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Judicial Discipline

The Commission may reprimand a judge informally for violating the Code of Judicial Conduct or for failing to live up to the ethical standards. Reprimands are imposed when the judge's conduct is improper, but not so serious as to require discipline by the Supreme Court. 

In some cases, the Commission may file formal charges and hold a hearing to consider evidence about the judge's conduct. If it finds that the judge committed misconduct, the Commission can recommend to the Supreme Court that the judge be censured, suspended without pay, or removed from office. The Supreme Court may also remove a judge from office for a permanent physical or mental condition that prevents the judge from performing judicial duties. 

 



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Virgin Islands Commission on Judicial Conduct
Virgin Islands Commission on Judicial Conduct
No. 161B Crown Bay
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
Telephone: (340) 774-2237
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