Opinion 80-16


September 30, 1980



Dear Judge:


This is in response to your inquiry as to whether you may petition the Florida Supreme Court to review the Florida Bar Dues Structure re County Judges. The seven members of our Committee who responded to this inquiry were of the opinion that the Canons do not prohibit a judge from petitioning the Florida Supreme Court to review the Florida Bar Dues Structure.



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