January 8, 2014
IN RE: RESCISSION OF FORMER CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT AND ADOPTION OF CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT OF 2014
AND NOW, this 8th day of January, 2014, IT IS ORDERED pursuant to Article V, Section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania that the existing provisions of the Code of Judicial Conduct are rescinded effective July 1, 2014, and new Canons 1 through 4 of the Code of Judicial Conduct of 2014 and the corresponding Rules are adopted in the attached form.
To the extent that notice of proposed rulemaking would otherwise be required by Pa.R.J.A. No. 103, the immediate promulgation of the Code of Judicial Conduct of 2014 is found to be in the interests of justice and efficient administration.
This ORDER shall be processed in accordance with Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(b), and the Code of Judicial Conduct of 2014 shall be effective on July 1, 2014. A person to whom the Code of Judicial Conduct of 2014 becomes applicable shall comply with all provisions of that Code by July 1, 2014 except for Rules 3.4, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.11; such persons shall comply with Rules 3.4, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.11 as soon as reasonably possible and shall do so in any event by July 1, 2015.