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Ethics and the Court Employee

Exploring and Implementing the Illinois Judicial Branch State-Paid Employee Code of Conduct

The Supreme Court of Illinois, through the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, offers this web-based ethics training for all state paid non-judicial employees of the Illinois Judicial Branch.

This training will make you aware of the standards of ethical conduct outlined within the Illinois Judicial Branch Ethics Code, and further increase your knowledge, comprehension and application of the ethical standards governing conduct in the Judicial Branch.

Animated video scenarios illustrating each section of the Code bring the ethical dilemmas of Illinois Judicial Branch employment to life. With thought-provoking questions and interactive exercises composed around each section of the code, sharpening your knowledge and comprehension of the Illinois Judicial Branch Ethics Code has never been more engaging.

NOTE: Consult the FAQ page for helpful instructions prior to starting this course.

This training has been prepared under an agreement between the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts and the National Center for State Courts. This training was developed under grant number SJI-15-E-033 from the State Justice Institute. The points of view expressed are those of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute or the National Center for State Courts.
  • Introduction: Code of Conduct Principles
  • Section I: Performance of Duties
  • Section II: Confidentiality
  • Section III: Improper Use of Position and Related Prohibitions
  • Section IV: Conflict of lnterest
  • Section V: Political Activity
  • Section VI: Personal Activities
  • Section VII: Court Managers
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever