All communications to and from CJEO are confidential. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 9.80(h); CJEO rule 5.) CJEO members and staff will not disclose outside of the committee any confidential information, including identifying information, obtained by CJEO concerning an individual whose opinion request or conduct is the subject of any communication with CJEO. In addition, CJEO staff will not identify those requesting opinions or advice to committee members during deliberations. (CJEO rule 5(d).)
Judicial officers or candidates for judicial office making a request for a CJEO opinion or advice may waive confidentiality by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by asserting reliance on a CJEO opinion or advice in judicial or attorney discipline proceedings. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 9.80(h)(3); CJEO rule 5.)
By waiving confidentiality, you agree that CJEO may disclose that you have requested a CJEO opinion or advice internally during CJEO deliberations or externally when you have asserted reliance on a CJEO opinion or advice in judicial or attorney discipline proceedings. Notwithstanding your waiver, CJEO will not identify you by name in its opinions or summaries and all CJEO deliberations and records will remain confidential.