Rule 2.2 - Impartiality And Fairness

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A judge shall uphold and apply the law, and shall perform all duties of judicial office fairly and impartially.

Comment Text: 

COMMENT

[1] To ensure impartiality and fairness to all parties, a judge must be objective and open-minded.

[2] Although each judge comes to the bench with a unique background and personal philosophy, a judge must interpret and apply the law without regard to whether the judge approves or disapproves of the law in question.

[3] When applying and interpreting the law, a judge sometimes may make good-faith errors of fact or law. Errors of this kind do not violate this Rule.

[4] It is not a violation of this Rule for a judge to make reasonable accommodations to ensure pro se litigants the opportunity to have their matters fairly heard.

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