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JUDGES

Administrative law judges, see ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES

Administrators

Appointment as, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.8

Adoption, Court Rules Adop 6.05, Adop 6.07

Alcoholism

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.14

Appearance before, see APPEARANCE

Appearance of impropriety

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 1.2

Application of rules

Generally, Jud Cond Application

Appointments by

County law libraries, Minn. Statutes 2014 134A.03

Court reporters, Minn. Statutes 2014 179A.101

Domestic fatality review teams, Minn. Statutes 2014 611A.203

Appointments

By judges, impartiality in, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.13

To judicial office, candidates' activities, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.3

Approvals by

Marriage license applications, persons 16 years of age, Minn. Statutes 2014 517.02

Parties to proceedings, bonds, Minn. Statutes 2014 574.20

Arbitration

Arbitrators, service as, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.9

Armed forces members, salary differential exception, Minn. Statutes 2014 43A.183

Arrest warrants, power to issue, Minn. Statutes 2014 629.41

Assault on

Sentencing

Offense severity, Court Rules Sent 5.A, Sent 5.B

Assaults on, 4th degree assault, Minn. Statutes 2014 609.2231

Assignment

Complex cases, single judge, Court Rules Gen Prac 113.01 to 113.03, Gen Prac 146.03

Assignments, appeals from, Minn. Statutes 2014 2.724

Assistance programs

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.14

Authorization by, marriage licenses, reduction of five-day waiting period, Minn. Statutes 2014 517.08

Ballots, Minn. Statutes 2014 204B.36

Benefits, eligibility, Minn. Statutes 2014 43A.24

Benefits

Acceptance and reporting, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.13

Bequests

Acceptance and reporting, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.13

Bias, motions for change of venue, Minn. Statutes 2014 542.13

Bias

Criminal proceedings, Court Rules Crim 26.03

Bias

Grounds for disqualification, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.11

Prohibition, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.3

Boards

Appointments to, accepting, restrictions, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.4

Breach of the peace, order to arrest, Minn. Statutes 2014 629.36

Bribery, Minn. Statutes 2014 609.42

Businesses

Officers or employees, judges acting as, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.11

Calendar judges, Minn. Statutes 2014 176.011

Campaign practices

Campaign committees, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.4

Judicial elections, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.2

Restrictions, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.1

Candidates for office

Affidavits of candidacy, Minn. Statutes 2014 204B.06

Campaign practices, Minn. Statutes 2014 10A.01

Filing fees, Minn. Statutes 2014 204B.11

Nominating petitions, signatures, Minn. Statutes 2014 204B.08

Petition in place of filing fees, Minn. Statutes 2014 204B.11

Candidates

Endorsing, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.1

Candidates

Disciplinary action against, Court Rules Jud Stand 6

Censure, Minn. Statutes 2014 490A.02

Certificates and certification, marriage certificates

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2014 517.10

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2014 517.13, 2014 517.14

Charitable organizations

Expenses incurred for, reimbursement, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.14

Participation in, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.7

Chemical dependency

Judges, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.14

Chief justice, see under SUPREME COURT

Civic organizations

Expenses incurred for, reimbursement, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.14

Participation in, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.7

Claims of error against, proper forum, Court Rules Jud Stand 4

Commissions

Appointments to, accepting, restrictions, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.4

Commitments, assignment, petition following acquittal, Minn. Statutes 2014 253B.07

Committees

Appointments to, accepting, restrictions, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.4

Community outreach activities

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 1.2

Compensation and salaries

Appeals panel, commitments, Minn. Statutes 2014 253B.19

Armed forces members on active service, salary differential exception, Minn. Statutes 2014 43A.183

Constitutional provisions, Minn. Const. art 6 s 5

Payroll, Minn. Statutes 2014 43A.37

Compensation judges, see under ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS OFFICE

Compensation

Extrajudicial activities, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.12

Competence

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.5

Complaints against

Conduct occurring prior to assumption of judicial office, procedure, Court Rules Prof Resp 6Z

Complaints against

Amendment, after commencement of hearing, Court Rules Jud Stand 10

Dismissed complaints, expungement of record, Court Rules Jud Stand 19

Disposition by consent, Court Rules Jud Stand 13

Formal complaints, Judicial Standards Board, Court Rules Jud Stand 8

Investigations by other agencies, Court Rules Jud Stand 6

Review, Court Rules Jud Stand 6

Unprofessional conduct before assumption of judicial office, Court Rules Jud Stand 6Z

Compliance with law

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 1.1

Conciliation court judges, see Judges under CONCILIATION COURTS

Conduct, standards for, see JUDICIAL STANDARDS BOARD

Conferences, annual judicial conference, Minn. Statutes 2014 480.18

Confidence in the judiciary

Promoting, Court Rules Jud Cond 1.2

Conflicts of interest

Minimizing risk of, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.1

Continuing education, chief justice of Supreme Court, supervising, Minn. Statutes 2014 2.724

Conviction, removal from office, Minn. Statutes 2014 490A.02

Cooperation

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.5

Correspondence, access to, Court Rules Rec Acc 5

County law libraries, Minn. Statutes 2014 134A.01, 2014 134A.02

Court of Appeals judges, see Judges under COURT OF APPEALS

Court personnel

Ex parte communications to consult, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.9

Supervision of, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.12

Use for political activities, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.1

Courtesy

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.8

Criminal charges against, disposition, effect, Court Rules Jud Stand 4

Deadly force used against, Minn. Statutes 2014 609.221

Deceased judges

Complaints against, expungement of records, Court Rules Jud Stand 19

Decisions

Responsibility to decide, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.7

Decorum

In court, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.8

Definitions

Campaign finance, Minn. Statutes 2014 10A.01

Judges retirement, Minn. Statutes 2014 490.121

Judicial officers, Minn. Statutes 2014 609.415

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2014 176.011

Delinquency proceedings

New judges, assignment, Court Rules Juv Del 22.04

Removal of judge, Court Rules Juv Del 22.03

Substitution of judge

After verdict or finding of guilt, Court Rules Juv Del 22.02

Before or during trial, Court Rules Juv Del 22.01

Demeanor

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.8

Dignity

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.8

Diligence

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.5

Disability

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.14

Disability

Complaints, screening and investigation, Court Rules Jud Stand 6

Disability retirement, Court Rules Jud Stand 5, Jud Stand 18

Disability suspension, Court Rules Jud Stand 15, Jud Stand 16

Disciplinary action, Court Rules Jud Stand 16

Formal statements of disability proceedings

Amendments, Court Rules Jud Stand 10

Confidentiality, Court Rules Jud Stand 5

Contents, Court Rules Jud Stand 8

Disposition by consent, Court Rules Jud Stand 13

Jurisdiction, Court Rules Jud Stand 2

Grounds for disciplinary action, Court Rules Jud Stand 4

Investigations, Court Rules Jud Stand 16

Disciplinary action

Cooperation with, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.16

Disciplinary action

Appeals, Court Rules Jud Stand 11, Jud Stand 14

Complainants, notice to, Court Rules Jud Stand 5

Confidentiality, Court Rules Jud Stand 5

Disability, see Disability under this topic

Dismissed inquiries, allegations from, use, Court Rules Jud Stand 20

Disposition by consent, Court Rules Jud Stand 13

Findings and recommendations, Judicial Standards Board, Court Rules Jud Stand 14

Findings of hearing panel, Judicial Standards Board hearings, Court Rules Jud Stand 11

Formal complaints, Court Rules Jud Stand 8

Grounds, generally, Court Rules Jud Stand 4

Hearing panel, Court Rules Jud Stand 8

Judicial Standards Board proceedings, Court Rules Jud Stand 5, Jud Stand 6

Letters of caution, Court Rules Jud Stand 20

Notice of hearing, Court Rules Jud Stand 8

Process, evaluation, Court Rules Jud Stand 21

Suspension, Court Rules Jud Stand 15

Disclosure, economic interest disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2014 10A.09

Discrimination

Affiliation with discriminatory organizations, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.6

Disqualification, suspension, removal, or retirement, Minn. Statutes 2014 490A.02, 2014 490A.03

Disqualification

Arbitrators, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.9

Avoiding conflicts that lead to, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.1, Jud Cond 3.1

Financial relationships leading to, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.11

Grounds for, generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.11

Mediators, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.9

And responsibility to decide, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.7

District court judges, see DISTRICT COURT JUDGES

District court, see DISTRICT COURT JUDGES

Economic interest

Grounds for disqualification, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.11

Education and training, fetal alcohol syndrome, Minn. Statutes 2014 145.9266

Educational organizations

Expenses incurred for, reimbursement, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.14

Participation in, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.7

Election judges, Minn. Rules 8240.0100 to 8240.2900

Election of, Minn. Statutes 2014 204B.34, 2014 204D.02

Election of

Judicial ballots, Minn. Rules 8250.0375

Elections

Campaign committees, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.4

Judicial elections, activities in, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.2

Nonjudicial office, judge candidates for, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.5

Emeritus status

Retirement affidavits for, Court Rules Regis 2

Ex parte communications

Restrictions, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.9

Executive bodies

Appearing before, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.2

Executors

Appointment as, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.8

Expenses

Reimbursement, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.14

Experts

Ex parte communications to consult, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.9

External influences

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.4

Extrajudicial activities

Compensation for, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.12, Jud Cond 3.15

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.1

Fairness

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.2

False names, giving to, criminal penalties, Minn. Statutes 2014 609.506

False statements

Political activities, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.1

Family members

Businesses of, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.11

Fiduciary responsibilities for, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.8

Invitations to, accepting, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.13

Legal advice to, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.11

Relationships

Effects of, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.4

Grounds for disqualification, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.11

Soliciting contributions from, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.2

Favoritism

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.13

Fear of criticism

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.4

Fiduciaries, insurance companies, liquidation, bonds, refiling, notice, Minn. Statutes 2014 60B.26

Fiduciaries

Service as, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.8

Fiduciary interests

Grounds for disqualification, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.11

Fines, marriage certificates, violations, Minn. Statutes 2014 517.13

For-profit entities

Publications of, Court Rules Jud Cond 1.3

Former judges

Disqualification, Court Rules Prof Cond 1.12

Former judges

Judicial Standards Board jurisdiction, Court Rules Jud Stand 2

Fraternal organizations

Expenses incurred for, reimbursement, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.14

Participation in, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.7

Fundraising

Attendance at fundraisers, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.7

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.1

Gifts from lobbyists, Minn. Statutes 2014 10A.071

Gifts

Acceptance and reporting, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.13

Reporting, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.15

Government data

Nonpublic information, use of, restrictions, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.5

Guardians and conservators

Appointment as, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.8

Guilty pleas, duties regarding, Court Rules Crim 15.01 to 15.11

Habeas corpus, see HABEAS CORPUS

Harassment

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.3

Hennepin County Municipal Court, see Municipal court under HENNEPIN COUNTY

Impairment

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.14

Impartiality

Appointments, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.13

Arbitrators, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.9

Avoiding conflicts with, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.1

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.2

Judicial elections, activities in, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.2

Impeachment, application of law, Court Rules Jud Stand 2

Impropriety, appearance of

Avoiding, Court Rules Jud Cond 1.2

Independence

Avoiding conflicts with, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.1

Judicial elections, activities in, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.2

Integrity

Avoiding conflicts with, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.1

Judicial elections, activities in, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.2

Interactive video teleconferences, location of judge, Court Rules Gen Prac 131.05

Interest or bias, Court Rules Crim 26.03

Investigations by, restrictions, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.9

Investigations of, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.16

Judicial districts, see DISTRICT COURT JUDGES

Judicial evaluation programs, Court Rules Regis 7

Judicial nonpartisan offices, ballots, Minn. Rules 8250.0375

Judicial office, duties of

Activities interfering with, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.11

Precedence, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.1

Judicial officers, Minn. Statutes 2014 609.415

Jurors

Communications with, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.8

Juvenile protection proceedings, Court Rules Juv Prot 7.07

Labor dispute proceedings, contempts, retirement of judge, Minn. Statutes 2014 185.17

Legal advice

Restrictions on, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.10

Legislative bodies

Appearing before, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.2

Letterhead

Using, Court Rules Jud Cond 1.3

Letters of caution

Disciplinary actions, Court Rules Jud Stand 20

Litigant status

Judges as litigants, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.10

Loans

Acceptance and reporting, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.13

Lodging

Reimbursement, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.14

Meals

Reimbursement, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.14

Media, relationships with

Judicial elections, activities in, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.2

Statements in, responses to, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.10

Mediators

Service as, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.9

Memberships, judicial appeal panel, commitments, Minn. Statutes 2014 253B.19

Minneapolis municipal court, see Municipal court under HENNEPIN COUNTY

Minnesota Code of Military Justice

Military judge system, Minn. Statutes 2014 192A.15

State judge advocates, see under MILITARY JUSTICE, MINNESOTA CODE OF

Misconduct, Minn. Statutes 2014 609.515

Misconduct

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.15

Misconduct

Disciplinary action for, see Disciplinary action under this topic

Murder of, first degree, Minn. Statutes 2014 609.185

Nepotism

Avoiding, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.13

Notarial acts, power to perform, Minn. Statutes 2014 358.43

Oaths

Marriage, parties examined, Minn. Statutes 2014 517.06

Power to administer, Minn. Statutes 2014 358.43

Orders, see ORDERS

Outside influences

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.4

Pardons or commutations, hearings on, notice received, Minn. Statutes 2014 638.06

Part-time judges

Application of code to, Jud Cond Application

Patience

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.8

Pending cases

Statements about, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.10

Pledges

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.10

Political activities

Judicial elections, activities in, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.2

Restrictions, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.1

Political organizations

Leadership in, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.1

Power of attorney

Attorney in fact, appointment as, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.8

Practice of law

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.10

Prejudice

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.3

Grounds for disqualification, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.11

Prestige

Abuse of, Court Rules Jud Cond 1.3

Private admonitions, Court Rules Jud Stand 6

Pro bono publico legal services

Encouraging, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.7

Pro se litigants

Accommodations for, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.2

Judges acting pro se, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.10

Probable cause determinations, Court Rules Crim 4.03

Probate court judges, see Judges under PROBATE COURT

Promises

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.10

Public clamor

Effects of, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.4

Public statements

Grounds for disqualification, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.11

Restrictions on, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.10

Ramsey County Municipal Court, see Municipal court under RAMSEY COUNTY

Records and record keeping, marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2014 517.10

References or recommendations

Restrictions, Court Rules Jud Cond 1.3

Registration, annual, Court Rules Regis 2

Religious organizations and societies

Expenses incurred for, reimbursement, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.14

Participation in, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.7

Removal, Minn. Statutes 2014 480.17

Removal

Criminal proceedings, Court Rules Crim 26.03

Removal

Adoption, Court Rules Adop 6.07

Reports given, wiretapping, orders, Minn. Statutes 2014 626A.17

Representation, Judicial Standards Board, Court Rules Jud Stand 1

Representation

Criminal procedure advisory committee, Minn. Statutes 2014 480.059

Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee, Minn. Statutes 2014 480.0591

Resignation

Nonjudicial office, judge candidates for, Court Rules Jud Cond 4.5

Retaliation

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.16

Retired judges

Approvals by, Minn. Statutes 2014 517.02, 2014 517.04

Assigning, compensation and salaries, Minn. Statutes 2014 2.724

Economic interest disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2014 10A.09

Elective state insurance benefits, eligibility, Minn. Statutes 2014 43A.27

Retired judges

Emeritus status, Court Rules Regis 2

Retired judges

Application of code to, Jud Cond Application

Retirement

Constitutional provisions, Minn. Const. art 6 s 9

Plan, see JUDGES RETIREMENT PLAN (UJRP)

Retirement

Disability retirement, Court Rules Jud Stand 5, Jud Stand 18

Involuntary retirement, Court Rules Jud Stand 17

Right to be heard

Duty to ensure, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.6

Rules of professional conduct

Violations, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.15

Scheduling

Ex parte communications for, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.9

Selection

Participation in, Court Rules Jud Cond 1.3

Service as attorney in a matter

Grounds for disqualification, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.11

Settlements

Ex parte communications for, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.9

Involvement in, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.6

Sexual harassment

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.3

Single judge, assignment of all proceedings to, Court Rules Gen Prac 113.01 to 113.03, Gen Prac 146.03

Social Security benefits, Minn. Statutes 2014 355.01, 2014 355.02

Solemnization of marriages, Minn. Statutes 2014 517.04, 2014 517.13, 2014 517.14

Special magistrates, alternative dispute resolution, Minn. Statutes 2014 484.74

Special masters, county officers, removal hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 351.17

Spouses

Relationships, grounds for disqualification, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.11

State court administrator, requests for information, Minn. Statutes 2014 480.17

State judges association, consulting, driver improvement clinics, Minn. Statutes 2014 169.973

State laws and statutes, free copies, Minn. Statutes 2014 3C.12

Substance abuse

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.14

Substitutions, Court Rules Crim 26.03

Supervision of, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.12

Supreme Court justices, see Justices under SUPREME COURT

Suspension

Disability suspension, reinstatement after, Court Rules Jud Stand 16

Tax Court, see Judges under TAX COURT

Telephone use, monthly long distance bills, approval, data classification, Minn. Statutes 2014 10.43, 2014 10.46

Testimony

Character witnesses, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.3

Transfers, appeals from, Minn. Statutes 2014 2.724

Travel expenses, annual judicial conference, Minn. Statutes 2014 480.18

Travel expenses

Reimbursement, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.14

Treason, knowledge of, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2014 609.39

Trials, traffic violations, Minn. Statutes 2014 169.89

Trustees

Appointment

Judges, appointment as, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.8

Unemployment law judges, see under UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Unprofessional conduct prior to assumption of judicial office, Court Rules Jud Stand 6Z

Vacancy in office, retirement, executive orders, Minn. Statutes 2014 490.126

Violations and penalties

Censure, Minn. Statutes 2014 490A.02

Indictments, disclosures of, Minn. Statutes 2014 628.68

Misconduct, Minn. Statutes 2014 609.515

Removal, Minn. Statutes 2014 480.17

Violations of code

Financial relationships leading to, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.11

Generally, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.15

Wiretapping, inventory, notice given, Minn. Statutes 2014 626A.10

Witnesses

Character witness, Court Rules Jud Cond 3.3

Relationships with, grounds for disqualification, Court Rules Jud Cond 2.11

Work product, access to, Court Rules Rec Acc 4

Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals, see Judges under WORKERS COMPENSATION COURT OF APPEALS

Workers' compensation judges, see Compensation judges under ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS OFFICE

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