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Application of the Code of Judicial Conduct

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme Court

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court
IV Judicial Conduct Commission (Refs & Annos)
SCR 4.300. Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct
Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR), Application
Application of the Code of Judicial Conduct
Anyone, whether or not a lawyer, who is an officer of a judicial system performing judicial functions, including an officer such as a court commissioner, is a judge for the purpose of this Code. All judges should comply with this Code except as provided below.
A. Part-Time Judge or Special Judge. A part-time judge is a judge who serves on a continuing or periodic basis, but is permitted by law to devote time to some other profession or occupation and whose compensation for that reason is less than that of a full-time judge.
(1) is not required to comply with Canon 4D(3), E, F, and G;
(2) should not practice law in the court on which the judge serves or in any court subject to the appellate jurisdiction of the court on which the judge serves, or act as a lawyer in a proceeding in which the judge has served as a judge or in any other proceeding related thereto. This provision shall not, however, prevent a trial commissioner of the District Court or a commissioner of the Circuit Court from practicing in the court of which that person is a commissioner so long as that person has not taken and does not take any action as such commissioner with respect to the matter or matters in which that person practices as an attorney.
B. Judge Pro Tempore. A judge pro tempore is a person who is appointed to act temporarily as a judge.
(1) While acting as such, a judge pro tempore is not required to comply with Canon 4D(3), (4), E, F, and G.
(2) A person who has been a judge pro tempore should not act as lawyer in a proceeding in which that person has served as a judge or in any other proceeding related thereto.

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HISTORY: Amended by Order 2013-04, eff. 2-18-13; prior amendments eff. 12-15-10 (Order 2010-11); 2-16-06 (Order 2006-03); 9-15-05 (Order 2005-9), 1-1-05 (Order 2004-5), 2-1-00 (Order 99-1), 1-1-99 (Order 98-2), 11-1-95 (Order 95-1), 4-4-91, 1-1-87, 10-1-82, 7-1-81, 1-1-80, 7-1-79, 1-29-79, 6-1-78, 3-1-78, 2-22-78, 1-1-78; adopted eff. 1-1-78
Note: Former Rules of Appellate Procedure (RAP) were amended and redesignated as Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) by Order of the Supreme Court effective January 1, 1978. Prior Rules of the Court of Appeals (RCA) had been redesignated as Rules of Appellate Procedure effective March 12, 1976.
Sup. Ct. Rules, Application, KY ST S CT Application
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2017
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