Judges must follow the ethics rules governing social relationships and contacts when engaged in electronic social networking, an American Bar Association committee has made clear in a new ethics opinion.
WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee has created a new subcommittee focused on federal courts and the bankruptcy litigation system.
The justices of the California Supreme Court have unanimously adopted amendments to the state’s judicial code of ethics, addressing a wide array of subjects ranging from ex parte communication to campaign contributions.
A Utah judge is facing disciplinary action for violating a state rule limiting judicial compensation.
California’s family court judges typically hear 30 cases per day, with an average caseload of more than 2,500 cases annually, according to a report on the family court system in the state.
The state of Utah is considering an ethics rule that would bar lawyers from knowingly making false statements about the judicial system.
An embattled Texas judge who closed her court before a death-row inmate could file his final appeal should not lose her job or receive any further punishment beyond the “public humiliation” she has faced, a judge presiding over her ethics trial said in a report released Wednesday.
Litigators occasionally feel frustrated about how judges treat them or their clients. But how far can they go in expressing it? As in so many other ethics contexts, it is easy to see both sides of the issue, says Lawyers USA Columnist Thomas Spahn.
WASHINGTON - The policymaking body for the federal judiciary adopted the first substantial revisions to the Code of Conduct covering federal judges and members of the federal courts’ bar since 1992.
You’ve litigated many cases, always wondering what it might be like in the judge’s chair. And now you think you want to bring your own legal experience to the bench.
But do you have – or even know – what it takes?