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A Study of State Judicial Discipline Sanctions

 

By Cynthia Gray

A Study of State Judicial Discipline Sanctions begins with a brief overview of the state judicial discipline systems, supplemented by tables that identify the sanctions available in each state. All cases (approximately 110) from 1990 through 2001 in which judges have been removed from office as a result of judicial discipline proceedings are examined, categorized by the type of misconduct at issue. The Study then analyzes the cases in which there has been disagreement about the appropriate sanction, either between the commission and the state supreme court or among the members of the supreme court as reflected in dissents. The Study also catalogs the factors supreme courts and conduct commissions have listed as relevant in determining the appropriate sanction and analyzes the cases to discuss issues such as the importance of the judge’s reputation in the sanction decision and the role remorse plays. Finally, the Study makes recommendations for states to consider in pursuing the goal of fair, effective judicial discipline.

Item 9138. Study Published: 2002 180 pages
 
$25.00
 
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An Ethics Guide for Judges and Their Families (Ethics Guide)

 

By Cynthia Gray

This guide explores the code of judicial conduct restrictions that affect a judge as a member of a family and the guidance the rules give to family members. It lists examples of permitted and prohibited conduct in areas such as misuse of office, disqualification, hiring family members, and political activity, and provides practical suggestions on issues such as stress and security. A related discussion guide contains materials for use in programs on ethics and related topics for judges and their families.

Item 9065. Ethics Guide. Published: 2001 130 pages
 
$25.00
 
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An Ethics Guide for Judges and Their Families (Discussion Guide)

 

By Cynthia Gray

This guide explores the code of judicial conduct restrictions that affect a judge as a member of a family and the guidance the rules give to family members. It lists examples of permitted and prohibited conduct in areas such as misuse of office, disqualification, hiring family members, and political activity, and provides practical suggestions on issues such as stress and security. A related discussion guide contains materials for use in programs on ethics and related topics for judges and their families.

Item 9081. Discussion Guide Published: 2001 47 pages  
 
$10.00
 
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An Ethics Guide for Part-time Lawyer Judges

 

By Cynthia Gray and Nancy Biro

This self-study guide covers key issues in judicial ethics for part-time judges who also practice law. It examines the rules of the code of judicial conduct, discusses judicial ethics advisory opinions interpreting the rules, and includes a self-test and discussion questions designed to guide readers in determining how the rules affect their practice.

Item 0939. Book Published: 1999 121 pages
 
$25.00
 
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Ethical Issues for New Judges

 

Faced with the prospect and privilege of doing justice and administering the law, a new judge must make changes in community activities, political conduct, and financial practices to comply with a new responsibility to “act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.” Moreover, a new judge must make a professional shift from advocate to impartial arbiter. This paper outlines the advice judicial ethics committees have given to new judges to guide them in making that transition. It lists the inquiries a newly chosen judge should make about charitable, political, and business activities to evaluate what changes are necessary to conform to the judicial ethics rules. It considers whether a new judge may accept gifts, including receptions, that are offered to mark the new position. The paper also discusses winding-up a law practice, including completing pending cases, duties to clients, disposing of an interest in a law firm, receiving fees for work completed before taking the bench, and disassociation from a law firm. Finally, the paper examines the disqualification issues frequently faced by a new judge.

Item 845a. Ethical Issues for New Judges Published: 1996, updated 7/2003 31 pages
 
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Ethical Standards for Judges

 

By Cynthia Gray

A concise but comprehensive introduction to the substantive rules of judicial ethics. This 29-page publication discusses the standards for both on- and off-the-bench behavior for judges, defines relevant terms, and gives examples of misconduct that has resulted in discipline. The 2009 up-date incorporates recent case law and citations to the 2007 ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct.

Item 0938870971. Book Published: 1999, revised 2009
 
$20.00
 
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Handbook for Judges

 

Edited by Kathleen Sampson

An Anthology of Inspirational and Educational Readings
With its mix of inspirational and educational readings, the 4th edition of AJS's popular Handbook for Judges engages the experienced judge and introduces the new judge to the multi-faceted world of judging. In addition to traditional readings on the qualities and work of a judge and judicial reform, the 4th edition features a new section on the future and courts. Handbook for Judges belongs in every judge’s library. It is the perfect presentation gift for a new judge, or anniversary gift for the career judge.

Item AJS162. Handbook Published: 2004 263 pages
 
$20.00
 
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How Judicial Conduct Commissions Work

 

Cynthia Gray

This publication describes the judicial discipline process, from the filing of a complaint against a judge to the imposition of a sanction. It explains the purposes of judicial conduct commissions and examines the distinction between appealable error and judicial misconduct. It discusses confidentiality of judicial discipline proceedings, reviews the criteria for determining sanctions, and analyzes the role of the state supreme courts in judicial discipline.

Item 093887098X. Guidebook Published: 1999 not specified
 
$18.00
 
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Judicature (January-February 2013)

 

Various contributors

Item JUD964. January-February 2013 Published: February 


 
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Judicature (November-December 2012)

 

Various contributors

Item JUD963. November-December 2012 Published: December


 
$11.00
 
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Judicature (September-October 2012)

 

Various contributors

Item JUD962. September-October 2012 Published: October 2012


 
$11.00
 
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Judicature (July-August 2012)

 

Various contributors

Item JUD961. July-August 2012 Published: August 


 
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Judicature (May-June 2012)

 

Various contributors

Item JUD956. May-June 2012 Published: June 2012


 
$11.00
 
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Judicial Conduct Reporter (Spring 2013) Vol 35 #1

 

Various contributors

Past issues of Judicial Conduct Reporter

Item JCR351. Winter 2013 Published: 2013 not specified


 
$10.00
 
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Judicial Conduct Reporter (Winter 2012) Vol 34 #4

 

Various contributors

Past issues of Judicial Conduct Reporte

Item JCR334. Winter 2012 Published: February 2012 not specified


 
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Judicial Conduct Reporter (Fall 2012) Vol 34 #3

 

Various contributors

Past issues of Judicial Conduct Reporter

Item JCR343. Fall 2012 Published: December 2012 not specified


 
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Key Issues in Judicial Ethics: A series of nine background papers (Complete set of all nine background papers)

 

By Cynthia Gray

Judges frequently seek advice from judicial ethics committees about issues such as extra-judicial activities, disqualification, and family conduct. Thirteen to thirty-two pages each, these papers examine advisory opinions and relevant case law on these and other topics.

Item 840. Complete set of all nine background papers. Published: Various Authors 

 
$80.00
 
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Key Issues in Judicial Ethics: A series of nine background papers (Recommendations by Judges)

 
Item 841. Recommendations by Judges Published: 1996, updated 11/2009 25 pages

 

 
$10.00
 
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Key Issues in Judicial Ethics: A series of nine background papers (Political Activity by Members of A Judge's Family)

 
Item 842. Political Activity by Members of A Judge's Family Published: 1996, updated 9/2010 13 pages
 
$10.00
 
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Key Issues in Judicial Ethics: A series of nine background papers (Organizations that Practice Invidious Discrimination)

 
Item 843. Organizations that Practice Invidious Discrimination Published: 1996, updated 7/1999 16 pages
 
$10.00
 
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Key Issues in Judicial Ethics: A series of nine background papers (A Judge's Attendance at Social Events, Bar Association Functions, Civic and Charitable Functions, and Political Gatherings)

 
Item 844. A Judge's Attendance at Social Events, Bar Association Functions, Civic and Charitable Functions, and Political Gatherings Published: 1996, updated 2000 17 pages
 
$10.00
 
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Key Issues in Judicial Ethics: A series of nine background papers (Ethical Issues for New Judges)

 
Item 845. Ethical Issues for New Judges Published: 1996, updated 7/2003 31 pages
 
$10.00
 
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Key Issues in Judicial Ethics: A series of nine background papers (Real Estate Investments by Judges)

 
Item 846. Real Estate Investments by Judges Published: 1996, updated 2001 16 pages
 
$10.00
 
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Key Issues in Judicial Ethics: A series of nine background papers (Commenting on Pending Cases)

 
Item 847. Commenting on Pending Cases Published: 2001 21 pages
 
$10.00
 
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Key Issues in Judicial Ethics: A series of nine background papers (Disqualification Issues When a Judge is Related to a Lawyer)

 
Item 848. Disqualification Issues When a Judge is Related to a Lawyer Published: 2001 13 pages
 
$10.00
 
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Key Issues in Judicial Ethics: A series of nine background papers (Ethics and Judges' Evolving Roles off the Bench)

 
Item 849. Ethics and Judges' Evolving Roles off the Bench: Serving on Governmental Commissions Published: 2002 21 pages
 
$10.00
 
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National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics Binder with CD

 

By Cynthia Gray

250 pages in a loose-leaf notebook plus a CD with case summaries, advisory opinions, hypotheticals, law review articles, and other background materials used at the 22nd National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics sessions on Judicial Disqualification; Big Money and Judicial Elections; Judges’ Personal Relationships: On-Line and Face-to-Face; Appearance of Impropriety; Judicial Ethics in Problem-Solving Courts; Investigating “Judge Judy:” A Judicial Discipline Case Study; Determining the Appropriate Sanction; The Line Between Legal Error and Judicial Misconduct; The Role of Public Members; and Introduction to the Canons for New Members of Judicial Conduct Commissions.

Item 0022. Binder Published: 2011 250 pages
 
$25.00
 
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Recommendations by Judges

 

By Cynthia Gray

Recommendations by Judges discusses the guidance judicial ethics advisory committees have provided judges deciding whether to provide a letter of recommendation or act as a reference in contexts such as employment, admission to an educational institution or the bar, appointment to the bench, and adjudicative proceedings. Part of the Key Issues in Judicial Ethics series, the 2009 update of this 25-page publication incorporates recent advisory opinions and citations to the 2007 ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct.

Item 841a. Report 
Published:1996, updated 11/2009 
25 pages 
 
$10.00
 
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When Judges Speak Up: Ethics, the Public, and the Media (Video, Instructor's manual)

 

By Cynthia Gray

This multimedia curriculum is designed to help judges resolve the conflict between increasing demands for their observations on cases and controversial legal issues and their commitment to maintaining public confidence in the judiciary. The curriculum consists of a videotape and an instructor's manual or self-study guide. The video and self-study guide are also available on CD-ROM.

Item 0823. Video, Instructor's manual Published: 1998 41 pages (manual)
 
$25.00
 
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When Judges Speak Up: Ethics, the Public, and the Media (Video, Self-study Guide)

 

By Cynthia Gray

This multimedia curriculum is designed to help judges resolve the conflict between increasing demands for their observations on cases and controversial legal issues and their commitment to maintaining public confidence in the judiciary. The curriculum consists of a videotape and an instructor's manual or self-study guide. The video and self-study guide are also available on CD-ROM.

Item 0831. Video, Self-study Guide Published: 1998 65 pages (guide)
 
$25.00
 
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When Judges Speak Up: Ethics, the Public, and the Media (CD-Rom)

 

By Cynthia Gray

This multimedia curriculum is designed to help judges resolve the conflict between increasing demands for their observations on cases and controversial legal issues and their commitment to maintaining public confidence in the judiciary. The curriculum consists of a videotape and an instructor's manual or self-study guide. The video and self-study guide are also available on CD-ROM.

Item 831C. CD-Rom Published: 1998
 
$20.00
 
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