February 24, 1981
This is in response to your inquiry of whether you may ethically teach business law at a university for compensation. The Committee unanimously approved this activity, as long as it does not interfere with your judicial duties. As one member pointed out, preparation for class could conceivably interfere with your duties.
James T. Carlisle, Chairman
Committee on Standards of Conduct Governing Judges
cc: All Committee Members
Sid White, Clerk of the Supreme Court
Mr. William C. Clark, Chairman, Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission
Mrs. Linda H. Yates, Managing Editor, Florida Bar Journal
Hon Howard T. Markey, Chairman, Ethics Advisory Panel Judicial Conference of the U.S.
All references to the inquiring judge deleted
Participating members: Judges Carlisle, Stephenson, Nesbitt, Booth and Richardson