The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, organized in 1976 by the Arizona Supreme Court, may render advisory opinions on the Code of Judicial Conduct, financial reporting requirements for judges, and any other requirement imposed by law on judges or candidates for judicial office. It may also render opinions interpreting the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees, propose amendments to the Code of Judicial Conduct, and recommend appropriate subjects for judicial education programs.
The complete text of all opinions from 1976 to present is available at this site. Point and click on Advisory Opinions below to reach the advisory opinions page. Then point and click on any year in the table to view a comprehensive list of ethics opinions for that particular year.
Advisory opinions can only be requested by judges or court employees. Requests for opinions may be submitted to the committee at the address and telephone number shown below.Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY JUDGES
Judges and judicial candidates are encouraged to review the information on the following page regarding the limits on political activity by judges:
2012 Political Activity by Judges
NOTICE REGARDING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS FOR 2011-2012
Rule 4.1(A)(4) of the Code of Judicial Conduct refers to campaign contribution limits established in A.R.S. Sec. 16-905. These limits are revised by the Secretary of State at the beginning of each election cycle. To see the contribution limits for 2011-2012, click this link:
Campaign Contribution Limits
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT POLITICAL ACTIVITIES BY JUDICIAL EMPLOYEES
Judicial employees are encouraged to review the information on the following page about the rules applicable to their political activity:
Questions and Answers regarding Political Activity by Judicial Employees
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