- Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The agency that regulates attorneys licensed in North Carolina has ruled that a Superior Court judge violated rules of professional conduct and must face a disciplinary hearing.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reported (https://bit.ly/1NSF3wh) that a panel of the N.C. State Bar ruled Thursday in a case involving Judge Jerry Tillett.

No date has been set for the hearing.

The panel indicated that any discipline will be influenced by the reprimand the N.C. Judicial Standards Commission issued in 2013. The commission reprimanded Tillett after its investigation determined the judge misused his judicial authority throughout a dispute with Kill Devil Hills officials about the town’s police department.

Tillett’s attorneys argued to the State Bar that the Judicial Standards Commission and the state Supreme Court have processes to discipline a judge.


Information from: The Daily Advance, https://www.dailyadvance.com/

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