Commission on Judicial Conduct

Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee

The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee (JEAC), organized in 1976 by the Arizona Supreme Court, renders advisory opinions based on the Code of Judicial Conduct and the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees.  

All formal advisory opinions issued from 1976 to present are available through the link below.  Click on "Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions" to reach the advisory opinions page.  Then click on any year in the table to view a comprehensive list of ethics opinions issued in that year. 

  • Committee Overview     
  • Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions      
  • Members      
  • Supreme Court Rule 82


    Pursuant to Rule 82(d), ethics advisory opinions “may be requested by a judge or candidate for judicial office, by a court, by an agency charged with judicial administration, by a judicial employee, or by any member of the advisory committee.”  Requests must relate to the inquirer’s own prospective conduct.

     Requests for formal or informal ethics opinions may be submitted to:

    Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee

    1501 W. Washington Street, Suite 229

    Phoenix, AZ 85007


    Inquiries may also be submitted by e-mail to Margaret H. Downie, Staff Director of the JEAC, at:

    Requests via e-mail or letter are preferable, as the JEAC tracks all requests and responses.  If, however, a particular inquiry requires immediate attention, the staff director may be reached at (602) 452-3200.