On Thursday, June 29, 2023, the Commission on Judicial Performance publicly admonished Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lilian Vega Jacobs in relation to the latter’s DUI conviction.

Judge Jacobs was charged with violating the Code of Judicial Conduct Canon1, Canon 2A, which states:

Failure to observe high standards of conduct so that the integrity and independence of the judiciary will be preserved;

Failure to respect and comply with the law and act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity of the judiciary; and

Failure to conduct extrajudicial activities so that they do not demand the judicial office.

According to the filing, Jacobs had been charged with operating under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more on September 6, 2022. Thereafter, the second charge was dropped by the Anaheim City attorney, and on November 16, 2022, Jacobs pleaded guilty to the DUI charge and was sentenced to three years of informal probation.

The commission determined that Judge Jacobs should be publicly admonished due to her unlawful actions of driving under the influence of alcohol and doing so with a blood alcohol content of twice the permitted amount. Additionally, the commission found that Judge Jacobs’ misconduct showed a grave disregard for the Code of Judicial Ethics, was also prejudicial to the administration of justice, and brought the judicial office into disrepute.

Judge Lillian Vega Jacobs earned a law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Her courtroom is in Room 713, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California 9065, and can be reached at (562) 345-3719. Jacons’ info can be found at BallotPedia.org.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.