OPINION 100
April 1954

RETIREMENT FROM JUDICIAL POSITION BY PARTNER —- ADVOCATE'S POSITION —- An attorney should not become an advocate in a child custody case when his partner has previously acted in a judicial capacity in the matter.

Canon 33.

Question

Would it be a violation of the Canons of Ethics for an attorney to accept employment as an advocate in a child custody case when his partner has previously acted in a judicial capacity in the matter?

Opinion

The committee is of the opinion that the situation described in the above question would constitute a violation of Canon 33.  (8-2)