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North Dakota Code of Judicial Conduct




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 Matters
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 Duties 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 a 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 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 Candidate for Judicial Office Shall Not Engage in Political or Campaign Activity That is Inconsistent with the Independence, Integrity, or Impartiality of the Judiciary
Rule 4.1 Applicability
Rule 4.2 Judges and Judicial Candidates
Rule 4.3 Political and Campaign Activities of Judicial Candidates in Public Elections
Rule 4.4 Activities of Judicial Candidates for Appointive Judicial Office
Rule 4.5 Activities of Judges Who Become Candidates for Nonjudicial Office
Rule 4.6 Campaign Committees

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Effective Date of Compliance and Effective Date

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