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The ABA Joint Commission to Evaluate the Model Code of Judicial Conduct brought its recommendation to amend the Code to the House of Delegates in February 2007. Their site tracks the history of the Commission's proposal and includes the comments that have been received during the process.
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Model Code of Judicial Conduct
The Model Code of Judicial Conduct is intended to establish standards for ethical conduct of judges, provide guidance to judges and candidates for judicial office and provide structure for regulating conduct through disciplinary agencies. Read More
Annotated Model Code of Judicial Conduct
An essential resource on judicial ethics
This revised and updated publication from the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility presents an authoritative and practical analysis of the judicial ethics rules and the cases, ethics opinions, and other legal authorities essential to understanding them. Read More
Reporters' Notes to the Model Code of Judicial Conduct
This is an inside look at the analysis and decisions that were made by the Joint Commission to Evaluate the Model Code of Judicial Conduct in framing its revisions to the text of the Model Code of Judicial Conduct-- for legal scholars interested in the thinking behind language changes made to the Model Code in 2007.
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Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Seventh Edition
The Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct is the ABA's definitive single-volume resource for information about how courts, disciplinary bodies, and ethics committees apply the lawyer ethics rules. The Seventh Edition incorporates all of the amendments the ABA has made to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct through February 2011 -- including the 2008 amendments creating new obligations for prosecutors with respect to post-conviction exculpatory evidence and the 2009 amendments authorizing nonconsensual screening to avoid imputation of conflicts in the private-firm context.