Justia Legal Ethics Opinion Summaries

Articles Posted in Iowa Supreme Court

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The Iowa Commission on Judicial Qualifications filed an application for imposition of discipline against Daniel Block, an associate juvenile court judge, for conduct that resulted in his arrest for the crime of operating while intoxicated, first offense. The Commission found Block violated the Iowa Code of Judicial Conduct and recommended he be publicly reprimanded. The Supreme Court granted the application, concluding (2) the conduct of the judge amounted to a substantial violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct; (2) the impact of the conduct as a whole was enough to adversely impact the public confidence in the judiciary; and (3) the appropriate discipline for the unethical conduct in this matter was a reprimand. View "In re Block" on Justia Law