April 14, 2020

Model Code of Judicial Conduct 2007

ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, February 2007

Approved February 12, 2007

Information on Implementation of Revised Model Code

The first document below represents the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct dated 2007, which was adopted by the ABA House of Delegates on Feb. 12, 2007 and which incorporates the "housekeeping" revisions approved by the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

The second document below represents the "housekeeping" revisions to the Model Code of Judicial Conduct that were approved by the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility pursuant to its grant of authority from the ABA House of Delegates.

The third document below represents the Reporters' Explanation of Changes. These Canon and Rule analyses were drafted by the Commission's Reporters, based on the proceedings and record of the Commission, to inform the ABA House of Delegates about each of the proposed amendments to the Model Code of Judicial Conduct prior to their consideration on February 12, 2007. They have not been adopted as part of the Model Code.

The fourth document below represents two Correlation Tables that were developed to compare the revised 2007 Model Code of Judicial Conduct to the predecessor 1990 Model Code of Judicial Conduct.

The fifth document below is the statement of Mark I. Harrison, chair of the ABA Joint Commission to Evaluate the Model Code of Judicial Conduct.

The sixth document represents an overview of the evaluation process as well as substantive and organizational changes from the 1990 Code.

1.) ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, February 12, 2007

2.) Housekeeping Revisions to the 2007 Model Code of Judicial Conduct

3.) Reporters' Explanation of Changes

4.) Correlation Tables of the 2007 Model Code to the predecessor 1990 Model Code

   * 1990 Model Code compared to 2007 Model Code

   * 2007 Model Code compared to 1990 Model Code

5.) Statement of Commission Chair Mark I. Harrison

6.) Overview of ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct 2007

The text of the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct may be reproduced for informational, non-commercial purposes for use by an entity engaged in studying the Model Code for purposes of making recommendations for change in its jurisdiction’s code of judicial conduct, provided that any such reproduction of the Model Code or portion thereof acknowledges the original publication, citing, “ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct. ©2007 by the American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission.”