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Confidentiality

The Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands rules provide for the confidentiality of Commission proceedings. The level of confidentiality is determined by the disposition of a complaint. If a complaint is dismissed (e.g., for lack of evidence or jurisdiction), the original complaint and the order resolving the case will not be released to the public. 

More information is made public when a complaint results in judicial discipline. In formal cases involving the potential censure, suspension or removal of a judge from office, the complaint, the judge's response and other related documents will be open for public inspection upon filing in the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands by the Commission.  

Commission correspondence, computer records, investigative reports, attorney work product, and the minutes of Commission deliberations remain confidential and are not released to the public. 

The Commission may disclose confidential information about a judge's conduct to judicial nominating commissions or officials involved in the nomination process and other official agencies involved in criminal prosecutions or charged with evaluating the qualifications of a judge. 

Until the Commission files a recommendation with the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands all proceedings are confidential. Should the complainant or any person acting on behalf of the complainant violate the confidentially requirements, the Commission may take appropriate action to remedy the violation which may result in a dismissal of the complaint without further action. 

 



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Virgin Islands Commission on Judicial Conduct
Virgin Islands Commission on Judicial Conduct
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St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
Telephone: (340) 774-2237
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