Monday, October 1, 2012
A recent opinion from the ever-busy Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee:
ISSUES: 1. May a judge participate in a charity walkathon wearing a shirt with a “team name” based on the name of a local attorney in private practice?
2. May a judge’s spouse donate and solicit funds on the spouse’s behalf and on behalf of the team named for the local lawyer?
ANSWER: Yes, as long as the judge is not seeking to solicit funds vicariously through the efforts of the judge’s spouse.