The complainant disagreed with the judge’s decision in a custody and access case which involved her fiancé, alleging the judge was “pro-mom”

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The complainant disagreed with the judge’s decision in a custody and access case which involved her fiancé, alleging the judge was “pro-mom.” The complainant asked that the Council review the decision because they were unable to afford the appeal.

The complainant was advised that errors or alleged errors in judicial decisions alone do not amount to judicial misconduct or constitute a basis for bias, and they can be reviewed only by way of appeal. The complainant was informed that the Council’s mandate does not change as a function of whether a decision is or can be appealed. The complainant was also informed that an adverse decision alone is not a sufficient basis for a finding of bias.