Judicial Conduct and Ethics

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LexisNexis, Dec 20, 2010 - Law - 850 pages
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Judges are expected not simply to decide the law but to exemplify it. In the face of increasing public scrutiny and a welter of new decisions, even the best-intentioned judges can find themselves at a loss. Here is the authoritative, practical guidance you need to ensure judicial activities are irreproachable.

Now in its fourth edition, Judicial Conduct and Ethics has established its reputation as the nation's most definitive guide to the conduct of federal, state, and local judges. The new edition, which keeps pace with recent developments in this fast-evolving field, builds on this tradition.

Setting the stage with an illuminating discussion of the use of power, Judicial Conduct and Ethics analyzes every type of accountable action, including judicial demeanor and conduct, ex parte communications, case management and administrative imperatives, financial activities and disclosure, civic and charitable activities, and election and political activities. Learn about the importance of judicial independence as it pertains to each category of conduct.

Some of the substantial new material added to this edition includes appendices of Tables of Model Code Provisions, both the 2007 and 1990 versions of ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, and the Guidelines for Cases Involving Judicial Disability. Some other areas that have been substantially revised or expanded include:

•   Judicial demeanor and incompetence
•   Disqualification
•   Personal finances
•   Personal conduct, speech, and association
•   Alternate methods of judicial removal
•   Disability and retirement

 

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Contents

USE OF POWER
JUDICIAL DEMEANOR AND COMPETENCE
02A Toward Attorneys
04D Sexual Misconduct
03A Against Attorneys
DISQUALIFICATION
03A Business Activities
05A The ExtraJudicial Source Rule
06F Testifying as a Character Witness
ELECTION AND POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
12E Confidentiality and Libel Actions
CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LIABILITY
ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF JUDICIAL
DISABILITY AND RETIREMENT
APPENDICES
Georganne E Marsh Chicago IL Lynda Glyman Chicago IL

05E Contempt Proceedings
EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS
CASE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE
FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES
03B Real Estate Investment
03D Loans
05A Financial and Business Information
CIVIC AND CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
05A Friendships and Social Contacts
06B Statements of Opinion
2007 ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct
Guidelines for Cases Involving Judicial Disability
Index
02C Prohibited Investments
02A Expressions of Opinion
02C Toward Witnesses
Table of Contents
05B Favoritism or Bias
Copyright

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