Retired judge reappointed to Judicial Ethics Advisory Panel

The Kansas Supreme Court reappointed former Court of Appeals Chief Judge J. Patrick Brazil to a four-year term on the Judicial Ethics Advisory Panel. Brazil, Topeka, will serve until June 30, 2023.

He was a Court of Appeals judge from 1985 to 1995 and was chief judge from 1995 to 2001, when he retired. Before becoming an appellate judge, he was a district judge in Greenwood County in the 13th Judicial District.

The Judicial Ethics Advisory Panel provides advisory opinions to judges who ask whether a future course of action would violate the Code of Judicial Conduct. All members of the Judicial Ethics Advisory Panel are retired justices or judges.

The advisory opinions are public and are published by the Clerk of the Appellate Courts on the Kansas judicial branch website.

Mary Shultz