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.

Preamble Preamble

Throughout history,  a cornerstone of our system of government has been the principle that freedom is best preserved by an independent, fair, and competent judiciary providing equal justice for all. Since 1918, law clerks and staff attorneys have helped this Court fulfill its duties. Like the justices whom they serve, law clerks and staff attorneys have  respected and honored the judicial office as a public trust and have aspired to enhance and maintain confidence in the legal system of this state. Law clerks and staff attorneys are expected to uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary, avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all Court activities, adhere to appropriate standards in performing their Court duties and avoid, when engaging in outside activities, the risk of conflict with those duties. This Code is promulgated to further these objectives.

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/preamble/ (last visited Feb 07, 2023)