The Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics were enacted by the Alabama Supreme Court to govern the conduct of members of the judiciary in Alabama. The canons posted below are current through the 2010 amendments. We have posted the text of all of the rules as well as the committee comments, but we have not included the forms or the appendixes at this time.
The following links contain the text of each of the Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics:
- Canon 1. A judge should uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary.
- Canon 2. A judge should avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all his activities.
- Canon 3. A judge should perform the duties of his office impartially and diligently.
- Canon 4. A judge may engage in activities to improve the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice.
- Canon 5. A judge should regulate his extra-judicial activities to minimize the risk of conflict with his judicial duties.
- Canon 6. A judge should regularly file reports of his financial interests.
- Canon 7. A judge or a judicial candidate shall refrain from political activity inappropriate to judicial office.
- Compliance with the Canons of Judicial Ethics and Effective Date.
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