OPINION 108
January 1955

CONFLICTING INTERESTS — PRIVATE PRACTICE BY JUDGES — It would be improper for a city judge to accept employment to appear before the city council in requesting amendment of zoning regulations.

Canon 6.

Questions

Would it violate the Canons of Ethics for Attorney A, who is the duly appointed and acting city judge of the City of Z, to accept private employment to appear before the city council in an effort to get such council to amend or change the zoning ordinance so as to classify as "business property" certain property now classified as "residential"?

Opinion

The committee is of the opinion that it would violate Canon 6 for the city judge to accept the above described employment. (5-4)