WIFE AS BENEFICIARY OF TRUST

Opinion No. 5 (1975)*


QUESTION: If a judge's wife is a beneficiary of a trust, managed by others, containing a portfolio of various stocks, real estate interests and other assets, should the judge report the names of the corporations, businesses, or other financial undertakings, the stocks or interests in which constitute part of the assets of the trust, as corporations, businesses, or other financial undertakings in which he has an interest in order to comply with Canon 6C(c) of the Code of Judicial Conduct?

ANSWER: The Committee is of the opinion that the judge should determine all of the assets of the trust and list them in compliance with Canon 6C(c) of the Code of Judicial Conduct.
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*Canon 6C of the Code of Judicial Conduct was rewritten January 21, 1987.