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TOPICAL INDEX

The following is a listing of the Advisory Opinions of the Arkansas Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee by categories. Each category lists opinions by number with a brief synopsis.


DISCIPLINARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Advisory Opinion 00-09 (responding to request from attorney for
information gathered in investigation of allegations of professional misconduct)
DISQUALIFICATION
Advisory Opinion 91-06 (press release about redistricting decision)
Advisory Opinion 92-01 (committee authority to respond to request regarding pending motion for recusal)
Advisory Opinion 92-03 (professional relationship with attorney)
Advisory Opinion 92-06 (judge’s sibling is an attorney employed in the litigation division of the state attorney general’s office)
Advisory Opinion 94-02 (election opponent is attorney)
Advisory Opinion 94-05 (election opponent is attorney)
Advisory Opinion 94-07 (election opponent is attorney)
Advisory Opinion 94-08 (de minimis interest)
Advisory Opinion 95-02 (attorney shares office space with judge’s siblings)
Advisory Opinion 95-06 (attorney is uncle of judge’s secretary)
Advisory Opinion 96-06 (pending motion for recusal)
Advisory Opinion 96-07 (attorney is judge’s court reporter’s spouse)
Advisory Opinion 97-03 (attorney rents office space from the judge)
Advisory Opinion 97-05 (judge in a partnership that rents office space to attorneys who practice in his court)
Advisory Opinion 97-06 (judge asserts he has no bias against defendant)
Advisory Opinion 98-04 (client’s attorney is judge’s first cousin)
Advisory Opinion 98-07 (cases involving assistance of attorney who shares office space with part-time judge and who assists the judge for fee)
Advisory Opinion 00-01 (special judge presiding when employee’s spouse is assistant prosecuting attorney in the same court)
Advisory Opinion 03-01 (reporting possible attorney misconduct)
Advisory Opinion 04-01 (judge a member of foundation that is a litigant)
DISQUALIFICATION - FAMILY RELATIONSHIP
Advisory Opinion 98-04 (first cousin)
Advisory Opinion 98-05 (attorney for whom the judge’s spouse performs accounting duties)
DISQUALIFICATION - PART-TIME JUDGE
Advisory Opinion 00-01 (deputy prosecuting attorney is married to member of judge’s firm)
Advisory Opinion 02-04 (temporary part-time judge presiding over criminal cases brought by office of prosecuting attorney while also representing defendants in other courts in same county)
Advisory Opinion 04-07 (managing attorney of legal aid office)
Advisory Opinion 05-03 Part-time city court judge may serve as a city attorney in another city but may not serve as a county attorney for the county in which the city is located
EX-PARTE COMMUNICATIONS, CASE MANAGEMENT, APPOINTMENTS,
NEPOTISM AND STAFF ISSUES
Advisory Opinion 96-08 (hiring chief justice’s second cousin)
Advisory Opinion 02-09 (out of court contact with victims of domestic violence)
FAMILY ISSUES - POLITICAL ACTIVITY
Advisory Opinion 02-06 (working in political campaign)
FORMER JUDGE
Advisory Opinion 05-08 A former judge may not refer to himself or herself as “judge” in a campaign logo or sign or other campaign material
JUDICIARY ACTIVITIES
Advisory Opinion 04-05 (judge may not be a trustee of a life insurance trust)
GIFTS, ORDINARY SOCIAL HOSPITALITY, HONORARIUM
Advisory Opinion 00-10 (robe from bar association)
HIRING; FAVORITISM; NEPOTISM
Advisory Opinion 96-08 (hiring chief justice’s second cousin)
Advisory Opinion 99-03 (employing secretary of former partner)
Advisory Opinion 99-05 (cousin as court clerk)
LETTER TO SENTENCING JUDGE; PARDON OR PAROLE BOARD
Advisory Opinion 00-03 (writing letter to sentencing judge)
LETTER TO SENTENCING JUDGE
Advisory Opinion 00-03 (writing letter to sentencing judge)
Advisory Opinion 05-01 May not write letter on behalf of a life long friend to a sentencing judge
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ; ACTING AS A REFERENCE
Advisory Opinion 97-01 (letter of recommendation for prospective federal judicial candidate)
Advisory Opinion 00-03 (letter of recommendation for a defendant to a sentencing judge)
Advisory Opinion 04-01 (judge may not lend name to fundraising effort for drug court)
MISCELLANEOUS
Advisory Opinion 99-01 (declining to issue opinions re representation by part-time judge)
Advisory Opinion 00-13 (judge’s spouse to take a job that would require her to solicit business for her employer from other businesses in are where judge has jurisdiction)
Advisory Opinion 01-03 (use of judicial letterhead by a municipal judge to correspond with supreme court, bar association and general assembly regarding implementation of a constitutional amendment as it pertains to municipal courts and judges)
Advisory Opinion 05-02 Financial arrangement with former law firm
Advisory Opinion 05-06 A retired judge may be pictured in a robe on the jacket of a book he or she authored on being a judge


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