November 16, 1981
This is in response to your inquiry as to the propriety of your acting as a director of a condo association. In Opinion 81-7 we said that Canon 5 mandated a judge not serve in that capacity because of the volume of condominium litigation and the many adverse interests in that type of association, it is likely the association would be regularly engage in adversary proceedings before the courts. Of the eight members Committee responding all were unanimous that you should not serve.
James T. Carlisle, Chairman
Committee on Standards of Conduct Governing Judges
cc: All Committee Members
Sid White, Clerk of the Supreme Court
Mr. William C. Clark, Chairman, Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission
Mrs. Linda H. Yates, Managing Editor, Florida Bar Journal
Hon Howard T. Markey, Chairman, Ethics Advisory Panel Judicial Conference of the U.S.
All references to the inquiring judge deleted
Participating members: Judges Booth, Carlisle, Hewitt, Letts, Nesbitt, Richardson, Turner and Samuel Powers, Attorney