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Maintaining the Public Trust: Ethics for Federal Judicial Law Clerks, Fourth Edition [Superseded]

Federal Judicial Center, Judicial Conference of the United States, Committee on Codes of Conduct
January 1, 2013
In Print: Available for Distribution

This pamphlet provides an overview of law clerks’ ethical obligations as well as resources they can consult for further information. It covers topics such as confidentiality, conflicts of interest, political activities, online activities, and gifts, and includes examples that illustrate challenges law clerks may face. It also has an Ethics Checklist for Federal Judicial Law Clerks, which helps law clerks identify ethics problems that may arise. The fourth edition includes the new provisions in the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees effective August 1, 2013.