Opinion 75-14
May 29, 1975

Re: Canon 4B
Re: Standards of Judicial Conduct

Dear Judge

Further reference is made to your inquiry of April 21, 1975.

It is the opinion of the Committee on Standards of Judicial Conduct without dissent, that a judicial officer may communicate with members of the Legislature on matters concerning the administration of justice, including the appropriation and disbursement of funds deemed necessary to operate and finance the court system See Canon 4B.

Further, we find no correlation between the voluntarily submitted character references bearing upon the character of an individual involved in a civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding, and a request to members of the Legislature for appropriate financing of the court system.

With kind regards, I am

/s/ GUNTER STEPHENSON,as Chairman
Committee on Standards of Judicial Conduct

GS:jss

cc: all members