Webinar “Proceedings Against Judges in the U.S.”


December 16, 2020, 16:00

The National School of Judges, with assistance from the USAID New Justice Program, continues cooperation with the National Judicial College, Reno, USA, and offers a next series of open webinars of various subjects to judges, judicial assistants, and court staff members.

The next webinar in this series – “Proceedings against Judges in the U.S”.

Judicial discipline is one of the main factors to strengthen accountability of judges to the court users and society as a whole. The High Council of Justice (HCJ) is a single judicial governance authority in Ukraine responsible for disciplining judges of all courts and jurisdictions. The HCJ Service of Inspectors is a structural unit within the HCJ composed of 42 judicial inspectors who assist the HCJ members in conducting disciplinary proceedings against judges.

After this 120-minute webcast, participants will be able to:

  • Identify effective mechanisms to enforce judicial ethics and to balance judicial accountability and independence in the U.S.;
  • Learn about the status and responsibilities of the U.S. officers responsible for conducting disciplinary proceedings against judges;
  • Examine the procedures for deciding on admissibility and preliminary screening of disciplinary complaints against judges, and investigation of judicial misconduct;
  • Determine the balance between transparency and confidentiality of judicial discipline procedures;
  • Understand the role of media and civil society organizations in initiating disciplinary cases against judges.


The webinar will be conducted using the Zoom video conferencing platform.  You can join the meeting at this link.

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