The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct is an eleven-member panel with authority to discipline judges of the New York courts. The Commission is constitutionally established to investigate and prosecute complaints filed against New York judges.
The commission receives complaints, investigates and makes initial determinations regarding judicial conduct. The Commission may privately caution or publicly admonish, censure a judge, remove from office, or mandatorily retire a judge found guilty of misconduct. The Commission's decisions are subject to review by the New York Court of Appeals, upon a judge's request, which may confirm or reject the Commission's findings of misconduct, and reduce or increase a recommended sanction.
The rules and regulations of the commission are compiled in Title 22, Subtitle C, Chapter V of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR), whereas the rules concerning review by the Court of Appeals are compiled in Title 22, Subtitle B, Chapter I, Subchapter D of the NYCRR.
|Commission Members||Appointed By||First Appointed||Current Term|
|Joseph W. Belluck, Esq., Chair||Governor Andrew M. Cuomo||2008||2016–2020|
|Paul B. Harding, Esq., Vice Chair||Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb||2006||2017–2021|
|Jodie Corngold||Governor Andrew M. Cuomo||2013||2013–2019|
|Hon. John A. Falk||Chief Judge Janet DiFiore||2017||2017–2021|
|Taa Grays, Esq.||Former Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins||2017||2017–2020|
|Hon. Leslie G. Leach||Chief Judge Janet DiFiore||2016||2016–2020|
|Hon. Angela M. Mazzarelli||Chief Judge Janet DiFiore||2017||2018–2022|
|Hon. Robert J. Miller||Governor Andrew M. Cuomo||2018||2018–2022|
|Marvin Ray Raskin, Esq.||Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie||2018||2018–2022|
|Akosua Garcia Yeboah||Governor Andrew M. Cuomo||2016||2017–2021|