Opinion 73-18
December 26, 1973

Re: Canon 7

Dear Judge


A majority of the members of the Standards of Judicial Conduct Committee recommend against the preparation and distribution of the brochure as outlined in your letter of October 19, 1973 to the Judicial Qualifications Commission, Tallahassee.

The objections are:

1. The brochure would appear to emphasize the constitutional and procedural rights of the defendant, while making no explanation of or dealing with the rights of the prosecution. The impartiality of a Judge might be questionable.

2. It has the appearance of self advertisement.

3. Brochures of this kind we feel should be prepared under the auspices of the bar association.

With seasons greetings and high regards, I am,

/s/ GUNTER STEPHENSON
CIRCUIT JUDGE


GS/lt