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Canons - Overre­aching Principles

CANON 1 A judge shall uphold and promote the, indepe­ndence, integrity, and impart­iality of the judiciary, and shall avoid improp­riety and the appearance of improp­riety.
CANON 2 A judge shall perform the duties of judicial office impart­ially, compet­ently, and dilige­ntly.
CANON 3 A judge shall conduct the judge’s personal and extraj­udicial activities to minimize the risk of conflict with the obliga­tions of judicial office.
CANON 4 A judge or candidate for judicial office shall not engage in political or campaign activity that is incons­istent with the , integrity, or impart­iality of the judiciary.

Canon 1

Rule 1.1 Compliance with the Law
Rule 1.2 Promoting Confidence in the Judiciary
Rule 1.3 Avoiding Abuse of the Prestige of Judicial Office

Canon 2

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 Disqua­lif­ication
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

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Canon 3

Rule 3.1 Extraj­udicial Activities in General
Rule 3.2 Appear­ances before Govern­mental Bodies and Consul­tation with Government Officials
Rule 3.3 Testifying as a Character Witness
Rule 3.4 Appoin­tments to Govern­mental Positions
Rule 3.5 Use of Nonpublic Inform­ation
Rule 3.6 Affili­ation with Discri­min­atory Organi­zations
Rule 3.7 Partic­ipation in Educat­ional, Religious, Charit­able, Fraternal, or Civic Organi­zations and Activities
Rule 3.8 Appoin­tments to Fiduciary Positions
Rule 3.9 Service as Arbitrator or Mediator
Rule 3.10 Practice of Law
Rule 3.11 Financial, Business, or Remune­rative Activities
Rule 3.12 Compen­sation for Extraj­udicial Activities
Rule 3.13 Acceptance and Reporting of Gifts, Loans, Bequests, Benefits, or Other Things of Value
Rule 3.14 Reimbu­rsement of Expenses and Waivers of Fees or Charges
Rule 3.15 Reporting Requir­ements

Canon 4

Rule 4.1 Political and Campaign Activities of Judges and Judicial Candidates in General
Rule 4.2 Political and Campaign Activities of Judicial Candidates in Public Elections
Rule 4.3 Activities of Candidates for Appointive Judicial Office
Rule 4.4 Campaign Committees
Rule 4.5 Activities of Judges Who Become Candidates for Nonjud­icial Office

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