September 30, 1980
This is in response to your inquiry as to whether you may petition the Florida Supreme Court to review the Florida Bar Dues Structure re County Judges. The seven members of our Committee who responded to this inquiry were of the opinion that the Canons do not prohibit a judge from petitioning the Florida Supreme Court to review the Florida Bar Dues Structure.
James T. Carlisle, Chairman
Committee on Standards of Conduct Governing Judges
cc: All Committee Members
Sid White, Clerk of the Supreme Court
William C. Clark, Chairman, Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission
Linda H. Yates, Managing Editor, Florida Bar Journal
Hon. Howard T. Markey, Chairman, Ethics Advisory Panel of the Judicial Conference of the U.S.
All references to the inquiring judge deleted
Participating members: Carlisle, Booth, Hewitt, Stephenson, Richardson, Turner and Samuel Powers, Attorney