Rule Set 21 – Code of Judicial Conduct

This page contains rule amendments approved and filed by the New Mexico Supreme Court after 11-1-2014, which is the publication cutoff date for the 2015 New Mexico Rules Annotated. Please note that recently approved rule changes in redline format are found in the column entitled Redline Rule, and may contain computer-generated errors and/or other deviations from the final, offical version of a rule. The official version is published in the column entitled Final Rule, and in New Mexico Rules Annotated or its annual supplement, and in quarterly updates of New Mexico One Source of Law®. All redline and final rules are published in PDF format. Forms are also published in Word and WordPerfect formats to facilitate word processing.

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Rule No.Final RuleRedline RuleOrder No.Eff. DateWordWordPerfect
21-001PreambleRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-002ScopeRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-003TerminologyRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-004ApplicationRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-209Ex parte communicationsRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-211DisqualificationRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-301Extrajudicial activities in generalRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-307Participation in educational, religious, charitable, fraternal, or civic organizations and activitiesRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-310Practice of lawRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-315Extrajudicial compensation, expense reimbursement, and reportingRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-400Canon 4Redline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-401Political activity and elections for judges generally, and who are not currently running in either a partisan, non-partisan, or retention electionRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-402Political and campaign activities of judicial candidates in public electionsRedline PDF15-8300-00311/1/2015
21-403Activities of candidates for appointive judicial officeRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-404Campaign committeesRedline PDF15-8300-00311/1/2015
21-405Activities of judges who become candidates for nonjudicial officeRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015
21-406ViolationsRedline PDF15-8300-01312/31/2015