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Supreme Court issues ethics guidelines for pro tem judges

November 02, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The written summary of the advice stated that while it’s mandatory for trial judges to disqualify themselves for donations of over $1,500 from a party or lawyer in a proceeding, it would only be discretionary at the appellate level.

Pro Tem Justice Bound by Appellate, Not Trial Court, Ethics

November 02, 2018 | Metropolitan News-Enterprise
A superior court judge who is assigned to sit on an appellate court is bound by ethics rules applicable to appellate justices not trial court judges, a California Supreme Court committee has advised, telling an inquiring judge that recusal from a case based on campaign contributions from parties is not mandatory.

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