Opinion 81-10

November 16, 1981

Dear Judge:

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.

Yours truly,

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