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207 Pa. Code Rule 2.1. Giving Precedence to the Duties of Judicial Office.

Rule 2.1. Giving Precedence to the Duties of Judicial Office.

 The duties of judicial office, as prescribed by law, shall ordinarily take precedence over a judge’s personal and extrajudicial activities.


   (1)  A judge’s personal and extrajudicial activities should be arranged so as not to interfere unreasonably with the diligent discharge of the Judge’s duties of office.

   (2) To ensure that judges are available to fulfill their judicial duties, judges must conduct their personal and extrajudicial activities to minimize the risk of conflicts that would result in frequent disqualification. See Canon 3.

   (3) Although it is not a duty of judicial office unless prescribed by law, judges are encouraged to participate in activities that promote public understanding of and confidence in the administration of justice.

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