Texas Code of Judicial Conduct Back to Outline

The Code of Conduct for the Texas Judiciary as directed by the Supreme Court of Texas.

Canon 2 Avoiding Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety In All of the Judge's Activities

A.  A judge shall comply with the law and should act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.

B.  A judge shall not allow any relationship to influence judicial conduct or judgment. A judge shall not lend the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of the judge or others; nor shall a judge convey or permit others to convey the impression that they are in a special position to influence the judge. A judge shall not testify voluntarily as a character witness.

C.  A judge shall not knowingly hold membership in any organization that practices discrimination prohibited by law.

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