Michael G. Loeffler’s recent article in the California Lawyers Association publication Family Law News discusses little-known approaches to the disqualification of judges.
From the introduction:
There is a fascinating but largely unknown procedure in the Code of Civil Procedure for disqualification of judges. The purpose of this article is to educate the legal community about this subject.
When lawyers and judges think about the subject of disqualifying a judge, most of us immediately focus on Code of Civil Procedure section 170.6 procedure at the beginning of a case.
However, can you disqualify a judge for cause after the initial pleading stage? Surprisingly, yes.