September 21, 1973
Re: Canon 5C2(1)
Your letter of August 24, 1973, directed to Justice Carlton has been forwarded
to me on September 17.
Canon 5C 2 (1) provides, "Judge. . . should not serve as an officer,
director, manager, adviser or employee of any business." It would be
impermissible for a judge at this time to accept a directorship in any banking
Even though the Supreme Court permitted an incumbent judge two years in
which to be in strict compliance with Canon 5, this would not approve a
judge permitting a business institution to identify him in any of its brochures
as a judge.
/S/ GUNTER STEPHENSON, as Chairman, Committee on Standards
of Judicial Conduct
cc: Committee members