Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Proposed New Judicial Ethics Code Provisions In D.C.

The District of Columbia has asked for comments on revision to its judicial ethics code:

The Joint Committee on Judicial Administration in the District of Columbia has before it the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct to adopt the American Bar Association 2007 Model Code of Judicial Conduct, with amendments. The Advisory Committee has received comments from active and senior judges, magistrate judges and the Auditor-Master on the proposed code. Comments have also been received from the District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure. The Joint Committee now invites comments from the members of the District of Columbia Bar and the general public. Please see below for the Advisory Committee’s proposed 2011 Code of Judicial Conduct, with supporting explanations for amendments to the Model Code, the 2007 ABA Model Code, and the 1995 Code of Judicial Conduct currently in effect in the District of Columbia.

Written comments in respect to the proposed D.C. Code of Judicial Conduct may be submitted by October 31, 2011 to:

Valentine M. Cawood, General Counsel
District of Columbia Courts
500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Room 6715
Washington, D.C. 20001

All comments submitted in respect to this notice will be available for inspection, upon request, at the office listed above.

 This link takes you to links to the old and proposed new codes. (Mike Frisch)

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