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State Judicial Ethics Resources


AJS Links to State Judicial Conduct Organizations

A compilation of links to information about the organizations that investigate allegations of judicial misconduct by state and federal judges.


AJS Links to Federal Judicial Conduct Organizations

Includes a description of the process for filing complaints about misconduct by federal judges.



Alabama


Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics

Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission Advisory Opinions

Alabama Court of the Judiciary



Alaska


Alaska Code of Judicial Conduct

Alaska Formal Judicial Ethics Opinions

Alaska Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions

Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct



Arizona


Revised Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct, effective 9/1/09

Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct

Arizona Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee Opinions

Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct



Arkansas


Revised Arkansas Code of Judicial Conduct

, effective 7/1/09

Arkansas Code of Judicial Conduct

Arkansas Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee Ethics Opinions



California


California Code of Judicial Ethics

California Policy Declarations of the Commission on Judicial Reform



Colorado


Colorado statute re: Administrative Law Judges

Colorado Code of Judicial Conduct

Colorado Judicial Discipline Commission



Connecticut


Connecticut Practice Book

Connecticut Committee on Judicial Ethics



Delaware


Delaware Judges' Code of Judicial Conduct

Delaware Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee Advisory Ethics Opinions



District of Columbia


Code of Judicial Conduct for the District of Columbia



Florida


Florida Code of Judicial Conduct

Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee Opinions

Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission



Georgia


Georgia Code of Judicial Conduct

Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission Ethics Opinions

Georgia Judicial District Professionalism Program



Hawaii


Hawaii Code of Judicial Conduct



Idaho


Idaho Code of Judicial Conduct

Idaho Judicial Council



Illinois


Illinois Code of Judicial Conduct

Illinois Judicial Ethics Opinions



Indiana


Indiana Code of Judicial Conduct

Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions



Iowa


Iowa Code of Judicial Conduct



Kansas


Kansas Code of Judicial Conduct

Kansas Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions

Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualifications



Kentucky


Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct

Kentucky Bar Association Judicial Ethics Opinions (JE-103 JE-104 JE-105 only)



Louisiana


Louisiana Code of Judicial Conduct

Judiciary Commission of Louisiana



Maine


Maine Code of Judicial Ethics



Maryland


Maryland Judicial Ethics Committee Ethics Opinions

Maryland Judicial Disabilities Commission



Massachusetts


Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct

Massachusetts Judicial Ethics Opinions

Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct



Michigan


Michigan Code of Judicial Conduct

Opinions Interpreting Michigan Code of Judicial Conduct

Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission Advisory Opinions

Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission



Minnesota

Revised Minnesota Code of Judicial Conduct

, effective 7/1/09

Minnesota Code of Judicial Conduct

Minnesota Board of Judicial Standards



Mississippi


Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct

Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance



Missouri


Missouri Standards of Conduct for Judges and Attorneys



Montana


Montana Code of Judicial Conduct



Nebraska


Nebraska Code of Judicial Conduct

Nebraska Judicial Ethics Committee Ethics Opinions



Nevada


Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct

Nevada Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices Ethics Opinions



New Hampshire


New Hampshire Code of Judicial Conduct

New Hampshire Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinions



New Jersey


New Jersey Code of Judicial Conduct



New Mexico


New Mexico Code of Judicial Conduct

New Mexico Judicial Conduct Advisory Opinions

New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission



New York


New York Code of Judicial Conduct

Association of the Bar of the City of NY Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics--Ethics Opinions

New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct

New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct--Decisions



North Carolina


North Carolina Code of Judicial Conduct



North Dakota


North Dakota Code of Judicial Conduct



Ohio


Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct



Oklahoma


Oklahoma Code of Judicial Conduct (see Appendix 4)

Oklahoma Judicial Ethics Advisory Panel Ethics Opinions



Oregon


Oregon Code of Judicial Conduct



Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania Code of Judicial Conduct

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts - As Pennsylvania Goes, So Goes the Nation: A Case Study of a Supreme Court Election in the Post-White Era

Digests of Decisions of the PA Court of Judicial Discipline

Judicial Ethics Committee of the PA Conference of State Trial Judges--Formal Opinions

Judicial Ethics Committee of the PA Conference of State Trial Judges--Digests of Informal Opinions

Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania



Rhode Island


Rhode Island Code of Judicial Conduct



South Carolina


South Carolina Code of Judicial Conduct (see V. Rules Governing the Judiciary)

South Carolina Advisory Committee on Standards of Judicial Conduct Ethics Advisory Opinions



South Dakota


South Dakota Code of Judicial Conduct



Tennessee


Tennessee Code of Judicial Conduct

Tennessee Judicial Ethics Opinions



Texas


Texas Code of Judicial Conduct

Texas Judicial Ethics Opinions

Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct



Utah


Utah Code of Judicial Conduct

Utah Code of Judicial Conduct Annotated

Utah Judicial Ethics Opinions

Utah Judicial Decisions



Vermont


Vermont Judicial Ethics Committee—Advisory Opinions

Vermont Judicial Conduct Board



Virginia


Virginia Canons of Judicial Conduct

Virginia Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee—Opinions



Washington


Washington Code of Judicial Conduct

Washington Judicial Ethics Opinions



West Virginia


West Virginia Code of Judicial Conduct

WV Judicial Investigation Commission--Index and Synopses of Advisory Opinions and Admonishments



Wisconsin


Wisconsin Code of Judicial Conduct

Wisconsin Judicial Ethics Opinions

Wisconsin Judicial Commission—Reported Judicial Disciplinary Public Cases



Wyoming


Wyoming Code of Judicial Conduct

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