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RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES 35 TO 59

 

Rule 38. Code of Judicial Conduct


TABLE OF Contents

PREAMBLE

SCOPE

TERMINOLOGY

APPLICATION

 

CANON 1

A judge shall uphold and promote the independence, integrity, and impartiality

of the judiciary, and shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety.

RULE 1.1      Compliance with the Law

RULE 1.2      Promoting Confidence in the Judiciary

RULE 1.3      Avoiding Abuse of the Prestige of Judicial Office

 

CANON 2

A judge shall perform the duties of judicial office impartially, competently, and diligently.

RULE 2.1      Giving Precedence to the Duties of Judicial Office

RULE 2.2      Impartiality and Fairness

RULE 2.3      Bias, Prejudice and Harassment

RULE 2.4      External Influences on Judicial Conduct

RULE 2.5      Competence, Diligence, and Cooperation

RULE 2.6      Ensuring the Right to Be Heard

RULE 2.7      Responsibility to Decide

RULE 2.8      Decorum, Demeanor, and Communication with Jurors

RULE 2.9      Ex Parte Communications

RULE 2.10    Judicial Statements on Pending and Impending Cases

RULE 2.11    Disqualification

RULE 2.12    Supervisory Duties

RULE 2.13    Administrative Appointments

RULE 2.14    Disability and Impairment

RULE 2.15    Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct

RULE 2.16    Cooperation with Disciplinary Authorities

 

CANON 3

A judge shall conduct the judge's personal and extrajudicial activities to minimize the risk of

conflict with the obligations of judicial office.

RULE 3.1     Extrajudicial Activities in General

           RULE 3.2     Appearances before Governmental Bodies and Consultation with Government

                              Officials

RULE 3.3     Testifying as Character Witness

RULE 3.4     Appointments to Governmental Positions

RULE 3.5     Use of Nonpublic Information

RULE 3.6     Affiliation with Discriminatory Organizations

RULE 3.7     Participation in Educational, Religious, Charitable, Fraternal, or Civic

                   Organizations and Activities

RULE 3.8     Appointments to Fiduciary Positions

RULE 3.9     Service as Arbitrator or Mediator

RULE 3.10   Practice of Law

RULE 3.11   Financial, Business, or Remunerative Activities

RULE 3.12   Compensation for Extrajudicial Activities

RULE 3.13   Acceptance and Reporting of Gifts, Loans, Bequests, Benefits, or Other

                   Things of  Value

RULE 3.14   Reimbursement of Expenses and Waivers of Fees or Charges

RULE 3.15   Reporting Requirements

 

CANON 4

A judge or judicial candidate shall refrain from inappropriate political activity.

RULE 4.1     Political Conduct in General

RULE 4.2     Judicial Candidates

 


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