March 18, 2013

Model Code of Judicial Conduct: Canon 2

Canon 2


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


Rule 2.1
Giving Precedence to the Duties of Judicial Office

Rule 2.2
Impartiality and Fairness

Rule 2.3
Bias, Prejudice, and Harassment

Rule 2.4
External Influences on Judicial Conduct

Rule 2.5
Competence, Diligence, and Cooperation

Rule 2.6
Ensuring the Right to Be Heard

Rule 2.7
Responsibility to Decide

Rule 2.8
Decorum, Demeanor, and Communication with Jurors

Rule 2.9
Ex Parte Communications

Rule 2.10
Judicial Statements on Pending and Impending Cases

Rule 2.11

Rule 2.12
Supervisory Duties

Rule 2.13
Administrative Appointments

Rule 2.14
Disability and Impairment

Rule 2.15
Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct

Rule 2.16
Cooperation with Disciplinary Authorities