Rule 2.16 - Cooperation With Disciplinary Authorities

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(A) A judge shall cooperate and be candid and honest with judicial and lawyer disciplinary agencies.

(B) A judge shall not retaliate, directly or indirectly, against a person known or suspected to have assisted or cooperated with an investigation of a judge or a lawyer.

Comment Text: 

COMMENT

[1] Cooperation with investigations and proceedings of judicial and lawyer discipline agencies, as required in paragraph (A), instills confidence in judges’ commitment to the integrity of the judicial system and the protection of the public and (B) may be considered by the judicial and lawyer discipline agencies as a mitigating factor.

 

History Text: 

Comment [1] modified and effective December 15, 2016.

Associated Court Rules: 
Arkansas Code of Judicial Conduct
Group Title: 
CANON 2