Maxwell appointed to JQC by Crist
Governor Charlie Crist recently appointed Sanibel resident Dr. Steven R. Maxwell to the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) for a six-year term.
The JQC is an independent agency created by the Florida Constitution solely to investigate alleged misconduct by Florida state judges. Neither the Florida Supreme Court nor its Chief Justice has any authority to investigate alleged misconduct by state judges or to investigate the JQC. The JQC operates under rules it establishes for itself.
Dr. Maxwell has been serving since 2006 on the Florida Supreme Court’s Board of Bar Examiners and he will be designated an Emeritus Member upon the expiration of his term.