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Final Draft Report

December 14, 2005

The Joint Commission welcomes public comment on the Final Draft Report and requests that comments be submitted in writing, preferably via email, to Marcia Kladder ([email protected]). Please be advised that in order to meet filing deadlines for consideration of a final report by the ABA House of Delegates, the Commission requests that comments be submitted by Wednesday, March 15, 2006. When making comments on the Final Draft Report, please refer to a specific section, paragraph and page number of the report. If you are proposing alternative language, please be specific as possible. The Commission is grateful to the many commentators who have informed its discussions to date, and encourages public comment on the Final Draft Report.

Introductory Report




Canon 1

Canon 2

Canon 3

Canon 4

Canon 5


Note on Judicial Ethics Committees

Correlation Table

Joint Commission Roster

1990 ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct (Attachment A)

Redline Against the Current ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct (Attachment B)

Final Draft Report 12/05 Redlined to Preliminary Draft Report 06/05 (Attachment C)


*The recommendations in this Final Draft Report have not been approved by the House of Delegates or the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association and, accordingly, should not be construed as representing the policy of the American Bar Association.