Superior Court Judge Cursed Out Lawyer in Open Court – ACJC

In a formal complaint released Friday afternoon, the disciplinary counsel for the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct (ACJC) alleged that a Judge of the Superior Court used profane and intemperate language in open court and directed it at an attorney appearing before him. According to the complaint, the respondent judge stated to the attorney, “Get the [expletive deleted] out of my courtroom; What the [expletive deleted] don’t you understand?; Shut the [expletive deleted] up and get the [expletive deleted] out of here, I have a meeting this afternoon.” The disciplinary counsel further alleged in her formal complaint that this conduct violates several provisions of the New Jersey Code of Judicial Conduct.

The respondent judge will now have an opportunity to file an answer to the complaint and have the matter tried before the ACJC. If the ACJC finds by clear and convincing evidence that one or more provisions of the Code of Judicial Conduct have been violated, it will return a presentment and recommend a particular quantum of judicial discipline. Final discipline in all matters of judicial misconduct must be imposed by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Download a copy of the formal complaint.

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