Codes of Conduct and related sources of authority provide standards of behavior for judges and others in the federal court family. The Judicial Conduct and Disability Act allows complaints alleging that a federal judge has engaged in “conduct prejudicial to the effective and expeditious administration of the business of the courts” or has become, by reason of a temporary or permanent condition, “unable to discharge the duties” of the judicial office.
To obtain instructions and rules for filing a complaint of judicial misconduct or judicial disability against a federal judge, please click here. Specific instructions explaining how and where to file a complaint, as well as the form required for these complaints, against a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana can be found on the Seventh Circuit's website.
Complaints of judicial misconduct or disability against a federal judge in the Southern District of Indiana should be sent to the following address, pursuant to the Rules for Judicial-Conduct and Judicial-Disability Proceedings, Article II, Rule 7 - Where to Initiate Complaint:
Office of the Clerk
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse
219 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604