Understanding the Complaint Process
When the Commission receives a complaint about an active Florida judge it is assigned a JQC docket number. An acknowledgment letter containing the docket number is then sent by US Mail to the complainant.
(Complaints about officials that do not fall under the Commission’s jurisdiction are not assigned a docket number and are returned to the sender.)
From this point, the docketed complaints are reviewed using the basic steps outlined below. Once a disposition has been reached the Commission will send a letter to the complainant by US Mail stating the disposition (e.g., the complaint has been dismissed, or the complaint is proceeding to the Hearing Panel).