The Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) is a valuable part of our justice system. It serves as Georgia’s sole watchdog over judges.
The JQC was created in 1972 to serve as an independent, watchdog agency, free from political interference. The JQC has fulfilled that role well for over forty years and has received wide-spread accolades, including winning the Georgia First Amendment Foundation’s Weltner Award for its advisory opinion on open courts.
The JQC has identified and removed dozens of judges whose actions ranged from corrupt and unethical to illegal. Without the JQC’s intervention, these judges would have continued to carry out a range of abuses in Georgia’s courts. The JQC has also protected the public’s right to open courts.