NEW BOOK: Judicial Ethics and Discipline: A Legal Research Guide

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  • Provides a comprehensive bibliography of judicial ethics and discipline
  • Highlights federal and state resources available to researchers
  • Presents detailed coverage of the major primary and secondary sources in judicial ethics and discipline
  • Perfect for students, lawyers, and judges interested in the topic of legal ethics

About This Title


Legal ethics is usually seen as ethics dealing with attorney practice, but there has been a significant increase in the consideration of judicial conduct throughout the country. The American Bar Association has created a Model Code of Judicial Conduct (1990, 2007) that has been adopted by all fifty states and been a significant contribution to how judges approach their positions. Over the past three decades, state judicial commissions/committees have reviewed thousands of cases dealing with judicial misconduct and discipline of judges.

This comprehensive bibliography of judicial ethics and discipline covers federal and state topics. It brings together (1) basic primary sources (constitutions, statutes, regulations, and cases); (2) links to federal and state courts, commissions, and committees dealing with judicial conduct; and (3) major secondary sources like encyclopedias, periodicals, American Law Reports, practice books, treatises, and Internet resources such as websites and blogs.

About the Author


Dr. Joel Fishman has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.L.S. degree from Queens College (CUNY). He has been a law librarian for 47 years, during which time he served Seton Hall University School of Law, Allegheny County Law Library, and Duquesne University Center for Legal Information. A specialist in Pennsylvania legal history and bibliography, Dr. Fishman has written more than 300 publications, including books, articles, chapters in books, and book reviews. His more notable works include Pennsylvania State Documents: A Bibliography of Legal and Law-Related Material, 5th Edition, co-author of Pennsylvania Research Handbook, Bisel’s Pennsylvania Special Education Lawsource: Federal and States Laws and Regulations, Pennsylvania Judicial Discipline Handbook, and co-editor of Pennsylvania Constitution: A Treatise on Rights and Liberties. He also publishes an annual index for the Journal of Supreme Court History, Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, and Pennsylvania Family Lawyer. He is Co-Director of the Pennsylvania Constitution Website at Duquesne University School of Law. He also teaches an online Introduction to Legal Research course at the University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies and an American Legal History course at Duquesne University Forensic Sciences and Law Program.




Judicial Ethics and Discipline: A Legal Research Guide*
Legal Research Guides, Volume 80
Item #: 1006740
ISBN: 978-0-8377-4124-6
Pages: xviii, 106p. (124p. total)
1 Volume, perfect bound…….$89.00
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2020

*Standing order customers automatically receive this title.

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