Can I Disqualify the Judge If I Think He or She Is Prejudiced?

In many cases, our client may attach great meaning to a comment the judge makes or even just the color of the judge’s skin.  The client then tells us that he or she believes the judge is prejudiced against him or her and wants us to request a change of the judge.  In law school, this is called judge shopping and is generally scorned as something that only happens in third-world countries.  If requested early in the case, upon learning of when the judge is assigned, a party indeed may request a different judge. However, this is rarely done.  To read about a more common scenario with this issue, click on the following link.

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