The Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct, which can be found in SJC Rule 3:09, was substantially rewritten effective October 1, 2003. A link to the text of the Code after its revision appears below. 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 and the revised, current version. Finally, the Code by Code Comparison  pdf format of Code by Code Comparison
shows side-by-side the language of each provision of the new Code and the cognate language (if any) in the old Code.

The Committee was established by SJC Rule 3:11 and is governed by that rule and by its own set of internal rules, links to which are also provided below:

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

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

SJC Rule 3:11

Rules of the Committee on Judicial Ethics

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