February 13, 1972
Re: Canon 5B(2)
Re: Activities of Judges
who are Directors of
Law Alumni Association
Questions submitted by you and on behalf of Judges and were promptly forwarded
to the members of on Standards of Judicial Conduct.
It is their unanimous opinion that Question 1, should be answered in the
negative; Judges should avoid fundraising activities. Canon 5 B(2).
With one dissenting vote, it is the committee's opinion that the activities
outlined in your Questions 2, 3, and 4 relating to activities leading up
to campaign solicitation period would be contrary to.the spirit of Canon
A majority of the committee felt that the activities described in your questions
5 and 6, would be consistent with judicial standards.
One member of our committee who is also a member of the Board of Directors
of the University of Miami Law Alumni Association, refrained from stating
any views on the questions submitted.
With high esteem and warm regards, I am
/s/ GUNTER STEPHENSON, As
Chairman Standards of Judicial Conduct