Opinions of the Committee on
Standards of Conduct Governing Judges


1992

 Opinion

 Canon(s)

 Subject
 92-1  2B  Unsolicited letter to the Florida Bar
 92-2  Thank you letter on judicial stationery
 92-3  5B  Judge as member - Italian-American society
 92-4  4; 5  Fund raising - Restoration of courthouse lobby
 92-5  5B  Judge as member - Police Chiefs Association
 92-6  5B(2)  Judge as member - School development board
 92-7  5; 6  Judge receiving free cruise in exchange for educational lecture
 92-8  Recusal - Spouse employed by law firm
 92-9  Comments to media regarding the legalization of drugs
 92-10  Conduct of ex-parte matters
 92-11  5  Judge as member - Children's Services Council
 92-12  4B; 5B(2)  Judge as member - County Advisory Committee
 92-13  3A(6); 7B(3)  Judge responding to media criticism
 92-14  Traffic Magistrate - full time position as Assistant County Attorney
 92-15a
receded from in
Op. 97-27
 2; 5C(4)  Gifts - Acceptance of golf course membership (receded from in Op. 97-27)
 92-15b  5  Traffic Magistrate - club and organization membership
 92-16  5; 6  Gifts - tickets to social events
 92-17  3  Disqualification - Family member employed by law firm
 92-18  5D  Judge as fiduciary - Co-trustee
 92-19  7B  Campaign activities
 92-20  2B  Judge requiring parents to attend Children and Divorce seminar
 92-21  5  Judge as member - Fair Association
 92-22  1; 2; 3; 4  Judge initiating legal action - Court reporting issue
 92-23  Traffic Magistrate - president of local bar association
 92-24  5G  Judge as member - County Charter Committee
 92-25  Appeals referees - application of Code of Conduct
 92-26  7  Judicial candidate - Judge attending partisan political rally
 92-27  7B (2)  Judicial candidate - Use of campaign funds to pay filing fee
 92-28
receded from in
Op. 95-01
 5, 7  Judge as member - Tiger Bay Club (receded from in Op. 95-01 )
 92-29  4, 7  Judge as seminar sponsor; Judge using petition to qualify for election
 92-30  2  Judicial letterhead - Senior judge using letterhead to advertise mediation services
 92-31  2  Judge accepting award - Criminal defense lawyers association
 92-32  2, 7A  Elections - Judge signing qualifying petition for candidate
 92-33  7B(1)(b)  Judicial Assistant - Ability to engage in political activity
 92-34  2  Judge as speaker - Law Enforcement Recognition Week
 92-35  2, 4  Letter of recommendation - Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement
 92-36  3C  Disqualification - Judge presiding in matters tried by persons judge formerly supervised
 92-37  2A  Traffic Magistrates - serving as auxiliary state trooper
 92-38  2B; 5B  Donations - judge soliciting donations to benefit homeless
 92-39  3C  Disqualification - Judge as party in federal lawsuit
 92-40  A(1)(b),A(4); 2B  Use of judges' photograph in campaign literature of another candidate
 92-41 Judge attending Presidential inaugural ball
 92-42  7B(1)(c)  Judicial candidate - speaking on legal or political issues
 92-43  2B  Judge endorsing service provider directory
 92-44  3C  Disqualification - Attorney who made financial contribution to campaign
 92-45  4A; 5C(1)  Judge as lecturer - private corporate sponsor
 92-46  5A  Avocational activity of judge
 92-47  5  Judge as member - Advisory committee
 92-48  2A  Traffic Magistrate - representation of defendants charged with DUI
 None    Judicial Assistants - Reconsideration of Opinion 91-23