PART-TIME MUNICIPAL JUDGE
ON ZONING BOARD

Opinion No. 202 (1996)


QUESTION: May a home rule city Municipal Court Relief judge, appointed by the city council, also serve on the City's Zoning Board of Adjustment, a wholly voluntary and uncompensated position also appointed by the city council?

ANSWER: Yes. Canon 6C(1)(b) exempts Municipal Court judges from the requirements of Canon 4H.

Canon 4H provides that a judge should not accept appointment to a governmental committee, commission or other position that is concerned with issues of fact or policy on matters other than the improvement of the law, the legal system, or the administration of justice.