Category Archives: Judge Conduct Committee

Statement on the decertification of Ross Prajzner

Late last year, it was reported on social media that Level 1 judge Ross Prajzner was convicted of a sex crime in 2015. After hearing about these reports on December 25th 2017, I immediately contacted the Judge Conduct Committee and …

Announcing: the 2018 Judge Conduct Committee

  It is time to announce the 2018 Judge Conduct Committee. The committee was selected by Johanna Virtanen (current JCC lead), Cristiana Dionisio (incoming JCC lead), Alfonso Bueno (PC representative), Casey Brefka (former JCC member) and Rob McKenzie (L3 volunteer). …

Announcing: 2018 Judge Conduct Committee lead

Earlier this year I informed the Program Coordinators that I did not intend to continue as a member of the Judge Conduct Committee. I have been on the committee since it was created, and I’ve been the lead for the …

Judge Conduct Committee investigation process and some common myths

  Written by Johanna Virtanen Level 3, Finland As I write this, I have less than three months left in my term as Judge Conduct Committee Lead. During these two years, I’ve often wished I had more time for educational …

Announcing: the 2017 Judge Conduct Committee

  We have finally closed the last case handled by the 2016 Judge Conduct Committee, so it is time to announce the 2017 committee. Last year we only brought in two new members; this time we have five. I’m sure they …

2016 Term Starts!

Well, that was fast. The first term of the Judge Conduct Committee is now complete! We’ve got several pieces to touch on in this update, and it’s been delayed a bit (but not too long). We have updates to the …

Fall Update

Here we are again. Some of you are probably noticing this report isn’t exactly quarterly. In fact it’s only the second report like this we’ve prepared this year. That’s due in part to the moderately low degree of activity we’ve …

First Quarter Report

When we first announced the Judge Conduct Committee (JCC) and began our work, we committed to regular updates on our progress and activities. This is the first of those reports, which we expect to publish about once per quarter. Since …

Happy New Year, Let’s Begin!

With the new year, we have our official start to the work of the Judge Conduct Committee! Your Committee members, whose selection was just recently announced in JudgeApps, can be seen here. The Magic Judge Code has also been updated …

Announcing: The Judge Conduct Committee

The Judge Conduct Committee exists to decide when a judge’s conduct is a problem and how that misconduct should be resolved from the Judge Program’s perspective. It is comprised of Level 3 and higher judges, selected by the Level 4 …