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Rule 502
Rules for Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement

RULE 1. PURPOSE

The regulation of judicial conduct is critical to preserving the integrity of the judiciary and enhancing public confidence in the judicial system. These rules provide the procedure for resolving allegations that a judge has committed ethical misconduct or that a judge suffers from a physical or mental condition which adversely affects the judge's ability to perform judicial functions.