If you want to be a judge, much less a lawyer, who is not bound by any code of ethics, wangle a Supreme Court appointment.
Practicing lawyers answer to their state bars. State judges answer to a variety of state commissions governing judicial conduct. Federal district court and court of appeals judges are bound by the Code of Judicial Conduct, which is enforced by the Judicial Conference. Supreme Court justices need not be members of any bar and are exempt from the rules that govern lower federal court judges. Read more