The Judicial Qualifications Commission was created by Constitutional Amendment in 1972, then reconstituted by Constitutional Amendment in 2016, to conduct investigations and hearings with respect to complaints of ethical misconduct by Georgia judges. The Commission is also authorized to issue Advisory Opinions regarding judicial misconduct.
The Commission is comprised of 10 members. Seven members serve on the Investigative Panel and three members serve on the Hearing Panel. The Investigative Panel is responsible for investigating and prosecuting allegations of judicial misconduct. The Hearing Panel is primarily responsible for adjudicating hearings when the Investigative Panel brings such charges of misconduct.