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RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES 35 TO 59

Rule 46. Law Clerk Code Of Conduct.

Canon 6. A law clerk should refrain from inappropriate political activity

A. Political Conduct in General.

    (1) A law clerk should not:

        (a) act as a leader or hold any office in a political organization;

        (b) make speeches for a political organization or candidate or publicly endorse a candidate for public office;

        (c) solicit funds for or pay an assessment or make a contribution to a political organization or candidate, attend political gatherings, or purchase tickets for political party dinners, or other functions.

    (2) A law clerk should resign his office when he becomes a candidate either in a party primary or in a general election for a non-judicial office, except that he may continue to hold his office while being a candidate for election to or serving as a delegate in a State constitutional convention, if he is otherwise permitted to do so.

    (3) A law clerk should not engage in any other political activity except on behalf of measures to improve the law, the legal system, or the administration of justice.

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