Public Information Act Requests
Maryland’s Public Information Act (PIA) provides a right of access to public records while protecting legitimate governmental interests and the privacy rights of individual citizens. The PIA also allows a custodian to deny inspection of public records if access would be contrary to the rules enacted by the Court of Appeals in Title 16, Chapter 1000 of the Maryland Rules (Rules).
To request a public record from the Commission on Judicial Disabilities, contact the Commission’s PIA representative:
Under the current Maryland Rule 16-810, all proceedings as to complaints and investigations under Maryland Rules 16-805 and 16-806 are confidential and not available to the public. In addition, Investigative Counsel’s work product and records not admitted into evidence in a public hearing before the Commission, the Commission’s deliberations, and records of the Commission’s deliberations are confidential and not available to the public.
The documents that are not confidential, include: (i) after a filing of a response to charges alleging sanctionable conduct, or expiration of the time for filing a response, the charges and all subsequent proceedings before the Commission on them; (ii) unless otherwise ordered by the Court of Appeals, the record of Commission proceedings filed with the Court of Appeals; and (iii) the materials posted on the Commission’s website.
Current List of Available Public Records on the Commission Website:
Commission & Board Members & Staff
Rules Governing Commission
Maryland Code of Judicial Conduct
Maryland Constitution Re Commission
Annual Reports for FY 2006—last complete FY
Recent Public Actions of the Commission from 7/21/10--Present
Prior Public Actions of the Commission available upon request.