These questions review the materials covered in Chapter Five of the textbook Judicial Ethics and Conduct, available from CALI's eLangdell website. The subject matter covered includes disqualification / recusal.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. State the standard for recusal.
2. Explain how the appearance of impropriety may (or may not) impact a judge's decision to recuse herself from a case.
3. Explain when it is proper to allow the lawyers to waive any potential objection to a judge hearing a case.
4. List examples of permissible judicial bias.