New judges should be required to take a brief course in judicial ethics before going on the bench. There is a need for this requirement. It is justified by the good it would do for judges, for the judiciary, and for the resolution of many conceptional conflicts in the ethical imperatives confronting judges.

I. Need

II. Justification—The Judge

III. Justification—The Judiciary

IV. Justification—Research and Development

V. Independence v. Accountability

VI. Isolation v. Involvement

VII. Presumptions—Impartiality v. Partiality

VIII. Appearance v. Reality

IX. The Monitors

X. The Pathfinders

XI. Conclusion