Rev. April 15, 2021

We are continually searching for more court employee ethics codes. If your court’s ethics code is not listed in the ethics code catalogue,  please email it to ethics@nacmnet.org


Federal Ethics Codes

Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees (2019)

Code of Conduct for United States Judges (2019) – Included as Clerks of Court are bound by its Canons

US Courts Judicial Committee Opinions


State Ethics Codes

Alabama
Alabama Code for Court Interpreters


Arkansas
Arkansas Code of Conduct (2 24 2015)
Code of Professional Responsibility for Interpreters (1998)


Arizona
Code of Ethics for Court Staff – AZ Administrative Office of the Courts


California
California Code for Court Employees
California Judicial Council – Exploring the Code of Ethics – PowerPointHandout


Colorado
Supreme Court
Colorado Judicial Branch Code of Conduct (1994)

  Town Ethics Codes
  Breckenridge
Trinidad


Delaware
Code of Conduct for Court Employees (1998)


District of Columbia
DC Court Employees Personnel Regulations
DC Superior Court – PowerPointCredo-Example 1Business Ethics-Example 2


Florida
Code of Conduct for Non-Judicial Employees Seventh Judicial Circuit (Revised 2003)

Eighth Judicial Circuit – Stark Code of Ethics for Court Staff (2000)

Florida’s Standards of Conduct for Employees of Agencies

Florida 13th Judicial Circuit


Georgia
Georgia Code of Judicial Conduct
Georgia Council of Municipal Court Clerks: Municipal Court Clerks Code of Ethics


Hawaii
Hawaii Standards of Conduct
Hawaii State Ethics Commission Ethics Guide for State Elected Officials, State Employees, State Board and Commission Members


Idaho
Idaho Section on Employee Conduct, taken from the Employee Handbook


Indiana
Indiana Interpreter Code of Conduct & Procedure
Monroe County Code of Ethics


Iowa
Iowa Court Employee Code of Ethics (2006)


Kentucky
Drug Court Employee Code of Ethics (2005)


Louisiana
Louisiana Court Administrators Association Model Code of Conduct

Model Code of Conduct for Municipal Court Employees


Maryland
Code of Ethics for Circuit Court Clerks


Michigan
Michigan Model Code of Conduct for Court Employees, published by the Michigan Judicial Institute (2000)


Minnesota
Minnesota Judicial Branch Policy: Court Employee Code of Ethics (2006)


Montana
Fort Peck Tribal Court – Poplar


Nevada
Nevada Judicial Council Model Code of Conduct


New Hampshire
Code of Professional Responsibility for Interpreters


New Jersey
Code of Conduct for Judiciary Employees


New Mexico
New Mexico Judicial Branch Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees


North Dakota
North Dakota Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees


Ohio
Canton Municipal Court

Code of Conduct for Cleveland Municipal Court Employees

Finley Municipal Court Ethics Code

Middletown Municipal Court

Ohio Ethics Law and Related Statutes

Ohio Supreme Court Administrative Policies 17 through 24.1

Rocky River Municipal Court

Youngstown Municipal Court Personnel Policy Manual


Oklahoma
Kaw Nation Judicial Branch
Langston Municipal Court Code of Ethics
Norman Municipal Court Model Code of Conduct for Non-Judicial Employees
Oklahoma City Municipal Code of Conduct


Oregon
State Ethics Code



South Carolina
Political Activity of Judicial Department Employees and Officers
Rules of Professional Conduct for Court Interpreters


Utah
Administrative Office of the Courts
Salt Lake City Justice Court of Conduct


Washington
Rules of Conduct for the King County Superior Court – Seattle, WA
Model Code of Conduct for Court Employees – Washington State Court System


Wisconsin
City of Milwaukee Code of Ethics

Wisconsin Court System Employee Manual Section 143 Code of Ethics (2002)


Model Ethics Codes

American Judicature Society
Model Code of Conduct for Nonjudicial Court Employees (1989)

Conference of State Court Administrators
Model Code of Conduct for Non-Judicial Court Employees (1987)

National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators
Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities

National Task Force on Fines, Fees, and Bail Practices
Model Code of Conduct for Those Who Serve in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction (2018)

Paulau Supreme Court
Code of Conduct for Employees of the Paulau National Judiciary

Romanian Judicial System
Code of Ethics for Court Clerks: Innovation and Challenge in the Romanian Judicial System

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