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(7) An administrative judge should prohibit broadcasting, televising, or taking photographs in the hearing room and areas immediately adjacent thereto during proceedings or recesses between proceedings, except that, in the administrative judge's discretion, the use of electronic, video, or photographic recording may be authorized.
(b) Administrative responsibilities. (1) An administrative judge must diligently discharge assigned administrative responsibilities, maintain professional competence in judicial administration, and facilitate the performance of the administrative responsibilities of other administrative judges and employees of the Board.
(2) An administrative judge should require employees of the Board and. other persons subject to the administrative judge's direction and control to observe the standards of fidelity and diligence that apply to the administrative judge.
(3) An administrative judge should criticize and correct unprofessional conduct of lawyers of which the administrative judge may become aware in the performance of official duties, and, if adverse comment is not a sufficient corrective, should initiate appropriate disciplinary measures with the proper authorities.
(c) Disqualification. (1) An administrative judge must disqualify himself or herself in any proceeding in which the administrative judge's impartiality might reasonably be questioned, including, but not limited to, instances when:
(i) The administrative judge has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party, or personal knowledge of disputed evidentiary facts concerning the proceeding;
(ii) In private practice or governmental employment the administrative judge served as attorney or participated in another representative or advisory capacity in the matter in controversy; or a lawyer or other person with whom the administrative judge was previously associated served during such association as a representative or advisory participant in the matter; or the administrative judge or such asso
ciate has been a witness concerning the matter;
(iii) The administrative judge knows that he or she, individually or as a fiduciary, has a financial interest in the subject matter in controversy or in a party to the proceeding, or any other interest that could be affected by the outcome of the proceeding;
(iv) The administrative judge or the administrative judge's spouse, child, parent, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece:
(A) Is a party to the proceeding, or an officer, director, or trustee of a party;
(B) Is acting as an attorney in the proceeding;
(C) Is known by the administrative judge to have a financial or other interest that could be affected by the outcome of the proceeding; or
(D) Is to the administrative judge's knowledge likely to be a witness in the proceeding.
(2) An administrative judge must be knowledgeable about his or her personal and fiduciary financial interests, and make a reasonable effort to be informed about the personal financial interests of his or her spouse and minor children residing in the administrative judge's household.
(3) For the purposes of this paragraph the following words or phrases shall have the meaning indicated:
(i) "Fiduciary” includes such relationships as executor, administrator, trustee, and guardian;
(ii) “Proceeding” includes prehearing, hearing, or any other stage of litigation.
$ 105-735.706 Outside activities.
An administrative judge, subject to the proper performance of judicial duties, may engage in the following activities, if in doing so doubt is not cast on the capacity to decide impartially any issue that may come before the Board:
(a) Speak, write, lecture, teach, and participate in other activities concerning the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice.
(b) Unless otherwise prohibited by law or this subpart, appear at a public hearing before an executive or legislative body or official and otherwise consult with an executive or legislative body or official.
(c) Serve as a member, officer, or director of an organization or governmental agency devoted to the improvement of the law, the legal system, or the administration of justice. An administrative judge may assist such an organization in raising funds but should not personally participate in public fund-raising activities. An administrative judge should not give investment advice to such an organization, but may serve on its board of directors or trustees even though it has the responsibility for approving investment decisions. An administrative judge may make recommendations to public and private fund-granting agencies on projects and programs concerning the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice.
$ 105-735.707 Extra-judicial activities.
(a) Avocational activities. An administrative judge may write, lecture, teach, and speak on non-legal subjects, and engage in the arts, sports, and other social and recreational activities, if such avocational activities do not detract from the dignity of the office or interfere with the performance of judicial duties.
(b) Civic and charitable activities. An administrative judge may participate in civic and charitable activities that do not reflect adversely upon impartiality or interfere with the performance of judicial duties. An administrative judge may serve as an officer, director, trustee, or non-legal advisor of an educational, religious, charitable, fraternal, or civic organization not conducted for the economic or political advantage of its members, subject to the following limitations:
(1) An administrative judge should not serve if it is likely that the organization will be engaged in proceedings that would ordinarily come before the administrative judge or will be regularly engaged in adversary proceedings before the Board.
(2) An administrative judge should not solicit funds for any educational, religious, charitable, fraternal, or civic organization, or use or permit the use
of the prestige of the administrative judge's office for that purpose.
(3) An administrative judge should not give investment advice to such an organization, but may serve on its board of directors or trustees even though it has the responsibility for approving investment decisions.
(c) Financial activities. (1) An administrative judge must refrain from financial and business dealings that tend to reflect adversely on impartiality, interfere with the proper performance of judicial duties, exploit the administrative judge's judicial position, or involve the administrative judge in frequent transactions with lawyers or persons likely to come before the Board.
(2) Subject to the requirements of paragraph (c)(1) of this section, an administrative judge may hold and manage his or her investments, including real estate, and engage in other remunerative activity.
(3) An administrative judge must manage his or her financial interests to minimize the number of cases in which the administrative judge is disqualified. As soon as the administrative judge can do so without serious financial detriment, the administrative judge must divest himself or herself of financial interests that might require frequent disqualification.
(d) Fiduciary activities. An administrative judge may not serve as an executor, administrator, trustee, guardian or other fiduciary, if such service will interfere with the proper performance of judicial duties. He or she should not serve if it is likely that as a fiduciary the administrative judge will be engaged in proceedings that would ordinarily come before the Board, or if the estate, trust, or ward becomes involved in proceedings before the Board. While acting as a fiduciary, an administrative judge is subject to the same restrictions on financial activities that apply to the administrative judge in the administrative judge's personal capacity.
(e) Arbitration. An administrative judge may not act as an arbitrator or mediator.
(f) Practice of law. An administrative judge may not engage in the pracceive compensation and reimbursement of expenses for activities outside the scope of judicial duties permitted by $ 105-735.706 and § 105-735.707.
tice of law for compensation unless otherwise permitted by this part.
(g) Extra-judicial appointments. An administrative judge may not accept appointment to a government committee, commission, or other position that is concerned with issues of factor policy on matters which are likely to come before the Board.
8 105-735.709 Effective date of compli
ance. A person to whom this subpart becomes applicable must arrange his or her affairs as soon as reasonably possible to comply with it.
8 105-735.708 Appropriate compensation.
Subject to statute and GSA regulations, an administrative judge may re
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