The Florida Bar

Ethics Opinion

Opinion 62-20

FLORIDA BAR ETHICS OPINION
OPINION 62-20
August 28, 1962
Advisory ethics opinions are not binding.
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:

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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.