ATTORNEY AS TRUSTEE
Opinion No. 6 (1975)*
QUESTION: Should a judge recuse in a case in which one of the
attorneys is presently serving as trustee, with discretionary powers, of a trust in which
the judge's wife is a beneficiary?
ANSWER: It is the opinion of the Committee that the judge should recuse because "his impartiality might reasonably be questioned" in compliance with
Canon 3C(1) of the Code of Judicial Conduct.
*Provisions relating to recusal and disqualification were removed from Canon 3C effective January 21, 1987. See Rules 18a and 18b, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.