§ 5-302.16. Cooperation with disciplinary authorities.

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§ 5-302.16. Cooperation with disciplinary authorities.

   (A) A judge shall cooperate and be candid and honest with judicial and lawyer disciplinary agencies.

   (B) A judge shall not retaliate, directly or indirectly, against a person known* or suspected to have assisted or cooperated with an investigation of a judge or a lawyer.

COMMENT

   [1] Cooperation with investigations and proceedings of judicial and lawyer discipline agencies, as required in paragraph (A), instills confidence in judges' commitment to the integrity of the judicial system and the protection of the public.