179 P.3d 625 (Okla.Jud.Eth. 2008), 2008-1, Judicial Ethics Opinion 2008-1
|Docket Nº:||JUDICIAL ETHICS OPINION 2008-1.|
|Citation:||179 P.3d 625, 2008 OK JUD ETH 1|
|Case Date:||March 12, 2008|
|Court:||Oklahoma Judicial Ethics Advisory Panel|
The Opinions of the Ethics Advisory Panel are advisory only and can be relied by the Council on Judicial Complaints while recommending discipline of a Judge or a Judicial Candidate and not binding on the Council or Courts in the exercise of their judicial discipline responsibilities.
Decided March 13, 2008.
and has been modified and reissued as Judicial Ethics Opinion 2007-1.)
¶ 1 Question(s): May a judge participate in the annual OBA sponsored Ask-A-Lawyer program?
¶ 2 Answer(s): Yes.
¶ 3 Comment: Canon 4B. "Avocational Activities. A judge may speak, write, lecture, teach and participate in other extra-judicial activities concerning the law, the legal system, the administration of justice and non-legal subjects, subject to the requirements of this code."
Canon 4 may be broadly interpreted to encourage a judge to participate in activities whose purposes are devoted to the improvement of the law, the legal system or the administration of justice so long as such participation does not violate any other...
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