Opinion 74-12
October 4, 1974

Re: Canon 5B

Re: Your letter, September 5, 1974

Dear Judge

It is the consensus of the Committee that Guidance Clinic matters may be involved regularly in the circuit court regarding Baker Act proceedings.

It is suggested that while the "clinic" is not a named party in the hearings, it could be a real party in interest via policies and other matters. Therefore, it is suggested that your services as a member:of the Board of Directors of the Guidance Clinic may be inconsistent with Canon 5 B(l). The Committee adheres to its opinion dated January 16, 1973.

The Committee appreciates the opportunity to be of service.

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

GS :jss

cc: Committee members