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PROFESSIONAL ETHICS OF THE FLORIDA BAR

OPINION 62-20
August 28, 1962

It is not improper for a judge and two lawyers to appear in a panel discussion before the local medical association so long as actual cases are not discussed and the discussion is limited to general principles.

Note: Judicial conduct is governed by the Code of Judicial Conduct. The Judicial Ethics Committee issues opinions interpreting this Code.

Canon: 27

Chairman Holcomb stated the opinion of the committee:

A member of The Florida Bar submits an inquiry relative to the propriety of a judge and two lawyers appearing in a panel discussion before the local Medical Association, at which it was anticipated that medical testimony and negligence litigation would be discussed.

We have never had this exact question before us, but we see no reason for objecting so long as actual cases are not discussed and the discussion is limited to general principles.

[Revised: 08-24-2011]