November 10, 1975


Opinion 75-30

Canon 2B


Dear Judge:


You inquire as to the propriety of you, a circuit Judge, writing a voluntary character reference letter on behalf of a person, now County Supervisor applying for District Supervisor, Division of Youth Services. Further, you advise that you have come in contact with the applicant in your official capacity as a judge.

The Committee, without dissent, finds no impropriety inn your writing a character reference letter on behalf of a person, with whom you have had contact in your official capacity as a judge, applying for a promotion within the Division of Youth Services


Your very truly,

Gunter Stephenson, Chairman
Committee on Standards of Judicial Conduct

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