Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Commission on Judicial Conduct
17C A.R.S. Jud.Conduct Comm.Rules of Proc., Preamble
An independent, fair, and competent judiciary being one of the cornerstones of our legal system, judges must respect and honor their judicial office as a public trust. To preserve the integrity of the judiciary and to enhance public confidence in the judicial system, Arizona regulates judicial conduct through a system comprised of the Arizona Supreme Court and the Commission on Judicial Conduct, which is established by article 6.1 of the Arizona Constitution. By law, the supreme court is responsible for approving the commission's rules and reviewing recommendations for the censure, suspension, removal, or retirement of a judge. The supreme court is also responsible for adopting the Code of Judicial Conduct, which contains the standards governing the ethical conduct of judges. The commission is responsible for administering the judicial discipline and incapacity system over all state and local judges.
Added by Order dated Oct. 11, 2001, effective Jan. 1, 2002.
17C A. R. S. Jud. Conduct Comm. Rules of Proc., Preamble, AZ ST J COND COMM Preamble
Current with amendments received through 11/1/19
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