An independent and impartial judiciary is indispensable to justice. A judge therefore shall uphold and should promote the independence, integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.
RULE 1.1 Independence, Integrity and Impartiality of the Judiciary
A judge shall participate in establishing, maintaining and enforcing, and shall personally observe, high standards of conduct so that the integrity, impartiality and independence of the judiciary is preserved. This Code shall be construed and applied to further these objectives.
RULE 1.2 Compliance with the Law
A judge shall respect and comply with the law.
Violations of this Code, or violations of law or court rules that reflect adversely on a judge’s honesty, impartiality, temperament or fitness constitute a failure to respect and comply with the law.