National Groups


A number of prominent national organizations address the subject of judicial ethics and discipline.

The American Bar Association adopted the Model Code of Judicial Conduct, which the various states have adapted and promulgated.

The ABA offices are located in Chicago and Washington, DC.

American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610-4714
American Bar Association
1050 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005-1019


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The Center for Judicial Ethics, a division of the National Center for State Courts, assists state judicial conduct commissions and publishes materials and runs national conferences on judicial ethics and conduct.

National Center for State Courts
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
800-616-6164 (phone)
757-220-0449 (fax)

Center for Judicial Ethics
National Center for State Courts
2425 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 350
Arlington, VA 22201
703-841-6914 (phone)
703-841-5670 (fax)


The Association of Judicial Disciplinary Counsel is a professional association of commission lawyers and other staff, intended to improve the effectiveness of judicial disciplinary organizations and to promote the professional interests of those who are engaged in the field of judicial discipline.