Education Materials

The Board seeks to educate judges and others about judicial ethics.  The Board intends to post in this space various educational materials.

The Board has posted the Judicial Ethics Outline, a large-scale discussion of judicial ethics in Minnesota and an important resource for judges, lawyers, and the public. The principal author is William J. Wernz, former attorney member (2011-2019) of the Board on Judicial Standards.  Sara Boeshans, Board Staff Attorney, has provided updates.

The Judicial Conduct Reporter, published by the Center for Judicial Ethics (CJE), is a periodic national summary of cases, opinions, and developments concerning judicial ethics.  Current and past issues are available without charge at (click on the link to the Judicial Conduct Reporter on the right side of the webpage).  Other helpful Center publications, such as An Ethics Guide for Judges and Their Families, are available on the CJE Publications page.

The Board has also posted judicial discipline cases and significant Minnesota Supreme Court cases involving judicial ethics.