On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, the California Commission on Judicial Performance publicly admonished Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Emily T. Spear for misconduct while serving in the Family Law Division at the Compton Courthouse in 2021 and 2022.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Emily T. Spear.”
The Commission found Judge Spear engaged in unauthorized and undocumented absences and early departures from court. She made disparaging remarks about a fellow judge and was discourteous to her supervising judge, including making false statements. Judge Spear also manipulated her calendar for personal benefit.
The Commission concluded this pattern of behavior displayed a disregard for judicial obligations, disrespect toward colleagues and supervisors, and a lack of integrity.
The public admonishment cited the number of misconduct incidents, Judge Spear’s failure to recognize the seriousness of her actions, and her lack of integrity as reasons for formal discipline rather than private discipline.
The Judge’s courtroom is located at Inglewood Courthouse One Regent Street Inglewood, CA 90301, and can be reached at (310) 419-1300. Her info can be found on Ballotpedia.org.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.