Back to Code of Conduct for Supreme Court Law Clerks and Staff Attorneys
Throughout history, a cornerstone of our system of government has been the principle that freedom is
best preserved by an independent, fair, and competent judiciary providing equal justice for all. Since
1918, law clerks and staff attorneys have helped this Court fulfill its duties. Like the justices whom they
serve, law clerks and staff attorneys have respected and honored the judicial office as a public trust
and have aspired to enhance and maintain confidence in the legal system of this state. Law clerks and
staff attorneys are expected to uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary, avoid impropriety
and the appearance of impropriety in all Court activities, adhere to appropriate standards in performing
their Court duties and avoid, when engaging in outside activities, the risk of conflict with those duties.
This Code is promulgated to further these objectives.