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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 2019 revised fourth edition will include the new provisions in the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees that were approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States on March 12, 2019. Prepublication orders are being accepted, and will be filled as soon as print copies are available.

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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.

This 2018 revised edition is no longer available in hard copy. A 2019 revised edition is in preparation to include the new provisions in the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees that were approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States on March 12, 2019. Prepublication orders are being accepted, and will be filled as soon as print copies are available. See Maintaining the Public Trust: Ethics for Federal Judicial Law Clerks, Revised Fourth Edition (2019).

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This guide summarizes issues related to third-party financing of civil litigation. It discusses how judges might manage cases involving litigation financing, including ethical issues, legal issues raised by financing agreements, and discovery issues related to such agreements. 

For more information on third-party litigation financing, visit the Third Party Litigation Financing Special Topics Page.

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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.
 
Archival Copy on File

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.

Superseded by Maintaining the Public Trust: Ethics for Federal Judicial Law Clerks, Third Edition (2012).

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Bankruptcy courts are different from the district courts in the attorney conduct area in that attorneys who practice in bankruptcy courts are subject to a complex statutory system, which includes bankruptcy-specific conflict of interest criteria and other standards directly governing attorney conduct. The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure in conjunction with the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules requested the Federal Judicial Center to conduct a study of attorney conduct issues in the bankruptcy courts. In December 1998, the Center sent 317 questionnaires to all chief bankruptcy judges (including bankruptcy judges in districts with only one bankruptcy judge) and to all other bankruptcy judges. This report presents the results of the survey.

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