Federal Judiciary gets its first 'judicial integrity officer'

    By: Nor Attisha on Dec 06, 2018

    Tom McParland writes, "Jill Langley, the former director of workplace relations for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, has been named the federal judiciary’s first judicial integrity officer, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts announced Monday.

    A longtime authority in employment dispute resolution, Langley will be tasked with establishing a new office that will serve as an independent source of information and referral for complaints regarding misconduct in the workplace, AOC director James C. Duff said in a statement.

    The new Judicial Integrity Office will monitor recurring issues and provide training across the judiciary, while also serving as a resource for staff throughout the court system.

    “Court employees, law clerks, and outside experts all supported the creation of an office at the Administrative Office to provide employees throughout the system with advice and assistance about workplace conduct matters,” Duff said in the statement. “We are fortunate to have someone with Jill’s exemplary background and exceptional reputation occupy this position.”

    The office was created in the wake of widely publicized sexual harassment allegations against former Judge Alex Kozinski, who resigned last December from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit amid accusations that he had harassed female law clerks."

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    Released: December 6, 2018, 1:46 pm | Updated: December 6, 2018, 1:50 pm
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