Contact the Committee

All correspondence to the Committee must be sent to:

Committee on Judicial Conduct
P. O. Box 127
Augusta, ME 04332

To reach the Committee by phone:

(207) 623-1121

PLEASE NOTE: The Committee cannot be contacted by email.


The Committee investigates complaints, holds hearings, makes findings, reports misconduct or disability, and recommends disciplinary action to the Supreme Judicial Court. The committee is not a substitute for an appeal or other remedy in the litigation itself.

The Committee cannot intervene in or change court proceedings or decisions in any way, and it should not be relied on for that purpose.

If you disagree with or wish to contest a ruling in your case it may be appropriate for you to file an appeal.

Click here for more information about the appeal process.



Any person who has a grievance about a judge or magistrate may file a complaint with the Committee on Judicial Conduct. The Supreme Judicial Court has established the Committee to independently investigate alleged violations of the Maine Code of Judicial Conduct. A Committee investigation may result in either a recommendation for disciplinary action or a finding that no violation occurred. The Supreme Judicial Court has the final authority to decide whether to discipline a judge or magistrate.

The Committee has no authority to become involved in, or change, the decision in a court case. Dissatisfaction with a judge or magistrate's decision cannot be the basis for the Committee to find a violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct. A person who seeks a different outcome to his or her case must file an appeal, or seek judicial reconsideration, according to the applicable rules of court. Filing a complaint with the Committee on Judicial Conduct does not preserve a person's right to appeal or seek reconsideration.