Sample Verified Statement to Disqualify Judge in California
This sample verified statement to disqualify a judge in California can be filed and served pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 170.1 to object to any judge on the grounds that the judge has a financial interest in a party to the legal action or has exhibited bias or prejudice such that other persons aware of the facts might reasonably entertain a doubt that the judge would be able to be impartial. The sample is 12 pages and includes brief instructions, a sample declaration and memorandum of points and authorities with citations to case law and statutory authority and verification. The author is an entrepreneur and freelance paralegal that has worked in California and Federal litigation since 1995. Note that the author is NOT an attorney and no guarantee or warranty is provided.