Opinion 77-17

November 15, 1977

Re: Canon 2B

Dear Judge:


This is in response to your question of whether you may voluntarily write a letter to the Parole and Probation Commission, identifying yourself as a County Judge, and recommending parole for an inmate.

Seven members of the Committee are of the view that such a letter is prohibited by Canon 2B. One member feels that you have the right, and quite possibly the duty, to identify yourself as a County Judge.

We appreciate your inquiry and trust the foregoing will be of assistance to you.



Sincerely yours,


Tyrie A. Boyer, Chairman
Committee on Standards of Conduct Governing Judges

TAB/hmr

Participating members: Judges Boyer, Haverfield, Hewitt, Murphee, O'Connell, Sample,
Stephenson and Samuel J. Powers, Attorney