Jacek Stramski |
The saga involving former Leon County Judge Judith Hawkins has not ended following her removal from the bench for, among other things, using her office to run a private business by selling a self-published book and for tampering with and concealing evidence from the Judicial Qualifications Commission during its investigation of her actions.On February 23, the Florida Bar filed a complaint against Judith Hawkins under Rule 3-3.2(b)(6) of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, which allows the filing of a complaint against a former judge if the Supreme Court has found a judge guilty of misconduct, the person is removed from the bench, and the facts warrant imposing disciplinary sanctions. The Bar complaint charges that Ms. Hawkins’ actions constituted a lack of candor toward a tribunal, constituted criminal actions, adversely reflected on her ability to practice law, and involved conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.
No answer has been filed yet. The docket can be found here.