* Your April 23 editorial calls for an overhaul of California's judicial disciplinary system, advocating the adoption of timetables for the commission's investigations and giving more serious consideration to complaints from supervising judges.
Each year, the commission resolves approximately 1,000 complaints. In 2000, the average length of time from the commission's receipt of a complaint to the disposition date was 3.7 months. The only state of which I am aware that has a state-mandated limit is Texas. California's average disposition of complaints in 3.7 months is already far less than Texas' state-mandated performance measure of 6.1 months. The commission already has adopted a policy of giving precedence to the investigation of complaints submitted by presiding and supervising judges.