California Government Code

Sec. § 75562

A judge who applies for disability retirement and against whom there is pending a criminal charge of the commission of, or who has been convicted of, a felony under California or federal law, allegedly committed or committed while holding judicial office, prior to the approval of the application:


Shall be presumed not to be disabled and this presumption is a presumption affecting the burden of proof.


Shall, in a disability retirement proceeding before the commission, be subject to the standard of proof of clear and convincing evidence sufficient to sustain a claim to a reasonable certainty.


Shall support the application with written statements described in subdivision (c) of Section 75560.1 from each of at least two physicians or two psychiatrists.

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