Canon 2

Avoiding Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety in All of the Judge's Activities


A. A judge shall comply with the law and should act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and  impartiality of the judiciary.

B. A judge shall not allow any relationship to influence judicial conduct or judgment. A judge shall not lend the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of the judge or others; nor shall a judge convey or permit others to convey the impression that they are in a special position to influence the judge. A judge shall not testify voluntarily as a character witness.

C. A judge shall not knowingly hold membership in any organization that practices discrimination prohibited by law.