Canon 2.4: Attempts at Influence

A court professional shall immediately report to the appropriate authority any attempt to compel one to violate these canons.


This canon is distinguished from canon 2.3 in that is it externally focus (outsiders attempting to influence court professionals rather than within an organization). There are many examples of outside groups, ranging from parties attempting to influence the outcome of a case, to vendors attempting to secure a more favored position in agency bids, where a court professional may be tempted to violate their independent judgment.