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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."

04-2015 Propriety of an Associate Probate Judge becoming employed as an instructor at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

03-2015 Propriety of a full-time magistrate presiding over a case in which the Sheriff’s Deputy acting as the prosecuting officer is also the cousin of magistrate’s criminal clerk.

02-2015 Whether a Family Court judge is required to include another attorney’s assumption of judge’s mortgage payments on judge’s disclosure statement.

01-2015 Propriety of a circuit court judge presiding over matters in which the judge’s law clerk’s father and his partner frequently appear before the circuit court.