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Miami-Dade Judge Caroll Kelly. Photo: Miami-Dade Circuit Court. Miami-Dade Judge Carroll Kelly. Photo: Miami-Dade Circuit Court.

When Miami-Dade County Court Judge Carroll Kelly welcomed television producers into her courtroom to film a reality show, it didn’t make a good impression on the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which has accused her of giving participants “minimal notice” and misleading her superiors about the filming.

The show, “Protection Court,” featured real-life litigants from the court’s domestic violence division. But in ethics charges filed Wednesday, the JQC alleged Kelly’s participation amounted to six violations of the rules governing judicial ethics.

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Raychel Lean

Raychel Lean is ALM's Florida bureau chief, overseeing the Daily Business Review. Email her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter via @raychellean.

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