Opinions of the Committee on
Standards of Conduct Governing Judges


1995

 Opinion

 Canon(s)

 Subject
 95-1 recedes from Opinion 92-28  5A, 5B  Reconsideration of Opinion 92-28 - Tiger Bay Club
 95-2  7C Judicical Candidate - Campaign activity under revised Code of Judicial Conduct
 95-3  7A  Judge as speaker - Tiger Bay Club
 95-4  4D, 5D  Judge participating in network marketing enterprise - Amway
 95-5  7C  Judicical Candidate - Campaign activity under revised Code of Judicial Conduct
 95-6  7C  Judicial Candidate - Applicability of revised Code of Judicial Conduct to person qualifying prior to effective date on new Code
 95-7  5E  Judge as fiduciary - Trustee of estate of wife's grandmother
 95-8  3E  Child Support Hearing Officer - Private practice of law
 95-9  3E  Disclosure - Temporary restraining order
 95-10  4C  Judge as member - Advisory board - Court reporting school
 95-11  5E, 5G Attorney's fee - Acceptance by judge of attorney's fee in minor son's personal injury settlement
95-12
Opinion withdraws 91-23
 2B, 3B, 3C Fundraising activities by judicial assistants - Reconsideration of Opinion 91-23
 95-13  2B, 3B, 3C  Fundraising activities by judicial assistants - Reconsideration of Opinion 91-23
 95-14 5B Judge as member - Governor's Task Force on Domestic Violence
 95-15  Disclosure - Attorney who represented judge
 95-16  Disclosure - Attorney who defended judge
 95-17  7C  Judicial candidate - Opening campaign account
 95-18  3E  Recusal - Judge-shareholder in family corporation involved in potential litigation with State of Florida
 95-19  4D, 5D. 6  Gifts - Acceptance of dinner tickets
 95-20  3E Disqualification - Attorney who filed complaint against Judge with Judicial Qualifications Commission
 95-21  4A  Judge as member - Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
 95-22  4C  Judge as member - Kiwanis bingo team member
 95-23  5C Traffic Magistrate - Serving as part-time uncompensated Special Assistant State Attorney
 95-24
receded from in
Op. 96-23
 2B Judicial Nominating Commission - Judge communicating information regarding qualification of applicants (receded from in Op. 96-23 )
 95-25  5C  Judge as speaker - Presentation to church officials regarding resignation of pastor
 95-26  Senior judge - Advertisement of mediation services and membership in mediation firm
 95-26 Revised  Senior judge - Advertisement of mediation services and membership in mediation firm
 95-27  5G  Senior judge - Member of advisory board as sole legal advisor
 95-28  5C  Judge as member - Board of directors - YMCA
 95-29  Disclosure - Former client appearing before judge now using a different name
 95-30  7B, 7C  Judicial candidate- One year rule - conducting limited campaign activity
 95-31  3E, 5D  Judge as member - Director of bank - investment in start-up of bank
 95-32  2B  Judge as witness - Testimony at bar grievance
 95-33  Senior Judge - Serving as hearing officer for municipality
 95-34  5C  Judge as member - Board of Directors - Non-profit historical association
 95-35
receded from in
Op. 05-10 and 04-37
 2B  Senior Judge - Testify as an expert witness regarding attorney's fees (receded from in Op. 05-10 and 04-37 )
 95-36  4  Judge as member - County Committee on Alcoholism
 95-37  4B  Judge-author - Articles on attorney's fees
 95-38  2B, 5A, 5C  Blood drive to benefit child of judge
 95-39
receded from in
Op. 99-17
 General Master - Member on Health and Human Services Board (receded from in Op. 99-17)
 95-40  4B  Judge attending Domestic Abuse Council luncheon
 95-41  5A, 5B  Judge attending MADD sponsored candlelight vigil
 95-42  4D, 5C  Judge signing petion in support of increased circuit court filing fees
 95-43  5C Judge publicly supporting street name change after deceased judge
 95-44  2 Judge writing a positive letter about his education at a local high school
 95-45 5D(3) Judge as member - Board of Directors - Federal Credit Union
 95-46 4D, 5 Judge as member - American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)