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Proposed Changes to Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges and Judicial Conduct and Disability Rules

Review the proposed changes to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges and the Judicial Conduct and Disability Rules, or read the public comments and witness statements, and watch the public hearing.

On September 13, 2018, the Judicial Conference committees on Codes of Conduct and Judicial Conduct and Disability released for public comment proposed changes to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges (Code) (pdf) and the Rules for Judicial-Conduct and Judicial-Disability Proceedings (JC&D Rules) (pdf). These proposed changes respond to recommendations provided in the June 1, 2018 Report of the Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group (pdf).

The committees on Codes of Conduct and Judicial Conduct and Disability held a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Code and JC&D Rules on October 30, 2018, and received comments on the proposed changes until November 13, 2018.

Public Comments

The committees on Codes of Conduct and Judicial Conduct and Disability are considering submissions related to the proposed changes to the Code and the JC&D Rules that were received by November 13, 2018.

Review comments received by the committees. The committees did not accept any complaints or communications regarding any topic other than the proposed changes.

Watch the Public Hearing

The committees on Codes of Conduct and Judicial Conduct and Disability held a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Code and JC&D Rules on October 30, 2018 at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building – One Columbus Circle, NE, Washington, D.C.

Watch the video on demand below. Review the witness statements.

Watch the public hearing on the proposed changes to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges and the Judicial Conduct and Disability Rules held on Oct. 30, 2018.