Service to the judicial branch is a public trust.

The foundation of our society rests, in part, on the ability of its citizens to wisely judge the value of our courts and to acknowledge the integrity of the judiciary as a coequa branch of our government.

Court professionals, who work for the judicial branch and are faithful to these values, must be accountable to that trust.

This code is therefore a personal and professional pledge to that trust and to those values.


The Model Code assumes that our nation’s citizens continuously assess our government including our court systems. Court professionals are accountable to that continual assessment.


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