August 16, 2018

Model Code of Judicial Conduct

ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct
(2011 Edition). 
The Model Code of Judicial Conduct was adopted by the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association on August 7, 1990 and amended on August 6, 1997, August 10, 1999, August 12, 2003, February 12, 2007 and August 10, 2010. (Purchase hard copy)

Annotated Model Code of Judicial Conduct, Third Edition. This publication presents an authoritative and practical analysis of the judicial ethics rules and the cases, ethics opinions, and other legal authorities essential to understanding them. (Purchase hard copy or e-book

Nothing contained in this book is to be considered as the rendering of legal advice for specific cases, and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own legal counsel. This book and any forms and agreements herein are intended for educational and informational purposes only.

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PREAMBLE, SCOPE AND TERMINOLOGY

APPLICATION

CANON 1
A judge shall uphold and promote the independence, integrity, and impartiality of the judiciary, and shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety.

CANON 2
A judge shall perform the duties of judicial office impartially, competently, and diligently.

CANON 3
A judge shall conduct the judge’s personal and extrajudicial activities to minimize the risk of conflict with the obligations of judicial office.

CANON 4
A judge or candidate for judicial office shall not engage in political or campaign activity that is inconsistent with the independence, integrity, or impartiality of the judiciary.

Spanish Translation (2009) | (1987-1990) Standing Committee on Ethics & Professional Responsibility and Judicial Code Subcommittee

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