The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions invites public comment on a draft opinion about a trial court judge’s duty to disclose campaign contributions and other types of campaign assistance.
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) advised that an appellate court justice cannot contact a superior court presiding judge regarding misconduct by a superior court research attorney related to a pending appellate matter.
SAN FRANCISCO–The Supreme Court of California today filed an order approving the first comprehensive amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California in twenty-nine years. The court approved forty-two rules as modified by the court, twenty-seven rules as submitted by the State Bar, and denied approval of one rule.
Judge Kenneth K. So of the Superior Court of San Diego County and Judge George J. Abdallah, Jr. of the Superior Court of San Joaquin County were both reappointed; Commissioner Belinda Handy of the Superior Court of Riverside County was appointed to serve a four-year term.