The State Organization Index provides an alphabetical listing of government organizations, including commissions, departments, and bureaus.
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Effective January 1, 2016
Format and Organization. The 2016 Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct adopts the structure of the 2007 American Bar Association Model Code. The Canons state overarching principles. A set of enforceable black-letter Rules follows each Canon. The Comments that accompany the Rules do not state enforceable obligations, but rather provide interpretive guidance and, occasionally, identify aspirational goals.
Substantive Changes from the 2003 Massachusetts Code of Judicial Conduct. The most significant substantive differences between the 2016 Massachusetts Code and the 2003 Massachusetts Code are as follows. In several instances, the 2016 Code reverses the 2003 Code. Far more often, the 2016 Code addresses topics that were formerly not addressed or provides additional clarification:
Of particular note is the treatment of the following types of gifts that are given for or because of a judge’ official position or action:
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