Ohio to change judicial code of conduct, accept public comment; do it by wiki?

Ethics is a big deal in law school. Whether or not those who pass the bar and call themselves “attorney” consider ethics to be enough of a big deal that it shows in their behavior – that’s another thing altogether, sadly.

During law school, we spent time understanding the different model codes. According to this Ohio Supreme Court announcement, the most current one, the American Bar Association’s Model Code of Judicial Conduct, which was adopted by the ABA in 2/07, will now be analyzed and re-drafted by an Ohio judicial task force, appointed by Ohio’s Chief Justice Moyer. And the task force will be accepting comment from the public.

So – if you had your druthers, what would you include – what would you leave out? Wouldn’t it be fun to have the Chief Justice throw up a starting point draft on a wiki and let Ohioans tell him and the task force what they’d like to see in it?

I bet Judge William O’Neill would have a few ideas to start us off (and I mean that in the best way possible).

I’m telling you, wiki is the way to go, Judges.

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