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About this Book
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.
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. It consists of broad statements called Canons, which state overarching principles of judicial conduct, followed by enforceable black letter Rules, and Comments that provide both aspirational statements and guidance in interpreting and applying the Rules. It also includes a Preamble and Scope Section, a Terminology Section and an Application Section.
Each chapter in the Annotated Model Code of Judicial Conduct includes a Section of the Code, including its Rules and Comments and a detailed discussion of its background, meaning, application and interpretation. The book includes citations to over 1,000 cases, hundreds of ethics opinions and numerous law review articles, making it a definitive examination of the current state of judicial ethics. The book is based upon the 2011 edition of the Model Code of Judicial Conduct, including changes to the Application Section made in 2010.
Save time on research with CD-ROM A new feature of this second edition is the addition of a CD-ROM of the entire book. The CD includes links to many of the state bar ethics decisions referenced in the commentary so that you can easily access them with a single click.