeting Notice: The Committee will be holding a Regular Meeting on December 16, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. via teleconference. Members of the public who wish to attend must email the Committee's Secretary at Joseph.DelCiampo@jud.ct.gov before 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2021. Please note that there will be no public comment.

Future Meeting Dates:

  • October 21, 2021
  • November 18, 2021 Cancelled
  • December 16, 2021

Wheelchair accessibility is through the front door. If you would like to attend and need an accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act, please email the committee's staff at viviana.livesay@jud.ct.gov at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. 

Agendas and Minutes:

Date Agenda Minutes
October 21, 2021 Agenda
June 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes - Draft
June 24, 2021 Agenda Minutes - Draft
January 21, 2021 Agenda Minutes - Draft
December 14, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 28, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2020 Agenda Minutes
June 5, 2020 Agenda Minutes
February 20, 2020 Agenda Minutes
January 16, 2020 Agenda Minutes
December 19, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 2, 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 19, 2019 Agenda Minutes
April 18, 2019 Agenda Minutes
February 21, 2019 Cancelled  
November 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes
August 16, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 19, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 19, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes
December 21, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 19, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 21, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 17, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 20, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 15, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 18, 2017 Agenda Minutes
December 15, 2016 Agenda Minutes
October 20, 2016 Agenda Minutes
August 18, 2016 Agenda Minutes
July 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes
June 16, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 19, 2016 Agenda Minutes
April 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes
March 17, 2016 Agenda Minutes
January 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes
December 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes
November 19, 2015 Agenda Minutes
October 15, 2015 Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes
August 20, 2015 Agenda Minutes
July 16 , 2015 Agenda Minutes
June 18, 2015 Agenda Minutes
May 21, 2015 Agenda Minutes
April 16, 2015 Agenda Minutes
March 19, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 24, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 19, 2015 Agenda Minutes
January 15, 2015 Agenda Minutes
December 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes
November 20, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes
September 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes
August 27, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 28, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 23, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 11, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 8, 2014 Agenda Minutes
April 22, 2014 Agenda Minutes
April 7, 2014 Agenda Minutes
February 27, 2014 Agenda Minutes
January 3, 2014 Agenda Minutes
November 21, 2013 Agenda Minutes
November 5, 2013 CANCELLED Agenda
October 29, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 16, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 9, 2013 Agenda Minutes
August 19, 2013 Agenda Minutes
August 6, 2013 Agenda Minutes
July 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 27, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 18, 2013 Agenda Revised Minutes
June 6, 2013 Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 19, 2013 Agenda Minutes
March 22, 2013 Agenda Minutes
February 6, 2013 Agenda Minutes
January 22, 2013 Agenda Minutes
December 12, 2012 Agenda Minutes
December 3, 2012 CANCELLED Agenda
November 20, 2012 Agenda Minutes
October 26, 2012 Agenda Minutes
October 17, 2012 Agenda Minutes
October 3, 2012 Agenda Minutes
August 31, 2012 Agenda Minutes
July 26, 2012 Agenda Minutes
July 20, 2012 Agenda Minutes
July 12, 2012 Agenda Minutes
June 1, 2012 Agenda Minutes
May 15, 2012 Agenda Minutes
March 20, 2012 Agenda Minutes
March 15, 2012 Agenda Minutes
March 1, 2012 Agenda Minutes
February 16, 2012 Agenda Minutes
January 12, 2012 Agenda Minutes
December 16, 2011 Agenda Minutes
November 23, 2011 Agenda Minutes
November 15, 2011 Agenda Revised Minutes
November 4, 2011 Agenda Minutes
October 21, 2011 Agenda Minutes
October 7, 2011 Agenda Minutes
September 23, 2011 Agenda Minutes
September 16, 2011 Agenda Minutes
September 7, 2011 Agenda Minutes
August 9, 2011 Agenda Minutes
August 3, 2011 Agenda Minutes
July 20, 2011 Agenda Minutes
June 24, 2011 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2011 Agenda Minutes
May 27, 2011 Agenda Minutes
April 27, 2011 Agenda Minutes
April 19, 2011 Agenda Minutes
March 4, 2011 Agenda Minutes
February 25, 2011 Agenda Minutes
February 3, 2011 Agenda Minutes
January 19, 2011 Agenda Minutes
December 30, 2010 Agenda Minutes
December 17, 2010 Agenda Minutes
December 14, 2010 Agenda Minutes
November 30, 2010 Agenda Minutes
November 15, 2010 Agenda Minutes
November 9, 2010 Agenda Minutes
October 7, 2010 Agenda Minutes
September 23, 2010 Agenda Minutes
September 8, 2010 Agenda Minutes
August 6, 2010 Agenda Minutes
July 28, 2010 Agenda Minutes
July 22, 2010 Agenda Minutes
July 14, 2010 Agenda Minutes
June 30, 2010 Agenda Minutes
June 23, 2010 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2010 Agenda Revised Minutes
June 3, 2010 Agenda Minutes
May 25, 2010 Agenda Minutes
May 6, 2010 Agenda Minutes
May 3, 2010 Agenda Minutes
April 12, 2010 Agenda Minutes
March 17, 2010 Agenda Minutes
March 2, 2010 Agenda Minutes
February 5, 2010 Agenda Minutes
January 29, 2010 Agenda Minutes
December 23, 2009 Agenda Minutes
December 3, 2009 Agenda Revised Minutes
November 6, 2009 Agenda Minutes
October 29, 2009 Agenda Minutes
October 7, 2009 Agenda Minutes
September 16, 2009 Agenda Minutes
September 4, 2009 Agenda Minutes
August 19, 2009 Agenda Minutes
July 27, 2009 Agenda Minutes
July 9, 2009 Agenda Minutes
July 1, 2009 Agenda Minutes
June 9, 2009 Agenda Minutes
May 26, 2009 Agenda Minutes
April 30, 2009 Agenda Minutes
March 20, 2009 Agenda Minutes
March 5, 2009 Agenda Minutes
February 18, 2009 Agenda Minutes
February 13, 2009 Agenda Minutes
February 5, 2009 Agenda Minutes
January 30, 2009 Agenda Minutes
January 27, 2009 Agenda Minutes
January 21, 2009 Agenda Minutes
January 2, 2009 Agenda Minutes
December 18, 2008 Agenda Minutes
December 10, 2008 Agenda Minutes
November 26, 2008 Agenda Minutes
November 20, 2008 Agenda Minutes
November 6, 2008 Agenda Minutes
October 30, 2008 Agenda Minutes
October 10, 2008 Agenda Minutes
October 1, 2008 Agenda Minutes
September 26, 2008 Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2008 Agenda Minutes - Appendix A
September 10, 2008 Agenda Minutes
September 2, 2008 Agenda Minutes
August 5, 2008 Minutes
July 21, 2008 Agenda
January 22, 2008 Minutes
November 9, 2007 Agenda Minutes
July 10, 2007 Agenda Minutes

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