The Supreme Judicial Court has adopted a new Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct, effective on January 1, 2016. To view the new Code and other applicable materials, click here.

The Code of Judicial Conduct linked below was in effect from October 1, 2003 – December 31, 2015. The Disposition Table  pdf format of Disposition Table
and the Derivation Table  pdf format of Derivation Table
correlate the provisions of the earlier version of the Code, effective through September 30, 2003, and the revised Code, effective through December 31, 2015. The Code by Code Comparison  pdf format of Code by Code Comparison
shows side-by-side the language of each provision of the Code effective through December 31, 2015, and the cognate language (if any) in the Code effective through September 30, 2003.

SJC Rule 3:09 (Code of Judicial Conduct)
(effective October 1, 2003 - December 31, 2015)

SJC Rule 3:09 (Code of Judicial Conduct)
(effective through September 30, 2003)

        Disposition Table  pdf format of Disposition Table

        Derivation Table  pdf format of Derivation Table

        Code by Code Comparison  pdf format of Code by Code Comparison