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Advisory Opinions
These advisory opinions have been issued by the Advisory Committee on Standards of Judicial Conduct. Rule 503(D), SCACR, provides the following regarding these opinions: "All opinions shall be advisory in nature only. No opinion shall bind the Commission on Judicial Conduct in any proceeding properly before that body. However, in the discretion of the Commission on Judicial Conduct, an opinion of the Committee may be considered as evidence of a good faith effort to comply with the Code of Judicial Conduct."


04-2014 The propriety of a municipal judge’s child receiving a scholarship from a foundation whose president writes bonds in the municipal court.

03-2014 Propriety of a part-time municipal judge accepting employment as a Safety and Risk Management Coordinator with a county school district.

02-2014 Propriety of office manager for Magistrate’s Court seeking employment as treasurer of office manager’s church.

01-2014 Propriety of a part-time probate judge, who also has a private practice, to continue accepting clients under a contract with the public defender’s office.