Code of Conduct for Supreme Court Law Clerks and Staff Attorneys Back to Outline

Issued by the Supreme Court of Texas to govern behavior of Law Clerks and Staff Attorneys.

Canon 9 After Separating from the Court

After separating from the Court, a former law clerk or staff attorney may not:

a. participate in any matter that was pending before the Court while the law clerk or staff attorney was employed by the Court. The Clerk of the Court will prepare and deliver to each departing law clerk and staff attorney a list of the matters pending before the Court during the law clerk’s or staff attorney’s employment.

b. use as writing samples study memoranda or other writings concerning Court matters that were prepared by the law clerk or staff attorney during employment at the Court; or show any of the memoranda or other writings to anyone other than other employees of the Court.

This Code supercedes previously adopted codes and policies of the Court governing the conduct of Law Clerks and Staff Attorneys and is a supplement to and not in lieu of other Texas statutorily required conduct or direction of the Court.  Any violation of this Code of Conduct is ground for termination of employment.  A copy of the Code of Conduct for Law Clerks and Staff Attorneys of the Supreme Court of Texas is posted on the Court’s webpage and made available upon request without charge.

Bluebook Citation

Code of Conduct for Supreme Court Law Clerks and Staff Attorneys. § None, (Texas Center for Legal Ethics, 2023) from https://legalethicstexas.com/resources/rules/code-of-conduct-for-supreme-court-law-clerks-and-staff-attorneys/after-separating-from-the-court/ (last visited Feb 07, 2023)