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Opinion 14

An Administrative Judge of a Judicial District has requested an opinion from the Commission with respect to whether it would be ethical for him to employ an Administrative Assistant who is the son-in-law of a Judge of the Superior Court in the district, keeping in mind that the latter judge might at some time in the future become Administrative Judge of the district.

It is the opinion of the Commission that it would not be unethical for the Administrative Judge to employ an Administrative Assistant even though he may be the son-in-law of a Judge of a Superior Court in that district; nor do we believe that it could constitute any violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct for such employment to be continued notwithstanding his father-in-law might later become Administrative Judge.

[Pertinent Code of Judicial Conduct provisions: Rule 1.2(B), 2.4(B), 2.13(A)(2), 2.11(A). Cross reference to other relevant opinions for review: #68, #86.]

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