Due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the Board office is currently closed to the public.

Board staff will continue to receive mail, telephone calls, and email. 
All messages requiring a response will receive one as quickly as possible.

Complaints may be mailed to the Board's office.  Please call 651-296-3999 for information.

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The Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards

The Board on Judicial Standards is an independent state agency that responds to complaints about Minnesota state court judges for violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct.  If it is determined that a judge violated the Code, the judge may be disciplined by the Board or by the Minnesota Supreme Court.  The Board also handles judicial disability matters, issues advisory opinions, and seeks to educate judges and others about judicial ethics.

Filing a Complaint with the Board on Judicial Standards

The Board was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 1972.  The Governor appoints volunteer Board members – four judges, four public members and two lawyers.  The Minnesota Supreme Court adopts the Board’s rules and the Code of Judicial Conduct.  The Board’s Executive Secretary handles day-to-day matters for the Board.