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Unformatted text preview: Code of Probate Judicial Conduct Note: The Code of Probate Judicial Conduct is Part III of the Connecticut Probate Practice Book . III - 1 PART III CODE OF PROBATE JUDICIAL CONDUCT INTRODUCTION The Judges of the Probate Courts adopted the Code of Probate Judicial Conduct effective January 21, 1976. The Probate Court Administrator approved the Code on January 23, 1976. The Judges of the Probate Courts adopted amendments to the Code on April 28, 1980, November 29, 1984, and June 8, 1988, and the Probate Court Administrator approved the amendments on the same dates. On November 30, 1994, the Judges of the Courts of Probate adopted a complete revision of the Code as drafted by the Ethics Committee of the Connecticut Probate Assembly, with the exception of Canon 3, Section B (7), which deals with ex parte communications. The Probate Court Administrator approved the revised Code [with the exception of Canon 3, Section B (7)] on the same date. On January 10, 1996, the Judges of the Courts of Probate adopted Canon 3, Section B (7) as revised by the Ethics Committee and amended Canon 5, Section A (1)(a) and Section A (1)(f). The Probate Court Administrator approved the revision and these amendments on the same date. In April 1997, the Ethics Committee drafted four revisions to Canon 5 of the Code pertaining to a judge's conduct during political campaigns. The Judges of the Courts of Probate adopted the Ethics Committee's revisions to Canon 5, Sections A (1)(c), A (1)(e), A (1)(j), and A (4) on November 20, 1997. The Probate Court Administrator approved the revisions on that same date. On June 10, 1998, the Judges of the Courts of Probate adopted a revision to Canon 3, Section C (3), which enacts new rules concerning the paid employment of a judge's relatives in the judge's probate court or any other probate court. The Probate Court Administrator approved the revision on that same date. On January 30, 2001, the Judges of the Courts of Probate amended the definition of “fiduciary” in the Preamble to add the relationship of “conservator.” The Probate Court Administrator approved the revision on that same date. On April 12, 2001, the Ethics Committee approved a revision to Canon 3, Section E (3) with respect to a judge serving as a fiduciary in certain situations. On May 24, 2001, the Executive Committee approved the Ethics Committee’s revision and added new language to Canon 3, Section E (3)(a). The Judges of the Courts of Probate adopted the Executive Committee’s version of the revision on June 14, 2001, and the Probate Court Administrator approved it on that same date. In 2005, the Ethics Committee drafted revisions to Canon 5, Section A (4) and its Commentary. The revision makes it clear that not only campaign committees but also judges or judicial candidates may solicit statements of public support. The revised Commentary indicates that judicial candidates should arrange fundraising activities so as to minimize possible conflicts of interest with the judicial office. It also states that when fundraising activities so as to minimize possible conflicts of interest with the judicial office....
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