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Code of Ethics Order
under the
Provincial Court Act, 1991

(Filed June 30, 2015)

Under the authority of paragraph 18(1)(e) of the Provincial Court Act, 1991, I make the following Order.

Dated at St. John's , March 23, 2015.

D. Mark Pike
Chair of the Judicial Council of the Provincial Court
of Newfoundland and Labrador



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        1. This Order may be cited as the Code of Ethics Order.

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Code of Ethics

        2. The Code of Ethics for a judge of the court is as set out in the Schedule.

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              1.  A judge shall render justice within the framework of the law.

              2.  A judge shall perform the duties of his or her office with integrity, dignity and honour.

              3.  A judge shall foster professional competence.

              4.  A judge shall avoid any conflict of interest and refrain from entering into a situation or position where the functions of his or her office cannot be faithfully carried out.

              5.  A judge shall be, and shall be seen to be, impartial and objective.

              6.  A judge shall perform the duties of his or her office diligently and devote all efforts to the exercise of his or her functions.

              7.  A judge shall refrain from any activity which is not compatible with his or her office.

              8.  A judge shall act in a reserved, dignified and courteous manner in public.

              9.  A judge shall follow the administrative directives of the chief judge within the performance of his or her office.

            10.  A judge shall uphold the integrity and defend the independence of the judiciary, in the best interest of justice and society.