Judicial Misconduct & Disability

Congress has created a procedure that permits any person to file a complaint in the courts about the behavior of federal judges, but not about the decisions federal judges make in deciding cases.

Complaints against judges of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts are handled by the Judicial Council of the First Circuit. Complete information about the process, including rules and forms, may be found on the First Circuit’s website.

The website for the United States Courts provides summaries of the following rules and documents relating to the conduct and disability of federal judges.