Opinion 77-9

April 12, 1977

Re: Canon 5B, 5G

Dear Judge:


This is in response to your inquiry reciting that you were recently appointed as a county judge and inquiring whether you will be able to continue to serve as a member of the District II Human Rights Advisory Committee for the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. You include a copy of Section 20.19(7), Florida Statutes, outlining the duties of this Committee.

The Committee is unanimously of the opinion that your continued service on that committee would be in conflict with the provisions of Canon 5B(1). We affirm the holding of our earlier Opinion No. 76-21 and that of Opinion No. 75-32 to the effect that continued service on that committee would conflict with Canon 5G as well.

We appreciate your inquiry and trust the foregoing will be of assistance to you.



Sincerely yours,


Tyrie A. Boyer, Chairman
Committee on Standards of Conduct Governing Judges

TAB/hmr

Participating members: Judges Carlisle, Haverfield, Hewitt, Marger, Murphee, O'Connell,Sample
and Stephenson. Judge Boyer as Chairman.