Opinion 79-18

December 4, 1979

Dear Judge:

This is in response to your inquiry of September 24th, 1979, wherein you inquired as to the propriety of serving on the Board of Directors of "The High School in ________". Some delay was occasioned inasmuch as your inquiry was directed to the former Chairman of this Committee. The High School in _________ is a self-sustaining, non-sectarian educational institution, the purpose of which is to foster study in ___________ by high school students.

Of the seven members of the Committee who responded to your inquiry, all were unanimous in the opinion that you could properly serve on the Board of Directors, so long as you did not engage in fund raising activities.

Yours truly,

James T. Carlisle, Chairman
Committee on Standards of Conduct Governing Judges

cc: All Committee Members
Sid White, Clerk of the Supreme Court
Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission
Florida Bar Journal
All references to the inquiring judge deleted

Participating members: Judges Booth, Carlisle, Haverfield, Richardson, Stephenson, Turner and Samuel Powers, Attorney