Opinion 80-8

July 10, 1980

Dear Judge:

This is in response to your inquiry as to whether it is proper for a judge to belong to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, of the seven members of the Committee who responded all of them thought it was proper.

Yours truly,

James T. Carlisle, Chairman
Committee on Standards of Conduct Governing Judges

cc: All Committee Members
Sid White, Clerk of the Supreme Court
William C. Clark, Chairman, Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission
Linda H. Yates, Managing Editor, Florida Bar Journal
Hon. Howard T. Markey, Chairman, Ethics Advisory Panel of the Judicial Conference of the U.S.
All references to the inquiring judge deleted

Participating members: Booth, Carlisle, Hewitt, Richardson, Stephenson, Turner and Samuel Powers, Attorney