Monthly Archives: June 2014

Judges Are People Too

June 3rd, 2014

California judges are required to abide by the Code of Judicial Ethics.  If Florida has a similar code, the criminal law judge shown in this video may have some explaining to do.

A California judge acting like the one in Florida could be removed for cause.

However, the law provides that a family law litigant can also move to have a judge or commissioner removed if the officer “is prejudiced against a party or attorney or the interest of a party or attorney appearing in the action or proceeding.” Code Civ. Proc. § 170.6.  That does not mean a  party cannot simply ask to remove the judge or commissioner because she doesn’t like or agree with the judge’s ruling.  There are time limits as to when a 170.6 Motion can be filed.  A party does not then get to pick the next judge to hear your case.

If you have questions about appearing before your family law judge or commissioner, be sure to speak to an experienced family law attorney.