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Rule 8.2. Judicial officials.

(a)A licensed paralegal practitioner shall not make a public statement that thelicensed paralegal practitioner knows to be false or with reckless disregard asto its truth or falsity concerning the qualifications or integrity of a judge,adjudicatory officer or a candidate for election or appointment to judicialoffice.




[1] Assessments by licensed paralegalpractitioners are relied on in evaluating the professional or personal fitnessof persons being considered for election or appointment to judicial office.Expressing honest and candid opinions on such matters contributes to improvingthe administration of justice. Conversely, false statements by a licensedparalegal practitioner can unfairly undermine public confidence in theadministration of justice.

[2] Reserved.

[3] To maintain the fair and independentadministration of justice, licensed paralegal practitioners are encouraged tocontinue traditional efforts to defend judges and courts unjustly criticized.

[3a] Reserved.


Effective November 1, 2018